Lord Falconer of Thoroton Portrait

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 14th May 1997


Lord Falconer of Thoroton is not a member of any APPGs
5 Former APPG memberships
Access to Justice, Choice at the End of Life, Hong Kong, Legal Aid, War Crimes
Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)
15th Apr 2020 - 29th Nov 2021
Shadow Attorney General
6th Apr 2020 - 29th Nov 2021
Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland)
18th May 2021 - 29th Nov 2021
Shadow Advocate-General for Scotland
18th May 2021 - 29th Nov 2021
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee
20th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jul 2019
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
11th May 2015 - 26th Jun 2016
Shadow Spokesperson (Constitutional and Deputy Priministerial Issues) (Justice)
17th Oct 2011 - 11th May 2015
Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)
8th Oct 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
9th May 2007 - 28th Jun 2007
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
9th Oct 2006 - 1st Jun 2007
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor
12th Jun 2003 - 8th May 2007
Procedure and Privileges Committee
16th Jul 2003 - 8th Nov 2006
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
12th Jun 2003 - 24th May 2005
Constitutional Reform Bill
22nd Mar 2004 - 24th Jun 2004
Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice System)
29th May 2002 - 12th Jun 2003
Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Housing & Planning)
8th Jun 2001 - 28th May 2002


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Falconer of Thoroton has voted in 0 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2024 Parliament

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Legislation Debates
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Lords initiatives

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4 Bills introduced by Lord Falconer of Thoroton


A Bill To enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes.

Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee: 2nd Sitting: House Of Lords
Friday 16th January 2015

A bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 28th January 2020
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A Bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Thursday 4th June 2015

A Bill To enable competent adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Wednesday 15th May 2013

Lord Falconer of Thoroton has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Lord Falconer of Thoroton has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament