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Baroness Butler-Sloss

Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Baroness Butler-Sloss's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 5 17 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I start by reassuring the noble Baroness, Lady Meyer, that if the President of the Family Division has said he will do something, he will do it. Turning to these two amendments, I have the greatest possible sympathy with the proposals in each of them, but I do not think it appropriate that either should be in primary legislation. I would like to see, side by side with the...
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 3 17 Mar 2020

    I understand what the noble and right reverend Lord says. The trouble is that I do not think having it in primary legislation will make it any easier for this issue to be resolved. This seems a matter for the Family Division to get on with, to see what it can do to try to deal with this. The Family Procedure Rules have to be obeyed; when I was a family judge, they were as important to me as...
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 3 17 Mar 2020

    I wonder whether the noble Baroness would allow me to make the point that in Amendment 3, proposed new subsection (5B) talks about “evidence that the respondent has engaged in deliberate evasion of service or other steps to delay materially the service of the application”. Nothing in this amendment deals with the applicant misbehaving.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 July 2006

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 9 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (15 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
  • Chair, Adoption Legislation Committee (29 May 2012 to 26 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 15 May 2012)


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