Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

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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Recent appearances

  • Spyware - Question 21 Jul 2021

    My Lords, the National Action Plan for the Safety of Journalists was, coincidentally, published yesterday. It says that “A world where journalists are silenced by either fear or censorship is a much poorer one.” It also says that the Government are committed to keeping journalists “as safe as possible”. It has a number of initiatives, which are to be welcomed, but it is silent on the...
  • National Lottery - Question 14 Jul 2021

    My Lords, the National Lottery is a significant success and enjoys huge public support. Research shows that there is also public support for other national lotteries, such as the Postcode Lottery. Will their needs for greater parity of prize money and reach be reconsidered so that more funds can be made available for good causes?
  • Covid-19: Broadband - Question 5 Jul 2021

    The Minister said earlier that 100,000 homes would miss out on broadband access under the current plans. Does this mean that they will not even achieve the USO of 10 megabits per second, let alone the real target of a gigabit-enabled economy? Can she say when we will reach 100% coverage?

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 22 Jul 2021)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (since 28 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (14 May 2020 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (15 Apr 2020 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (International Trade) (1 May 2019 to 14 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 9 Nov 2016)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (14 Jul 2016 to 21 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 2016 to 21 Jun 2017)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (17 Oct 2011 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (5 Sep 2011 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (15 Nov 2010 to 21 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (13 Oct 2010 to 21 Jun 2017)

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