Lord Anderson of Ipswich

Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 11 24 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 46 and its Scottish equivalent, Amendment 73, which I trailed briefly at Second Reading. I do so with the support of the noble Lords, Lord Butler and Lord Carlile, and the noble Baroness, Lady Manningham-Buller. My report A Question of Trust, published in 2015, recommended a new authorisation and oversight structure in relation not to undercover operatives...
  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 24 Nov 2020

    My Lords, this group of amendments focuses on compensation for crimes committed pursuant to a criminal conduct authorisation. I suggest that the applicable principles should be these. First, it would be unfair to expose undercover operatives to personal civil liability for doing something they were expressly authorised by a public authority to do, just as it is generally considered unfair and...
  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 24 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, and the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, for each of the probing amendments in this group. Most of them, as the noble Baroness has said, are directed at essentially the same point: the intended scope of criminal conduct authorisations. I echo her remarks in finding the phrases she identified less than clear. For me, the underlying question...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 July 2018

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)

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