Lord Carlile of Berriew

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • National Security Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 105A 18 Jan 2023

    I must admit that I was more favourably disposed towards some of these provisions, but the Minister has convinced me that I was wrong. He has told us that these provisions are unnecessary. They are in effect a very long text message, which apparently the public are going to consider over their breakfast tables, reminding judges of what the existing law is. Is he comfortable with using this...
  • National Security Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 105 18 Jan 2023

    My Lords, we are being asked to approve something that relates to regulations that we have not seen, and we would ask the Government to review the way in which they are approaching the passage of this part of the Bill. We need to see not just draft practice or draft regulations but the regulations themselves. The way in which this part of the Bill has been generated—and I do not want to...
  • National Security Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 105 18 Jan 2023

    I am sorry to intervene again, but does the Minister not see that this is illustrating the whole mistake in producing important legislation arising from amendments made in Committee in the House of Commons? If this part of the Bill had been drafted in the normal way, by parliamentary counsel with time to develop it and to consult, it would have been perfectly simple to produce draft...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Party was Liberal Democrat until 12 Jan 2017

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 1 May 2012)
  • Spokesperson for Health (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Mental Health and Disability), Health (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (15 Sep 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Chair, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (15 Sep 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
  • Shadow Minister, Welsh Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (16 Jun 1986 to 15 May 1987)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (9 Jun 1983 to 21 Nov 1986)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (9 Jun 1983 to 21 Nov 1986)

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