Lord Macdonald of River Glaven

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 162 8 Feb 2021

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Morgan, for putting down this amendment, which I strongly support. One way to judge the gravity of a crime is to assess the anguish it brings to its victims. Usually, this emotional suffering comes as a by-product of, say, physical harm or financial loss. However, sometimes the creation of anguish is deliberate, the whole point of the crime,...
  • Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion 24 Feb 2020

    My Lords, this Bill places convicted terrorist prisoners in a special category and makes special rules for the administration of their sentences. I consider this approach justified. Terrorism offences represent a uniquely broad and dangerous threat to not just the public but the organisation of society. They are a twin attack on both individuals and the body politic. In the face of this...
  • Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree 17 Dec 2018

    I wish to address the House for a few minutes only on a subject to which many noble Lords have alluded, which is cross-examination. I cannot claim the 50 years of the noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, but I can claim 40 years at the Bar. During that time, I guess that I have spent hundreds of hours in adversarial proceedings cross-examining witnesses myself or watching co-defending counsel or...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2010

Party was Liberal Democrat until 22 Mar 2018; Non-affiliated until 18 Mar 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (16 May 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)

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