Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Japan Free Trade Agreement - Statement 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I congratulate the department and its officials on reaching this agreement in principle with Japan. It is a much-needed relief for all those UK companies that would have seen their trade with Japan reverted to WTO terms if the agreement had not been reached by the end of the transition period. It is also a welcome benefit at a time of great economic uncertainty for the UK’s...
  • REACH and CE - Question 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, can the Minister confirm that, when the transition period ends, health and environmental protection in Northern Ireland in respect of chemical and pesticide imports will be considerably better than in the rest of the United Kingdom because Northern Ireland will still be covered by the existing EU REACH rules and regulations under the withdrawal agreement?
  • Motor Sector: Export Markets - Question 14 Sep 2020

    My Lords, will not the problem here be rules of origin and the target of 50%, which the noble Lord referred to in an earlier response? However, according to the SMMT, the proportion of a car made in the UK is currently less than 25%. Does the noble Lord agree with the SMMT that, if the current UK and EU FTA negotiations fail to deliver rules of origin provisions, there will be a 10% tariff on...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 14 May 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 17 Oct 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • 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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