Tag Archive for Youth Justice Board

Abolition of the Youth Justice Board

Baroness Murphy

Lord Norton has already commented on the Government defeat over the abolition of the Youth Justice Board. I was one of the Crossbenchers who voted against the Government. The debate was seriously interesting, see http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/110328-0001.htm#1103289000828. I went into the Chamber quite prepared to vote with the Government on the basis that the YJB had largely…

Not so inbuilt

Lord Norton

It is variously claimed that the combination of Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties in the House of Lords provides the coalition with an inbuilt majority.  It has not proven so inbuilt as to protect the Government from defeat.  In yesterday’s proceedings on Report stage of the Public Bodies Bill, there were three votes and the Government lost…