Lord Blair of Boughton

Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Oct 2021

    My Lords, I remind the House that I was a member of the Commission on Assisted Dying chaired by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer. The word we should hold in front of us is “choice”. This is a choice for a patient facing fear of a very bad death. It is a choice for medical practitioners: as in the case of abortion, while having to accept that assisted dying is an option, they do...
  • Crown Prosecution Service: Rape Cases - Question 5 Mar 2020

    My Lords, 35 years ago I published a book called Investigating Rape: A New Approach for Police. That book was based around the theory of rape trauma syndrome, which leads victims to give accounts which are initially contradictory. It appears that the fall in rape prosecutions is because the prosecutors are finding discrepancies in the victims’ accounts. Will the Minister explain to the...
  • Offender Management: Checkpoint Programme - Question for Short Debate 27 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Bates, for this debate. Because of the short time limit, my speech will mostly be a set of questions to the Minister. I am not sure whether the Minister is aware of a new strand of police research called evidence-based policing—EBP for short—the brainchild of Professor Larry Sherman, who was mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Bates, at...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Conduct Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (6 Mar 2019 to 14 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Licensing Act 2003 Committee (25 May 2016 to 4 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, European Union Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Private Bills Select Committee (L) (11 Oct 2011 to 20 Dec 2011)

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