the Earl of Erroll


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Recent appearances

  • Digital Economy Bill - Third Reading 5 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I add my great thanks to the Minister, on behalf of all the people I was talking to, for his intelligent and sensitive handling of the rather difficult, tortuous, twisting turns which were confusing what we saw as the perceived prime purpose of Part 3. I think we got there and have something that is going to be workable. I just hope that the regulator, when it gets operational, will...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) 20 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I will say a few words on this very quickly. I thoroughly approve of the premise of the amendment, which is to ensure that some websites do not try to cheat; in fact it would not be a bad idea to put it in the Bill. I ought to declare an interest: I have been chairing a steering group working on British Standards Institute Publicly Available Specification 1296 on age checking. The...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) 20 Mar 2017

    My Lords, this is an important point. Without enforcement, nothing will work. If you do not enforce age verification, no one will bother with it. For exactly the same reasons as the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, gave, I think that the notice and take-down—the blocking—is the only thing that will work. Fines will not work; it is probably a waste of time even trying them. The only thing...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1978

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (14 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (17 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all the Earl of Erroll’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 30.93% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 307 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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