Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted

Liberal Democrat

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  • Criminal Finances Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 3 Apr 2017

    The point is that a procedure exists when there is a breach of competition law. That does not have to be referred back to the Secretary of State. There is a subsequent hearing as to whether the director was culpable by not having established the right procedures. It does not automatically say that, if the company is guilty, the directors are guilty. If the circumstance is such that the judge...
  • Criminal Finances Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 3 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I shall indeed speak to Amendment 170 and I thank the noble Lord for his comments on it. This concerns the procedure for disqualification of directors where there has been a criminal conviction of a company, or a deferred prosecution agreement. The amendment seeks to make it possible, following a criminal conviction of a company, for the court to consider whether any directors...
  • Criminal Finances Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 3 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I thank the Minister and other noble Lords for this debate and of course I appreciate that it is a little awkward that the call for evidence and consultation process are lagging behind the progress of the Bill. That is why I had my novel idea that we could put in place a framework here which is only an option. The circumstances are such that it would not be an outcry if the decision...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 6 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 9 Nov 2016)

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