The Earl of Oxford and Asquith

Non-affiliated Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Syria - Motion to Take Note 29 Mar 2018

    My Lords, I also voice my thanks to my noble friend Lord Roberts for securing this debate. It is no doubt to be expected that many assessments of the provision of humanitarian aid to Syria have been couched in markedly politicised terms. I recently read several of the reports provided over the last few months to or through the UN Security Council, and in respect of many of the statements made...
  • Russia - Question for Short Debate 29 Jan 2018

    My Lords, whatever one’s view of the state of our bilateral relations with Russia, and despite the overheated rhetoric that prevails in London, there are some objective issues which have to be recognised. The noble Viscount, Lord Waverley, whom I congratulate on securing this debate, has mentioned some of the main points. First, there is the Litvinenko case. Then there are the allegations...
  • Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 26 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I find many reasons to support this Bill on moral, philosophical, legal and practical grounds, but I wish to be brief and I shall try to confine myself to four or five points. First, there is inadequate protection in the law at the moment, I believe, for the issues of conscience addressed by the Bill. Yes, there are lines of professional guidance issued by the General Medical...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 November 2014

Party was Liberal Democrat until 31 Jul 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)

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