Lord Bassam of Brighton

Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Video-sharing Platforms: BBFC Ratings - Question 4 Mar 2021

    In December, the Minister spoke of the voluntary nature of the BBFC scheme, which she reminded us of earlier for video-on-demand services. One of the strengths of the BBFC’s ratings is that they are well understood by parents and children alike. The same cannot be said for the inconsistent approaches adopted by platforms offering user-generated content. How do the Government plan to balance...
  • Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port and Battery Manufacturing Strategy - Commons Urgent Question 2 Mar 2021

    My Lords, the Ellesmere Port plant is a major employer, and letting it wind down would have devastating consequences, with 1,000 highly skilled jobs lost in the local community. The Government must do all they can to secure the future of the plant, and it is worth reminding ourselves that the automotive sector has had no sectoral support during the pandemic. To achieve net zero and sustain...
  • Australia: News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code - Question 25 Feb 2021

    My Lords, events in Australia highlight the right and importance of Governments acting to ensure that online platforms recognise the value of reliable news content. Would the Minister outline for the House the principles that will inform the Government’s approach to regulatory legislation as set out in the upcoming online safety Bill, and spell out what measures are being considered to...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport) (since 14 May 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (since 15 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 20 Jun 2019)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Further & Higher Education) (since 25 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 28 Jun 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (17 May 2018 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Chair, Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee (17 May 2018 to 19 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Services Committee (1 Sep 2016 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (29 Nov 2010 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (2 Jun 2010 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (2 Jun 2010 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (12 May 2010 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (16 Dec 2008 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (16 Dec 2008 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Accommodation Steering Group Committee (16 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (7 Oct 2008 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (7 Oct 2008 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Government Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Government Whip (7 Jun 2001 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jul 1999 to 29 May 2002)

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