Lord St John of Bletso

Crossbench Peer


Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1978

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Joint) Committee (25 Feb 2019 to 18 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) ( 8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (25 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market, Energy and Transport ( 8 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee ( 5 Jun 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (28 Oct 1996 to 20 Nov 2003)

Recent appearances

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

    My Lords, I join in congratulating my noble friend Lord Lisvane and his committee on this detailed report. Coming last to the crease, I will try to raise a few issues that have not been raised by others. We are certainly living in very uncertain and precarious times, with the emergence of this new form of fast-moving AI battlefield management systems. It is perhaps opportune that we are...
  • NHS: Long-term Sustainability - Motion to Take Note 18 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I join others in thanking and congratulating my noble friend Lord Patel on introducing this topical debate, and in congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Ramsey, on her very moving maiden speech. As the last to come to the crease before the closing speeches, I shall be very brief, and just make a few observations. I come to this debate not as a medical expert, though like my noble...
  • Zimbabwe: Sanctions - Question 7 Mar 2024

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that the existing sanctions in Zimbabwe have not curbed President Mnangagwa’s repressive regime and left a vacuum for the Chinese and the Russians, who are occupied in mining strategic minerals? Is it not time to convene an all-party parliamentary conference in Zimbabwe to help pave the way for the incumbent Government to be more inclusive and address the...

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