Lord Patel

Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Children - Motion to Take Note 17 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Morris of Yardley, for initiating this important debate and for her powerful speech. I also wish her a happy birthday. Although SARS-CoV-2 does not cause the same severity of illness in children as in other age groups, the pandemic has had a devastating effect on children’s education, social development and access to healthcare, leading to anxiety...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Second Reading 15 Jun 2021

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Addington. It is an enormous pleasure to add my congratulations to my friend, the noble Baroness, Lady Black of Strome, on her brilliant maiden speech. She is undoubtedly a world leader in forensic science and its use in the criminal justice system, and in forensic anthropology. I have known her for many years. “Tenacious” and...
  • Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) 14 Jun 2021

    My Lords, to start, I do not agree with the amendment tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Lansley. I clearly understand the point that he is trying to make; in fact, I have my name down with others to strike Clause 13 from the Bill, but we will come to that. I will say in a minute why I do not agree with the noble Lord’s proposition but I do agree with that of the noble Lord, Lord Fox, and,...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 27 Jun 2017)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 27 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (27 Jun 2017 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (27 Jun 2017 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects) (13 Sep 2011 to 17 Jul 2012)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (22 Jun 2010 to 13 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 2006 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Jun 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill (30 Nov 2004 to 7 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (12 Dec 2000 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (6 Dec 1999 to 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (6 Dec 1999 to 7 May 2005)

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