Lord Blair of Boughton

Crossbench Peer

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A selection of Lord Blair of Boughton's votes

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  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes 0 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, in 2011
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year

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Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion 24 Feb 2020

    My Lords, I begin my assessment of the present legal position on this area of policy with a quotation that will be familiar to noble Lords: “‘the law is a ass’, said Mr Bumble.” The release of Sudesh Amman was lawful and his further detention would have been illegal, but his release represents a failure by the British state. The law needs to be changed and I support the provisions of...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 July 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (6 Mar 2019 to 30 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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