Lord Puttnam

Former Labour Peer

Profile

Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Left the House of Lords on 27 October 2021

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 27 Oct 2021)
  • Chair, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 16 Jun 2020)
  • Chair, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 16 Jun 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Standards in Public Life - Motion to Take Note 9 Sep 2021

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Oxford, although in all honesty I would have preferred to have been book-ended by Conservative Peers, as it is to members of their party that most of my remarks, rather like those of the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, are necessarily addressed. I find it deeply regrettable that so few Conservative voices have chosen to...
  • Covid-19: Children - Motion to Take Note 17 Jun 2021

    My Lords, in thanking my noble friend Lady Morris for making this debate possible, I take the opportunity to wish her a very happy birthday. I shall risk embarrassing her by saying a little more about why the House should not be surprised by how she set out with remarkable clarity both the challenges and the opportunities we face in respect of our children’s post-pandemic future. By way of...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Second Reading 15 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I congratulate the Government on bringing forward a Bill to address an area which, for more years than I care to remember, has resisted every attempt to implement a coherent long-term employment policy. I am no fan of Dominic Cummings but, during his recent evidence to the Select Committee, he was precisely on the money in pointing out the lamentable record of successive British...

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