Lord Thomas of Gresford

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

Liberal Democrat Shadow Attorney General

(since June 2015)
2 APPG memberships (as of 14 Jul 2021)
Rowing, Rugby Union Football Club
2 Former APPG memberships
Madagascar, Rugby League
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
8th Jun 2015 - 1st Jul 2019
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Wales)
7th Sep 2015 - 28th Oct 2016
Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee)
18th Jul 2011 - 12th Mar 2012
Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee)
11th May 2009 - 16th Jul 2009
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
26th Jun 2001 - 8th Dec 2003


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 8th September 2021
16:00
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 15th September 2021
15:00
Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 72 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 104 Noes - 241
Speeches
Wednesday 21st July 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol

My Lords, seven months ago the Minister negotiated and signed the protocol and presented it to the British people as …

Written Answers
Monday 15th June 2020
Armed Forces: Misconduct
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the investigation of claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Thomas of Gresford has voted in 163 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)
(17 debate interactions)
Lord Keen of Elie (Conservative)
(14 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Justice
(53 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(28 debate contributions)
Home Office
(14 debate contributions)
Scotland Office
(14 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

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MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Thomas of Gresford has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Thomas of Gresford has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Thomas of Gresford has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Thomas of Gresford has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


3 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas have been made in each year since 2003; what percentage of these claims have been settled; what was the (1) total, and (2) average, cost of such settlements; and whether any (a) current, or (b) former, member of the UK Armed Forces has been required to contribute to settlement costs.

Since 2003, Her Majesty's Government has received in excess of 1,330 claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas. These claims arise from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Cyprus Emergency in the late 1950s.

The claims received focus predominately on alleged unlawful detention but many incorporate allegations of mistreatment at the hands of British military personnel. Any payment of compensation in settlement of claims received would have been made by the Ministry of Defence.

We are currently unable to provide with certainty a breakdown of the claims as requested due to the current restrictions and lack of access to data. The process of collating the information will take some time and will require going through historical records. In addition, any information provided would be on a provisional basis as confirmation would require cross-reference with paper records.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the investigation of claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas.

All claims received are considered under the principles of common law and dealt with on a strict legal liability case. If, following an investigation, it is found that there is substance to the allegations and there has been negligence on our part, compensation is paid. This pertains to any claim regardless of the location.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
15th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned Kantar Group to survey public attitudes towards the independence of the judiciary; and if so, whether they intend to publish the findings of any such survey.

The Government has not commissioned Kantar Group to survey public attitudes towards the independence of the judiciary and the justice system.

I can say with confidence that our judges are renowned around the world for their excellence and impartiality.