Lord Willis of Knaresborough

Former MP

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Medical Research - Question for Short Debate 28 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Sharkey, has already demonstrated just how important it is to continue government investment in UK medical research and in so doing recognise significant contributions from the charity and industrial research sectors. The £7.2 billion annual investment in UK research has delivered spectacular results: beta blockers, cardiac pacemakers, CAT and MRI scans,...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (2nd Day) 8 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have spoken in this brief debate. It was certainly worth raising the issue. In particular, I thank my noble friend Lady Garden for her support. I never like to disagree with the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, because he is usually right on this matter. The reason I wanted a “must” is that otherwise, this issue will go into the long grass. I...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (2nd Day) 8 Mar 2017

    I thank the Minister for Amendment 100. We had a quick gloss over this the other day, and I sought a device to bring Amendment 100 back because in our heady and heavy discussions, sometimes we have lost sight of the other side of higher education and, in particular, of students who are working part-time and the significant number of students who drop out of higher education. Every year,...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2010

Previously MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Harrogate and Knaresborough

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Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Innovation
  • Universities and Skills
  • Trade and Industry
  • Teachers
  • Departmental Domestic Visits
  • Higher Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Connexions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (since 25 May 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects) (13 Sep 2011 to 17 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (27 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chairman, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chair, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Chair, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
  • Chairman, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (6 Feb 2008 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • Chair, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 14 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 6 Feb 2008)
  • Chairman, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (18 May 2007 to 3 Jun 2008)
  • Chair, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2007 to 8 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (14 May 2007 to 18 May 2007)
  • Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (2 May 2007 to 15 May 2007)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Science and Technology Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 20 Aug 2008)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (13 Jul 2005 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Education & Skills (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (29 Mar 1999 to 13 Nov 2000)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Articles written for journal. Address: People and Science, The British Science Association, Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queens's Gate, London SW7 5HD.
Received payment for one article written before July 2009. (Registered 10 January 2010)
Received payment for one article written before July 2009. (Registered 10 January 2010)
Received payment of £220 for one article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 10 January 2010)

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