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

  • Media Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 14 8 May 2024

    I thank the Minister for his reply. I think we all agree that we want to try to encourage the diversity of Channel 4, which has been so successful in creating a vibrant independent sector. But the truth is that the small indies that I have spoken to are having a really hard time. I am grateful to the noble Lords, Lord Bassam and Lord McNally, for talking about the diversity of the production...
  • Media Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 14 8 May 2024

    My Lords, I declare an interest as a freelance television producer who works for small independent production companies making content for public service broadcasters. I am also an officer of the Channel 4 APPG, so I speak as a critical friend to the channel. I thank the noble Lord, Lord McNally, for putting his name to this amendment. I also thank the many small independent companies to whom...
  • Media Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 9 8 May 2024

    I am very grateful to noble Lords for their support on this amendment. I think it proved that I was right to degroup it so that we could have a specific discussion about the need for genres. The Minister said that it is going to be fine because we have Ofcom, which will oversee the remit and make sure that the PSBs give us good, broad content. However, as the noble Lord, Lord Foster, and the...

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