Lord Macdonald of River Glaven

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • National Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 63A 11 Jan 2023

    Before the noble Lord sits down, I just wonder whether he considers that there may be a difference between intentional killing, on the one hand, which may or may not be wrong, depending on the circumstances and context, and torture and sexual violation on the other, in respect of which it is very difficult to conceive that they could ever be right. Does he think that there may be a distinction?
  • National Security Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 12 19 Dec 2022

  • National Security Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 8 19 Dec 2022

    My Lords, on the minor tiff between the noble Lords, Lord Pannick and Lord Carlile, both of whom I have great respect for, I am inclined to side with the noble Lord, Lord Carlile. I have no doubt at all that economic well-being is an aspect of national security. It is worth observing that Clause 2(1)(d) requires that “the foreign power condition is met in relation to the … conduct” in...

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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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