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Sunday, February 18th, 2018 @ 6:44PM

Lord C-J helps launch the 2017 Live Music Census Report

I recently helped to launch the excellent Report on the 2017 Live Music Census carried out by Emma Webster  Mat Brennan, Adam Behr, Martin Cloonan and Jake Ansell at the Musicians union HQ in Clapham Road I was asked to give an overview of Parliamentary progress in supporting grassroots music venues.This…

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 @ 1:31PM

Dozens of Public Space Protection Orders now illegal under new Government guidance

Just before Christmas without any publicity at all the Home Office published new Statutory Guidance governing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), a power that has been used to ban a wide range of public activities, including ball games, rough sleeping, busking, skate boarding and standing in groups. The Manifesto Club without…

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Monday, January 29th, 2018 @ 7:40PM

Stay in the Single Market and Keep the Country of Origin Principle says Lord C-J

I asked the Government this week what assessment they have made of the ability of United Kingdom audiovisual services to take advantage of the European Union country of origin rules after Brexit. This is the exchange with Lord Ashton of Hyde the Minister at the  Department for Digital, Culture, Media and…

Monday, January 29th, 2018 @ 7:27PM

Lord C-J Calls for Action on Museum Finance

In a speech in the House of Lords recently I highlighted the problems faced by museums and galleries and the need to go further than the recommendations made by Neil Mendoza in his report last December  My Lords, we have heard an impressive range of speeches in this debate which…

Saturday, June 17th, 2017 @ 5:44PM

Pharmacy must Seize the Opportunities in Healthcare says Lord C-J

I was recently asked to make the introduction and welcome for delegates to the the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union Symposium hosted by the Royal Pharmacy Society and the National Pharmaceutical Association. This is what I said. Leading the Change Ladies and gentlemen can I first of all say…

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 @ 5:19PM

Lord C-J calls for Ethical framework for AI applications

As Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence I recently gave a Speech at the Berlin AI Expo on why business needs to develop an ethical framework for the use of AI and algorithmns. This is what i said.     Society as a whole is becoming more…

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