Lord Pannick

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee: Amendment 6 15 Jul 2019

    My Lords, I very much look forward to serving with the noble Lord, Lord True, on your Lordships’ Constitution Committee, to which he has recently been appointed. He will bring, I think it is fair to say, a fresh perspective to our deliberations. I am very sorry that the noble Lord does not appear to understand the constitutional impropriety of a Prime Minister advising Her Majesty that...
  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee: Amendment 6 15 Jul 2019

    Can I just finish the sentence? The noble Lord referred as a matter of criticism, as he sees it, to unelected judges deciding matters. Judges are deciding the law of the land: that is their job and their responsibility. I think it is shameful, if I may say so, that a Member of this House should deprecate that process and the rule of law on which we pride ourselves.
  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee: Amendment 6 15 Jul 2019

    I am not referring to particular citizens; I am referring to the very clearly expressed statement, which I heard and I think other noble Lords heard, that it is inappropriate and wrong for “unelected judges”—those were his words—to decide on the law of the land. That is their job. We pride ourselves on the rule of law in this country, and that is a fundamental element of the rule of...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 November 2008

Currently held offices

  • Member, Constitution Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (9 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)


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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Pannick’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 51.25% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 396 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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