Lord Verdirame

Non-affiliated Peer

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  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I am broadly supportive of this Bill, but I have a number of concerns. First, I share the concern expressed by other noble Lords that Clause 4 as currently drafted might have a disproportionate impact on freedom of expression, and in particular on political and academic speech. I understand the reassurances found in the Explanatory Notes—we heard to that effect from the Minister...
  • Israel/Gaza - Motion to Take Note 24 Oct 2023

    My Lords, I too thank the Minister for his wise words in opening the debate. I join others in calling on him and the Government to use their influence on Qatar to ensure the release of the hostages. We also need to record our thanks to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent for the very positive role they have played. There has been a lot of talk about...
  • Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 13 5 Jun 2023

    My Lords, I hesitated to come in before and I apologise for not participating at Second Reading, but I followed the debate closely. I must declare an interest: I have been instructed before by the Government as a member of the Bar on matters relating to the subject matter of the Bill. But I can speak freely on Amendment 13 because it is not anything on which I advise. I wish to speak in...

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Entered the House of Lords on 2 November 2022

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