Lord Patel

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  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) 13 Nov 2017

    My Lords, it is a pity I have to be brief, but I will try. The amendment is interesting and worth debating in greater detail than the time today allows. Remarks have already been made about the report from the Royal Society and the British Academy, which suggested setting up a body but did not define whether it ought to be statutory. It is a pity it did not because, if it had, perhaps the...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 6 Nov 2017

    My Lords, if I have understood the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, wrongly, I am sure that he will correct me. However, the impression he gave was that the confidentiality between a doctor and a patient forbids the doctor to inform a family member if the patient is likely to suffer harm, even self-inflicted harm. That is not the case. The doctor is bound to respect confidentiality, but if that is...
  • Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) 30 Oct 2017

    I must make the issue absolutely clear. If I did not do so before, I will set it out again slowly and carefully. Medical researchers are not asking to be allowed to do research without consent. They are asking for consent to be interpreted not in a narrow sense but in a sense that will allow research to continue with consent having been obtained. I shall give an example. When I chaired the UK...

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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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