All 3 results for speaker:Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead

Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] (20 Dec 2004)

Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead: My Lords, the principal question raised by this and related amendments is whether the Lords of Appeal should continue rather than be abolished, with in future the same people doing the same job but under a new name and in a different building, not 300 yards from here. Today I wish to offer the House briefly a serving Law Lord's perspective, separating the issues raised in this debate that...

Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] (20 Dec 2004)

Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead: My Lords, I am grateful for that reminder, but I shall move on now to a question that is at the heart of the amendment; that is, the much-debated question of the separation of powers. Contrary to what has been said, there is no ground for thinking the present arrangements carry a risk that decisions of the Law Lords may be impeachable in Strasbourg as a violation of the European Convention on...

Supreme Court and Judicial Reforms (12 Feb 2004)

Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead: My Lords, I shall confine myself to one of the proposed constitutional arrangements and changes that are now under consideration—the proposal to abolish the office of Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. It is an office that I have the honour to hold along with 11 other Members of your Lordships' House. The proposal is that, lest our continuing membership of your Lordships' House be misunderstood by...


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