Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead

Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead's votes

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  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] 20 Dec 2004

    My Lords, the principal question raised by this and related amendments is whether the Lords of Appeal should continue rather than be abolished, with in future the same people doing the same job but under a new name and in a different building, not 300 yards from here. Today I wish to offer the House briefly a serving Law Lord's perspective, separating the issues raised in this debate that...
  • Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] 20 Dec 2004

    My Lords, I am grateful for that reminder, but I shall move on now to a question that is at the heart of the amendment; that is, the much-debated question of the separation of powers. Contrary to what has been said, there is no ground for thinking the present arrangements carry a risk that decisions of the Law Lords may be impeachable in Strasbourg as a violation of the European Convention on...
  • Supreme Court and Judicial Reforms 12 Feb 2004

    My Lords, I shall confine myself to one of the proposed constitutional arrangements and changes that are now under consideration—the proposal to abolish the office of Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. It is an office that I have the honour to hold along with 11 other Members of your Lordships' House. The proposal is that, lest our continuing membership of your Lordships' House be misunderstood by...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (31 Jul 1997 to 30 Mar 1999)

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