Lord Bassam of Brighton

Shadow Spokesperson (Science, Innovation and Technology)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Media Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 28 Feb 2024

    Does the Minister have a sense of the timetable for this review to be completed?
  • Media Bill - Second Reading 28 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I will start with a reference to the amendment to the Motion laid by the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth. I fully understand the noble Lord’s frustrations. Concerns and questions over this issue have been raised multiple times in both Houses. I have asked previously whether the Government have any plans to review rules on media ownership and to date have received no answer. We recognise...
  • AI: “Nudify” Apps - Question 13 Feb 2024

    My Lords, the Government have been far too complacent on this issue. During the passage of the then Online Safety Bill, we warned a number of times that, given that this is a fast-moving technology, as the Minister says, the Government needed to get ahead of the game. Given the proliferation of these ghastly images and the appalling impact this has on people’s lives, does the Minister now...

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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)

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