Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Justice)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Amendment 1C (as an amendment to Amendment 1A) 19 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I add my welcome of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Stewart of Dirleton, to his place in taking over this technical but difficult Bill, one that raises issues of principle. I welcome the government amendments, which have the power to act as safeguards on the power reinserted into the Bill by the Commons amendments. I agree with the summary by the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, of the...
  • Royal Commission on Criminal Justice - Question 9 Nov 2020

    My Lords, members of BAME communities are currently treated disproportionately at every stage of our criminal justice process—stop and search, arrest, charging decisions, trial and sentence. In appointing the chair and considering the commission’s membership and its terms of reference, will the Government ensure that we have a commission that is utterly dedicated to tackling all these...
  • Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 - Motion for an humble Address 23 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Grender for bringing this Motion to Annul, and I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, for his Motion to Regret. However, my noble friend is right that the Motion to Regret will achieve no practical result, so the only way to protect the 50,000-odd households faced with eviction notices served between March and August is to annul this SI. It is...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Justice) (since 1 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Jul 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)

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