Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (since 7 Feb 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Electronic Trade Documents Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (12 Dec 2022 to 20 Feb 2023)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (30 Oct 2022 to 6 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (20 Oct 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (30 Sep 2021 to 20 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jul 2021 to 18 Nov 2021)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (13 Feb 2020 to 20 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Gambling Industry Committee (29 Oct 2019 to 18 Feb 2020)

Recent appearances

  • Lord Byron: 200th Anniversary - Question 16 Apr 2024

    My Lords, His Majesty’s Government appreciate the great interest that the bicentenary of the death of the sixth Lord Byron has generated, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The continuing fascination with his life and works has cemented his status as one of England’s greatest poets, and it is absolutely right that his legacy be honoured. The Government fully support the relocation...
  • Lord Byron: 200th Anniversary - Question 16 Apr 2024

    The noble Earl is right to point out that the Government have moved rather slowly in this instance. Part of the difficulty has been the question of the ownership of the statue. I am very pleased that my department has been able to break that impasse by taking responsibility for the statue, so that it can indeed be moved into the main part of Hyde Park. It is currently stranded on an island...
  • Lord Byron: 200th Anniversary - Question 16 Apr 2024

    As part of its plans, the Byron Society is preparing a programme of engagement and education, which is wonderful, so that in its new location the statue will be able to inspire future generations of poets and philhellenes, and of course be much more easily accessed so that it can be maintained and repaired.

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