Lord Ashton of Hyde

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Conservative

Recent appearances

  • Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments 27 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I am very grateful to, especially, my noble friend Lord Moynihan and other noble Lords. We have to some extent overcome the great disappointment of the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, on the previous group. Noble Lords have been very clear in this debate that they want to see tougher action to deal with the serious problems in the secondary ticketing market, and the Government are...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments 27 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I am grateful for all noble Lords’ contributions. I will start with the noble Lord, Lord Best. I am grateful for the limited thanks he gave me. I give him unqualified thanks in return. We have talked about this for a long time, both in and out of the Chamber. The one thing I can say about the Government’s view on the BBC licence fee is that we have been entirely...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments 27 Apr 2017

    What I said was that we of course abide by what we have put in the royal charter, which mentions the independence of the BBC and enhances that independence from what came before. As far as funding is concerned, we have a five-year deal and the funding negotiation will go on but it is clearly not the Government’s desire to prevent the BBC carrying out its purposes. There will be a...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 September 2011

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (since 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Consultative Panel on Parliamentary Security (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
  • Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 15 Jul 2014)

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  • Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Ashton of Hyde’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 78.56% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 266 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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