Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Justice)

Liberal Democrat Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Lammy Review - Question 28 Nov 2022

    My Lords, a key recommendation of the Lammy Review was to set a clear national target to achieve a representative judiciary by 2025. The review identified low recommendation rates for black and ethnic minority candidates as a challenge to judicial diversity, suggesting a skewed appointments system. We are now five years through the eight-year target period. The 2022 statistics, published in...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    My Lords, this was a depressing Queen’s Speech, and nothing in it more so than the Bill of Rights proposal. The Government’s briefing promises to “end the abuse of the human rights framework and restore some common sense to our justice system”. The assumptions that our human rights framework is being abused and that our justice system lacks common sense rely on banal, populist...
  • Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Commons Amendment and Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) 27 Apr 2022

    My Lords, I thank everybody who has spoken in this short debate. I also thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, and the noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, for the spirit of what they said on the legal aid point. I thank the noble and learned Lord for his helpful suggestion. I am also grateful to the Minister for the way in which he opened this debate and for his careful response. I add my...

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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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