Viscount Colville of Culross

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Crossbench Peer


Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 September 2011

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 16 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Preterm Birth Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 12 Jun 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Inquiries Committee (24 Jan 2024 to 24 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 31 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)

Recent appearances

  • BBC World Service: Finances - Question 24 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I declare an interest as a former BBC producer. The Government’s grant in aid to the BBC World Service will now not be decided until some unspecified time after the election. The present grant runs out in March next year. Does the Minister realise the havoc this uncertainty is playing with the BBC’s planning for the future of its world and language services?
  • News Broadcasting: Regulation - Question for Short Debate 14 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I declare my interests as laid out in the register. I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord McNally, for tabling this important debate. I am aware of how careful Ofcom has been in the past about enforcing impartiality in broadcast media. The gold standard is its 2009 ruling against George Galloway’s presentation of two weekly programmes on the Iranian-based Press TV. Ofcom ruled that...
  • Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 11 Mar 2024

    I have added my name to the Minister’s Amendment 1 with great pleasure, because the Government agree that the power in Clause 6 is one the Secretary of State does not need. I have also added my name to Amendment 56 as it aims to curtail an even greater Secretary of State power. In Committee, I tabled a series of amendments to limit the Secretary of State’s powers over various stages of...

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