Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

Shadow Spokesperson (Science, Innovation and Technology)

Labour Peer

Profile

Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 5 Sep 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Science, Innovation and Technology) (since 21 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 22 Jul 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (10 Oct 2022 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 68 13 Mar 2024

    My Lords, it is important that we unpick the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, which I think was touched on but not addressed by the Minister. If we rely on civil remedies, we are not really addressing the problem that there is, in effect, an opportunity, for those who wish to, to exercise criminality; this surely cannot be left to the civil courts.
  • Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 68 13 Mar 2024

    My Lords, this is a wide-ranging group; there is good news hidden in the middle of it, and bad news—we will have to wait for the Minister to respond to get a full picture. Others have spoken in some depth and so I will not try to repeat what has been said. I certainly will not try to follow the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, whose expertise exceeds the combination of everybody’s in the...
  • Media Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 28 Feb 2024

    I am sorry to interrupt the noble Lord. He is making a very important point, and we respect the way it has been expressed, but is it not also the case that the negotiations between the Government and the BBC are limited to those two participants, and therefore the role for Parliament is not clear? Could he perhaps explain what contribution we could make as Parliament?

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