Lord Willis of Knaresborough

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Suicide - Question 8 Sep 2020

    My Lords, ministerial claims to have the lowest suicide rate for seven years, in the fourth report, do not accord with the latest ONS figures from 1 September this year. These show that, at 16.9 per 100,000, England has the highest suicide rate since 2000, with an increase each year since the new strategy began in 2017. Alarmingly, my own region of Yorkshire and Humber has consistently had...
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 3 Sep 2020

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is essential that there is public buy-in for these and future regulations, and that that has not been the case? That buy-in can come only from a Government who gain credibility by having clear, unambiguous messaging and the courage at times to admit failure. That being the case, why, when Public Health England was created by the Government and reports...
  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Second Reading 2 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I suspect that much of my contribution will echo that of other noble Lords as this vital piece of legislation makes its way through our House. I say “vital” not simply because the overall market in pharma-medical devices and medical products is worth some £74 billion a year, but because without this legislation the chaos that derived from a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic...

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Profile

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 May 1997 to 5 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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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