Lord St John of Bletso

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Electric Scooter Trials and Traffic Signs (Coronavirus) Regulations and General Directions 2020 - Motion to Take Note 29 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, for giving us this opportunity to debate these regulations as well as the concerns of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. I wish to address my remarks to the concerns on safety as well as use on public roads. I speak as one who has ridden a motorcycle in the streets of London for more than 30 years. While I support the use of...
  • Japan Free Trade Agreement - Statement 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, in welcoming this trade deal, I am particularly pleased that it removes trade barriers, delivering huge gains for the 8,000 UK SMEs exporting goods and services to Japan. I ask two questions. Overall, does the deal give better UK access than under the EU trade deal that was put into force in February last year? Following the question of the noble Baroness, Lady Blackstone, given Her...
  • Hammersmith Bridge - Question 9 Sep 2020

    My Lords, with not just Hammersmith Bridge closed but also London Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge closed to most cars, this is a total disaster for London’s infrastructure. As Hammersmith and Fulham Council is clearly unable to afford the £141 million to fully repair the bridge, can the Minister assure us that, in line with Prime Minister’s commitment to “build, build, build”, surely this...

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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)

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