Viscount Astor

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1966

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport), Culture, Media & Sport (16 Dec 2005 to 7 Dec 2006)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, The Family & Culture, Media & Sport (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment & Transport ( 9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Environment and Transport (22 Feb 2005 to 9 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport ( 6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee ( 3 Dec 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)

Recent appearances

  • Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 14 23 May 2024

    My Lords, yesterday we debated my amendment, and in normal circumstances I would not have moved it again today, but yesterday there were extraordinary circumstances because our debate was overshadowed by a certain announcement. At the very moment when the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, stood up to make what I thought was an important contribution, both Front Benches were attached to their...
  • Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 14 23 May 2024

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for his response and for the way that he has conducted the Bill. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 14 withdrawn. Amendments 15 and 16 not moved. Clause 55: Commencement Amendments 17 and 18 not moved.
  • Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 83 22 May 2024

    My Lords, before the noble Baroness deals with her amendment, I ask that my noble friend the Minister, when he finishes this debate and the letter from Sir Brian Leveson is placed in the Library, might look at it carefully. He was asked whether a regulator recognised by the Press Recognition Panel must be regarded as a state regulator, with all that that implies about government interference...

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