Lord Puttnam

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Lord Puttnam's votes

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Recent appearances

  • BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note 5 Mar 2020

    I apologise to the noble Baroness and I do not want to delay the House but there is an elephant in the room and it needs to be shot. This morning the Secretary of State said that the BBC was “an institution to be cherished.” Words matter. I know what cherished means, as does the noble Baroness, but it is not in any way possible to square that with the supposedly informed comments that...
  • BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note 5 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Young, for making possible this incredibly timely debate—albeit the Roger Bannister version, as I view it. In the short time available, I hope to remind your Lordships that the current project to undermine public service broadcasting is not new. It is simply the most recent iteration of a decades-long campaign of salami-slicing and intimidation by,...
  • Media and Lobby Briefings - Statement 4 Feb 2020

    My Lords, can the Minister help me with at least this? When I first came to this Chamber, I was taught that the key quality of this House was to spot the slippery slope when it saw it. That has been absolutely true of the 20 years I have been here. Is it reasonable for this House to point out the slippery slope when it becomes obvious?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)
  • Chair, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Chair, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Jan 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jan 2007 to 25 Jan 2007)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (7 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Draft Communications Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2002 to 7 Nov 2002)

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