Lord Nazir Ahmed, 61, appeared in court after he was charged with two historical counts of child abuse. The peer is accused on two counts of attempting to rape a girl and indecent assault of a boy under 13.
The incidents were alleged to have taken place between 1971 and 1974 – when Ahmed was a teenager. His solicitor, Haroon Shah, has confirmed Lord Ahmed would plead not guilty to all the charges brought against him.
The peer has been charged alongside his two brothers, Mohamed Farouq, 68, and Mohammed Tariq, 63. They have been charged with crimes linked to indecent assault of a teenage boy.
Farouq and Tariq entered not guilty pleas during the hearing.