Lord Dholakia

Lord Dholakia

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Dholakia OBE DL


Navnit Dholakia


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

24 October 1997

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1608


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Lords 2013-13
Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct Lords 2009-
House of Lords Offices Committee Lords 1998-01
EU Sub-Committee F Lords 1998-00

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Local Councillor County Borough of Brighton 1960-64

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Privy Councillor 2010-
Trustee Police Foundation 2004-
Member House of Lords Appointments Commission 2000-10
President National Association of Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) 1998-
Member Independent Police Complaints Authority 1994-97
Member Sussex Police Authority 1991-94
Member Home Office inter-departmental Committee on Racial Attacks and Harassment 1987-92
Head of Administration of Justice Commission for Racial Equality 1974-94

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Member Advisory Committee on Business Appointments 2009-
Vice-President Mental Health Foundation 2002-
Member Lord Carlisle’s Committee on Parole Systems Review 1999-
Deputy Lieutenant County of West Sussex 1999-14
Vice-Chairman Policy Research Institute on Aging and Ethnicity 1998-13
Member – Editorial Board The Howard Journal 1993-12
Member The Howard League for Penal Reform 1992-02
Member Ethnic Minority Advisory Committee of the Judicial Studies Board 1992-96
Member – Board of Visitors HM Prison Lewes 1978-95

Member's focus

Asylum, immigration and nationality
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
Greater London
East Africa
Latin America

Register of Interests

  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Paris, France, 27 January 2014, for meeting with National Council of Resistance of Iran; Eurostar return fare to Paris paid for by NCRI
    • Visit to Doha, Qatar, 12-14 May 2014, to attend Doha Forum; travel and accommodation provided by Government of State of Qatar
    • Visit to India, 11-16 November 2014, to attend and chair charity conference arranged by Bombay Stock Exchange and Loomba Foundation; travel and accommodation costs met by the Foundation
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Guest with wife at the dinner held in connection with the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group Annual Beer Awards, 9 July 2014
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Adviser & Patron, 'Faith Matters' - involvement limited to providing key contacts in interfaith and community cohesion work; providing advice and strategic governance as appropriate; providing support in promoting the organisation at public events
    • President & Trustee, National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Trustee, Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Loomba Foundation (formerly Loomba Memorial Trust)
    • Trustee, Police Foundation
    • President, Friends Circle International