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Lord Cromwell

Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary

Finance Committee (Lords)
1st Sep 2016 - 28th Jan 2021
EU Justice Sub-Committee
12th Jun 2015 - 2nd Jul 2019
European Union Committee
27th Jun 2017 - 1st Jul 2019

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Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted No
One of 17 Crossbench No votes vs 40 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 260 Noes - 229
Wednesday 18th August 2021

My Lords, the many preceding eloquent and erudite speeches reflect perhaps a measure of agreement on a number of points. …

Written Answers
Tuesday 25th February 2020
Elections: Disinformation
To ask Her Majesty's Government, given the “real danger that hostile actors use online disinformation to undermine” the UK’s “democratic …
Early Day Motions
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Cromwell has voted in 99 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(2 debate interactions)
Baroness Verma (Conservative)
(1 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(1 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
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Leader of the House
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Commons initiatives

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Lord Cromwell has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Cromwell has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

1 Written Question in the current parliament

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12th Feb 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, given the “real danger that hostile actors use online disinformation to undermine” the UK’s “democratic values and principles” outlined in their Online Harms White Paper, published in April 2019, what steps they plan to take to empower the proposed independent regulator to require online platforms to take down such material that may be perceived to have an impact on an electoral contest; and what guidance they plan to give to that regulator about how any such decision should be reached.

On 12 February the Government published its Initial Consultation Response to the Online Harms White Paper. This sets out our direction of travel on a number of key areas, including that we are minded to appoint Ofcom as the regulator for online harms, and more detail on the proposed approach of the regulator. The response also confirmed that a media literacy strategy will be published in Summer 2020 and aim to support citizens in thinking critically about the things they come across online. More detailed proposals on online harms regulation will be released in the spring.

The Government has also established the Defending Democracy programme to bring together expertise and ongoing work on protecting democratic processes from different departments. This programme, led by the Cabinet Office, has been set up to:

  • protect and secure UK democratic processes, systems and institutions from interference, including from cyber, personnel and physical threats;

  • strengthen the integrity of UK elections;

  • encourage respect for open, fair and safe democratic participation; and

  • promote fact-based and open discourse, including online.

As part of this work, we engage regularly with social media companies to understand the actions they are taking to prevent misuse of their platforms.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)