Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd

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  • Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 15 10 Jun 2019

    With the utmost respect to my predecessor, it would be usual for a magistrate to be appointed by the Lord Chief Justice rather than the Lord Chancellor. That would slightly affect the majority, but otherwise I agree with the points made.
  • Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 5 10 Jun 2019

    I make two brief observations. First, I support the introduction of the amendment by the noble Lord, Lord Marks, and emphasise that HMCTS provides a lot of advice on various areas and, because it is now jointly accountable to the Lord Chief Justice as well as to the Minister, its independence ought to be seen. Secondly, if Amendment 13 is adopted, I would hope that due regard is paid to the...
  • Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 2 10 Jun 2019

    I have one question for the Minister. There is an outstanding consultation paper on the housing court, looking at whether we should bring together all the various complicated forms of housing legislation before one tribunal. How will taking out one of the parts of what would be a housing court matter affect it, when what we are dealing with is the procedural system to be applied rather than...

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Entered the House of Lords on 25 November 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (since 15 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Middle Level Bill Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 12 Jul 2018)

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