Lord Puttnam


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Recent appearances

  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) 13 Nov 2017

    My Lords, having restrained myself for four and a half hours and having done a huge amount of work in the Library, I will, despite the amendment having been given only a few minutes, detain your Lordships for a few more moments. This is a massive issue. As a member of the AI committee chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, I have been struggling to find analogies for just how serious...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) 6 Nov 2017

    I accept entirely that the economic drivers for the digital economy are being handled quite well. I am suggesting that the societal end of that debate is not keeping pace with the commercial and that, if we allow too great a disconnect to occur between societal impacts and commercial success, we will reap a very unfortunate harvest. The Minister was good enough to see me last week, together...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) 6 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I add my voice to that of the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron. President Clinton memorably said that the first step in solving a problem is recognising there is one. If anyone does not believe there is one, we rehearsed some of it in the previous debate; I would also advise them to watch two very recent TED Talks by Zeynep Tufekci and Sam Harris. If, having seen these, they can convince...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee (since 29 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Puttnam’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 30.51% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 175 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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