Lord Bew

Crossbench Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill - Report: Amendment 5 19 Jan 2022

    I have great respect for the gritty texture of the speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Hoey—initially, what is important to understand is why we have got to this point. She is absolutely right; there is a major problem with the one-sided, nationalist appropriation of the Belfast agreement and the willingness, on the whole—if you read Michel Barnier’s memoir on the EU, for example—to...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 19 Jan 2022

    My Lords, I sympathise with what the noble Lord, Lord Empey, has said, and with the important words of the noble Baroness, Lady Ritchie. However, the fate of Amendment 4 shows what happens when we try, late in the day, to inject new elements into this piece of rather specific technical legislation. The fate of Amendment 4 rather implies that, however desirable in principle this is—and I...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill - Second Reading 29 Nov 2021

    My Lords, I rise to support the Bill and to welcome the noble Lord, Lord Caine, to his position. It is wonderful to have in this House somebody with so much expertise on this subject and so much genuine, heartfelt concern for the people of Northern Ireland and their future prosperous development. I am also glad to see here tonight the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, and the noble Lord, Lord...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 May 2007

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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