My Lords, as one of the signatories to Amendment 14—and its predecessor, which we looked at in Committee—I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Stern, and congratulate her on her amazing vigour and courage and, indeed, her intuition in pursuing this matter, which is so important. When I spoke in Committee, I made it very clear from the beginning that, first of all—and this is...
My Lords, I rise as a signatory to Amendment 167, which I fully support. As the noble Baroness, Lady Stern, highlighted, the recent “global laundromat” revelations make the need for our amendment rather pressing. As she said, it is exactly a year since the Panama papers were published and we have yet another leak. Must we wait for the next one before we follow through on the...
My Lords, I refer to my entry in the register as a lawyer. I was a little surprised today and looked twice at this topical Question; I thought it might even have been answered by my noble friend Lord Bridges of Headley but, luckily, it is on a another theme—an important theme in terms of divorce. I have often said that, even with the best intentions, divorces very rarely end in an...
Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2016
Previously MP for Leeds North East until 8 April 1997 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Leeds North East
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