Lord Patel

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Influenza: People with Learning Disabilities - Question 1 Oct 2019

    My Lords, the Minister reassured the House that the vaccine that we use in this country will be against the appropriate strain, as advised for the northern hemisphere, but we must accept that the vaccine that will be used in the southern hemisphere is against a different strain. It is not such a long time ago that using the wrong vaccine resulted in several thousand excess deaths in this...
  • Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Private Notice Question 16 Jul 2019

    My Lords, we are running the risk of being complacent. This disease, when we discussed it in the Chamber a few month ago, was confined to rural parts of the DRC, and we were hoping it would remain confined. It has now spread to Goma, a large city on the border with Rwanda and, as has been said, there are already cases in Uganda. I know that the WHO is responsible for surveillance but we are...
  • National Health Service: Healthcare Advice - Question 16 Jul 2019

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have conducted of the impact of the National Health Service introducing the use of devices such as Amazon’s Alexa for health care advice.

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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)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 Committee (Lords) (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 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (6 Dec 1999 to 7 May 2005)


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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Patel’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 37.65% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 289 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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