Lord Mitchell

Labour Peer

Profile

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, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (27 Apr 2023 to 23 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (28 Jan 2021 to 25 Apr 2023)
  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 16 Jun 2020)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Artificial Intelligence in Weapon Systems Committee Report - Motion to Take Note 19 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I have had the honour to sit on many committees of your Lordships’ House; some were good, some not so good. This committee and its investigation into autonomous weapon systems have been in a different league. The committee was masterfully chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Lisvane, and I have never witnessed such skill in chairing a committee and then combining our deliberations so...
  • Foreign Affairs - Motion to Take Note 5 Mar 2024

    My Lords, 6 October saw Israel approaching the zenith of its dreams. Following the initial success of the Abraham accords, full diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia were tantalisingly close. After 76 years of rejection by the Arab world, Israel was poised to achieve what she wanted most of all—international acceptance. Cruelly, 7 October changed all that. At the beginning of January, I...
  • Gaza: Humanitarian Situation - Question for Short Debate 8 Feb 2024

    My Lords, five weeks ago I was at Kibbutz Kfar Aza on the Israel-Gaza border. Hamas had ransacked the place. It did not take much to imagine the carnage and depravity that took place. I then turned to my left and faced Gaza, no more than a mile away. There were explosions. It also did not take much to imagine the thousands of innocent Palestinians who were dying and whose lives were being...

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