Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

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  • Bilateral Trade: Sudan - Question 16 Nov 2017

    My Lords, in response to a similar Question in January, the previous Minister mentioned that, “current conflicts, human rights abuses and business environment remain obstacles to a sizeable increase in interest from British companies”.—[ Official Report,23/1/17; col. 423.] The noble Earl has mentioned all those already today. Can he be a bit more specific and say what...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) 15 Nov 2017

    My Lords, I can be very brief. We had intended to withdraw Amendment 142A in this group but, unfortunately, we could not do so in time so I will not speak to it. To complete the icing on the cake, I have already spoken, rather stupidly, to Amendment 142D, and therefore I do not need to repeat myself. I simply await the noble Baroness’s response on it.
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) 15 Nov 2017

    The answer to that question is that we are not happy with what the Minister said about the ability of the intelligence services, uniquely in this whole area, to charge a fee to discourage people from getting access to the rights which they certainly have under the Act. I sensed that the Minister understands that; perhaps it is a little unfair to say that, as most other noble Lords were not...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • 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 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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