Lord Meston

Crossbench Peer

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 September 2023

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2024 to 30 May 2024)

Recent appearances

  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 156ZB 21 May 2024

    My Lords, I raised questions about Clause 55 and how it might operate in practice at Second Reading that were really not answered. I make no criticism; the Minister had a lot to deal with. I regret not being able to participate in Committee. But I have devoted quite a lot of my professional life to the formation and validity of marriage, and therefore in the context of this Bill I would like...
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 153A 21 May 2024

    My Lords, I associate myself with those remarks. I stayed late, expecting to debate the question of the marriage of long-term prisoners, and was a bit concerned to see that the amendment from the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, appeared to be described as “already debated”, which I do not think it can possibly have been.
  • Modern Slavery National Referral Mechanism: Waiting Times - Question 13 May 2024

    My Lords, as the Minister has said, assessments to identify and support victims of trafficking, for whom any delay is harmful, can be complex and time-consuming. How many children are involved in the increasing backlog, either as victims themselves or as the children of victims? Do cases involving children receive any priority—and, if so, how?

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