Lord Donaldson of Lymington

Former Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • London: Terrorist Attacks 20 Jul 2005

    My Lords, I invite the Minister to consider including in the definition of acts preparatory words that one can take from Section 22 of the Theft Act in relation to handling stolen goods, that the offence is only committed if the perpetrator knows or believes that what he or she is doing is an act preparatory to terrorism. I raise that because one the features of the problems that arose on 7...
  • Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech 23 May 2005

    My Lords, I want to say a brief word about constitutional matters. It has to be a brief word because the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor has failed to give any indication of the way the Government's mind is moving. I understand that in due course there will be papers on methods of conducting our business and on the composition of the House. That will be the time to discuss in...
  • Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech 23 May 2005

    My Lords, I chose my words without due care and attention. I meant that there are more Members of this House taking the Labour Whip than there are taking the Whip of any other party or indeed those of us on these Benches who have the privilege of taking no Whip from any party, which is a freedom that I relish. I still say that the origin of the Salisbury convention was when there was an...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1988

Left the House of Lords on 31 August 2005

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