Lord Inglewood

Richard Inglewood, Lord Inglewood, Conservative, Chairman of the Communications Select Committee


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW Tel: 020 7219 3190 Email: inglewoodw@parliament.uk


In 1989 he was elected Conservative Member of the European Parliament for Cumbria and Lancashire North and was Conservative Spokesman on legal affairs. In addition he was appointed as Conservative Deputy Whip 1992 and Chief Whip 1994. He has also been a member of the North West Water Authority (1987-89) and the Lake District Special Planning Board (1984-90), and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Cumbria in 1993. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of National Heritage between 1995-97. In 1999 he was elected an hereditary member of the House of Lords, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) in 2003.


Lord Inglewood studied at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge.


Media Regulation

Audiovisual Media Services Directive, 5 July 2011 [1]

Does my noble friend agree that the whole system for the regulation of video on demand and other digital television-type and actual television services is hugely complicated? As the recent report of the Communications Committee pointed out and recommended, it would be to everyone's advantage, not least of all the public's, if it became a bit simpler.

The Future of Investigative Journalism, p.21 Online Content [2]

In the early days of the internet, investigative content posted online was mainly derived from material which had previously been published either in a newspaper or on television or radio. This, however, has changed to a significant extent since many individuals now post material and, if they so wish, engage in a public conversation with a myriad of interlocutors. Access to such content is easy via search engines. Frequently, these contributors to the national and international debate are low cost, and in practice often outside the scope of any form of regulation or legal framework. This represents a revolution and poses a challenge in economic, legal, regulatory, consumer protection and political terms.
This issue is becoming increasingly important because of convergence. It is already the case that newspaper websites host video content and, with the increasing take-up of tablets, data-enabled mobile phones and internet enabled televisions, the issue of whether it is appropriate, and if so, how to regulate integrated content online will become ever-more complicated.