Lord Blair of Boughton

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 24 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I need to apologise for not attending Second Reading, but I want to support the amendments of the noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan, and the noble Lord, Lord Hain. We need to understand what Kenova is, and it is worth going back to understanding that it is an investigation of 200 murders. It is probably the most complex investigation in British criminal history. It also involves...
  • Metropolitan Police: Crime and Misconduct - Question for Short Debate 1 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I am most grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, and listened carefully to the issues he raised. I agree with every word he said. I declare that I have lectured extensively, especially in India, on anti-corruption measures. I served for four years as the Met commissioner, from 2005 to 2008, and always have some fellow feeling for each new commissioner as they arrive. I was in...
  • Public Order Bill - Second Reading 1 Nov 2022

    My Lords, I refer to my interests in the register. However, my personal interest in the policing of public order long predates my need to be in the register. The first demonstration I helped to police was a march protesting against the Shah of Iran, which shows both the circularity and the differences of history. As the noble Lord has just said, my last major foray into the policing of...

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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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