Lord Mitchell


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Recent appearances

  • Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 27 Oct 2017

    My Lords, it is of course far fetched to refer to unpaid interns as slaves. They are not owned by anyone, they are tied to no master and they do what they do through personal choice—and they can quit whenever they choose. But in one respect unpaid interns have a comparison with modern slavery: they receive no payment for their labours. It is a practice that is immoral and needs to be...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) 10 Oct 2017

    My Lords, the Data Protection Act was introduced in 1998. In those days, Facebook, Google and Uber did not exist, Amazon was barely four years old, Apple was tottering under the imminent threat of bankruptcy, search engines were rudimentary, as was the internet itself, and it would be another nine years until the iPhone would be launched. It was, indeed, a very different world. While I...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) 22 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I too support these amendments. At each stage of the Bill in your Lordships’ House, I felt terribly frustrated by the Government’s lack of ambition. I said in Committee and on Second Reading that the gigabyte should be king. According to something I read a couple of days ago, in 10 years’ time 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet worldwide. This...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 May 2000

Positions held at time of appointment: Founder and Chairman, Syscap plc (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (6 Sep 2012 to 10 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 10 Oct 2012)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (26 Nov 2009 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (19 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (13 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)


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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Mitchell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 55.15% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 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") 105 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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