Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Supplementary Protection Certificates (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 27 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his clear introduction of what is turning out to be a rather complicated issue. I certainly felt that his remarks were a lot clearer than the Explanatory Memorandum, which I have been struggling through and which brought me to a stop around paragraph 7.7 or 7.8; I will ask a couple of questions about that, so the Minister has advance notice. Most of...
  • Legislative Reform (Renewal of Radio Licences) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve 27 Nov 2020

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for a very clear introduction to this order and echo the comments made by the noble Lord, Lord Foster, on the very good explanatory document, as he rightly called it, which accompanied it. It was easy to read and gave us a lot of information that we would otherwise have had to root around for. Like some other noble Lords who spoke in this debate, I recall the...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 73 25 Nov 2020

    My Lords, like others, I congratulate the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, on his campaign. The Government have listened to it and that has resulted in a number of good and important changes to the Bill. He exerts great influence on our work, and long may it continue. I admire the thinking that has gone into Amendment 75, in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Fox, and his supporters. It...

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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)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Trade) (since 15 Apr 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 17 Oct 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • 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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