Lord Aberdare


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Recent appearances

  • Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) 20 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I should like to speak briefly in support of Amendment 29A. Removing merit-based appeals, as Clause 80 would do, seems both unfair to appellants in cases where Ofcom may make decisions that are materially wrong even if they reflect due process, as will inevitably occur on occasion, and undesirable, potentially harming consumers and deterring investment. This seems precisely the...
  • Brexit: Options for Trade (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note 2 Mar 2017

    My Lords, it is a privilege and a pleasure to serve on the European Union Internal Market Sub-Committee under the able and affable chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Whitty. The report we are debating today gave us the welcome opportunity to work in tandem with the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee, chaired by the noble Baroness, Lady Verma. This proved both enlightening and somewhat...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) 8 Feb 2017

    My Lords, as I indicated at Second Reading, I am extremely uncomfortable with the proposed shift from a merits-based to a judicial review standard of appeal from Ofcom decisions, and I very much support these amendments moved by the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones. Indeed, he has made the case so thoroughly and strongly that I can be extremely brief. It is inappropriate that in a market as...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2009

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (since 23 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Digital Skills Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 4 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)


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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Aberdare’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 55.86% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 38 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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