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This page provides information about Lord Havnit Dholakia from the members panel of the MPA's inquiry into the case of PS Gurpal Virdi.

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Expert Advisor: Lord Navnit Dholakia

Photo: Lord Navnit DholakiaNavnit Dholakia was appointed Baron Dholakia of Waltham Brooks and was introduced to the House of Lords in 1997. Lord Dholakia was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Sussex in 1999. He is Chairman of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders and also Chairs its Race Issues Advisory Committee. He has been on the Council of Save the Children Fund. He serves on the Council of the Howard League for Penal Reform and is on the Editorial Board of the Howard Journal. He is a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation and is on the Governing Body of the Commonwealth Institute. Lord Dholakia is also on the Management Board of the Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity. In addition to these activities, Lord Dholakia is a member of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Home Secretary's Race Forum. Lord Dholakia is a member of the Home Affairs team and is a Liberal Democrat Whip. In the Lords he serves on the Select Committees on the House of Lords Offices and European Communities Sub-Committee. He is a member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission and is President of the Liberal Democrats.

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