Viscount Colville of Culross

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Crossbench Peer

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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

  • Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 1 23 May 2024

    My Lords, I have put my name to Amendments 1 and 2 because it is essential that, in the first clause of this Bill, Parliament gives directed guidance to Ofcom on the content that it would hope to see created by our great broadcasters. In Committee, the Minister said that the original list of genres and the Reithian mission statement gave “little guidance” to Ofcom on how to focus its...
  • Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 77 22 May 2024

    The Minister has not responded to my concern that there could be a stitch-up between the device manufacturers and the radio providers. Therefore, we should talk about whether there should be a “must offer” component in the Bill to ensure that the designated radio services actually offer their services. It is not just the device manufacturers that may need to be pushed, but, in a very...
  • Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 77 22 May 2024

    My Lords, radio is the background to my life; I have it playing at home, in the car and even when I am walking about, whether it is the BBC, Global’s LBC or Bauer’s Greatest Hits stations. I cannot be alone in enjoying this wonderful medium, so I am glad that today it is getting the attention it deserves. The way we listen is changing, and Clause 48 recognises this with the acceptance...

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