Author Archive for Lord Hodgson

Justice and Security Bill

Lord Hodgson

The House of Lords last week completed its consideration of the Justice and Security Bill. This introduced for the first time closed court hearings in UK civil jurisdiction. The first duty of any Government is to keep citizens safe. But the idea of closed courts where one side cannot hear and test the evidence against…

We should never forget….

Lord Hodgson

I have just attended a fascinating breakfast briefing meeting at the Imperial War Museum learning about the plans to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 2014. Now that the last survivors have died, we are left with cold shocking facts – 350,000 servicemen left permanently disabled; for every one…

A Working Holiday

Lord Hodgson

It has not been a quiet August and September for me. I presented the Review that I have undertaken for the governement of the Charities Act 2006 to Parliament on July 16 – the last day before the House of Commons rose for the recess. It has been a nine month task invoving  6 seminars out of London,…