Lord Hall of Birkenhead

Crossbench Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Olympic Games 2012: Legacy — Motion to Take Note 24 Jan 2013

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, on securing this fascinating debate. I also declare interests, as I leave the Royal Opera House and head towards the BBC, as a board member of LOCOG and chair of the Cultural Olympiad board. I should point out that the Cultural Olympiad board has been asked to continue, to guide and draw action from an assessment being carried...
  • Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note 8 Nov 2012

    My Lords, I declare interests, not just as the chief executive of the Royal Opera House, but as chair of the Cultural Olympiad board and as a board member of LOCOG. In those roles, I have seen at first hand the outstanding work of the noble Lord, Lord Deighton, whose excellent maiden speech we heard this morning. I congratulate him on that and on his central role in a summer that none of us...
  • Arts and Culture — Question for Short Debate 9 Jul 2012

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Earl on securing this debate three weeks into the London 2012 Festival, which is the best chance we have ever had to showcase the world-class nature of arts and culture in this country. I declare an interest as chair of the Cultural Olympiad board and chief executive of the Royal Opera House. I would like to reflect a little on some of the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 March 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Youth Unemployment Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)

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