Lord Bew

Crossbench Peer


Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 May 2007

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) ( 9 Jan 2013 to 18 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) ( 9 Jan 2013 to 18 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)

Recent appearances

  • United Kingdom: Union - Motion to Take Note 14 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord McInnes, for introducing this debate in the style with which he has. Much of what I say—indeed, all of what I say—is operating emotionally at a similar level. In the last few days we have lost Lord McAvoy. I want briefly to pay tribute to him. His life embodied one of the many complex trajectories characteristic of the union, in his sympathies and...
  • Northern Ireland - Motion for an Humble Address: Amendment to the Motion 27 Feb 2024

    My Lords, first, I pay tribute to Lord Cormack, as have others in this House. He was a friend of mine. In 2015, I was asked by the then Lord Speaker to chair a Committee of both Houses along with Tristram Hunt, a Member of the other House, on the anniversaries of that year—mainly Magna Carta. It was also the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death. Lord Cormack was my senior adviser on that...
  • Windsor Framework (Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve 13 Feb 2024

    Was EU law mentioned in the DUP manifesto? It is definitely not mentioned in the seven tests—there is no doubt about that—and it is a rather contorted argument about the Act of Union implying this.

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