Lord Paddick

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • Family Migration (Justice and Home Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 20 Sep 2023

    My Lords, the importance of a report such as this, and dare I say the importance of a House such as ours, is to highlight the complexity of issues, the understanding of which reveals what otherwise appears counterintuitive. Political messages have to be headlines that grab people’s attention. The rule of political press offices tends to be that if you have to explain it, it is too...
  • Illegal Migration Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion X1 (as an amendment to Motion X) 12 Jul 2023

    My Lords, today the Government heralded a reduction in the vacancies in the social care sector. This was achieved mainly through the arrival of 70,000 overseas workers in the last year, while the Bill tries to stop 45,000 people desperately seeking sanctuary in the UK. We on these Benches support Motions X1 and Y1. In a Bill devoid of any measures that target people smugglers, Motion X1 is...
  • Illegal Migration Bill - Third Reading: Motion 10 Jul 2023

    My Lords, I associate those of us on these Benches with the kind words of the Minister and others around the House in relation to the sad news about the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood. He will be greatly missed. Since Second Reading, we on these Benches have made clear our opposition to what we consider to be an illegal—to use the word of the noble Lord, Lord...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 1 Jun 2015)

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