Lord Maxton

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Older Persons: Provision of Public Services - Motion to Take Note 13 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Foulkes, who has been my good friend and colleague for over 40 years now, for obtaining this debate and introducing it so ably. I should perhaps say at the outset that I am elderly—I could have claimed the free TV licence for the last eight years, but I have not done so—and I am not lonely. I have probably saved the Government about £1,000. Much of...
  • Regulating in a Digital World (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 12 Jun 2019

    My Lords, first, I thank the committee for its very thorough report and its chairman, the noble Lord, Lord Gilbert, for introducing it so ably and with such eloquence. However, I am one of the few Members who disagree with some of what the report says. First, it is impossible to regulate the internet in a small nation state such as the UK. The internet is international. It is broad and goes...
  • Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve 6 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I rise briefly just to make a point to the noble Lord, Lord Strathclyde. On intellectual property, the Minister did not say one single word about the changing technologies that greatly affect the way in which intellectual property is seen. I have not read, or even picked up, a book for the last two years—because I read on a Kindle. What about that sort of change?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2004

Previously MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Glasgow Cathcart

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Communications Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (15 Nov 1982 to 1 Feb 1985)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jan 1981 to 17 Dec 1982)

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Maxton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 79.77% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 110 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Glasgow International Jazz Festival (unpaid, but free tickets for concerts.)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
7-9 June 2000, British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting with Spanish counterparts in Edinburgh. Travel paid for by British Airways and other expenses met from Group funds provided by our declared sponsors, British Gas plc and the Norwich Union plc. Travel within Edinburgh and other hospitality was provided and paid for by the Scottish Executive. (Registered 26 June 2000)
6. Overseas visits
23-28 September 2000, to Beijing to deliver a paper on Government and Information Technology. My airfares (Business Class) were paid by Napier University and my accommodation, food etc in Beijing was paid by the Chinese Government. (Registered 6 October 2000)
31 January-2 February 2001, to Seville, Spain, with the British-Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group, for meeting with Spanish colleagues from the Congress of Deputies. Travel paid out of Group funds provided by declared sponsors, British Gas plc and Norwich Union plc. (Registered 14 February 2001)

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