Lord Bassam of Brighton

Shadow Spokesperson (Science, Innovation and Technology)

Labour Peer

General Election 2024

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Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Science, Innovation and Technology) (since 21 Feb 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (since 21 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 28 Jun 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Net Zero) (21 Feb 2023 to 26 Oct 2023)
  • Member, Electronic Trade Documents Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (12 Dec 2022 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport) (14 May 2020 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (15 Apr 2020 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (20 Jun 2019 to 23 Jul 2019)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Further & Higher Education) (25 Mar 2019 to 17 May 2021)
  • 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, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) ( 2 Jun 2010 to 1 Feb 2018)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (12 May 2010 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (18 Dec 2008 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, 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)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees ( 7 Oct 2008 to 24 Jan 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)

Recent appearances

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

    My Lords, I sort of gave my thanks yesterday, as I was not really sure what we would be doing today—and I was not alone. I want to thank the noble Lord, Lord Parkinson, again for his courtesy. We are extraordinarily grateful for the two amendments that he accepted, which my noble friend Lady Thornton and I were very keen to see inserted in the Bill, along with others in your Lordships’...
  • Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 11 23 May 2024

    My Lords, I think the convention of the House is that, on Report, a noble Lord has only one bite of the cherry. This has been a long debate and we had a long debate yesterday. I listened to all sides of the argument and have set out the Labour Party’s viewpoint on the current situation. There is one argument with which I strongly agree, and that is that it is unfortunate that we are having...
  • Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 89 22 May 2024

    Perhaps the Minister will comment on whether this matter has been under active consideration, because I think that is important. There is a shared concern across the Chamber on this, and the noble Baroness has touched on a very good point.

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