Viscount Colville of Culross


Recent appearances

  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) 10 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I am going to deal with my concerns about how the Bill might affect journalism and free speech. I declare my interest as a series producer at ITN Productions. In the fast-changing world of the digital revolution, it is beholden on noble Lords to be vigilant about the way in which our personal data is now so readily available to so many people to be processed in so many ways, more...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments 27 Apr 2017

    I regret that the Government decided not to accept Lords Amendment 242. The Minister in the other place said in his speech yesterday that the technology of broadcasting and internet-based on-demand viewing are completely different. I am afraid that that is not right. The two technologies are merging as television sets become multipurpose computers. We are seeing convergence between television...
  • Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued) 29 Mar 2017

    I too rise to support these very well-crafted amendments, particularly Amendments 33J and 33L, which are crucial in ensuring that Ofcom’s “fit and proper” test is extended to not just existing licence holders but prospective ones. The amendments come as the proposed 21st Century Fox merger with BSkyB goes for the Ofcom “fit and proper” review. At the moment, I...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 September 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications Committee (since 27 Jun 2017)


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