Lord Thomas of Macclesfield

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) 8 Dec 2008

    My Lords, this is the first time that I have spoken in public since my severe stroke in 1999. It was only the brilliance of the National Health Service over nine years and the care of my wife over the same period that have allowed me to be here today or any other day. I would like to take noble Lords back to the early 1980s, as all major disasters have a long track record. At that time I was...
  • Regional Development Agencies and Science 29 Apr 2004

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Patel, for providing the opportunity for this debate. When I first met him, the proposed timescale was six months and that frightened the life out of me, because I knew how long it would take me to assess all the ideas about RDAs. However, we did it, although we could have overrun and still hit the target. I would certainly like to thank the special...
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Manchester 16 Jul 2003

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What support they are giving to the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre in Manchester; and whether they have any plans to increase their support.

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 November 1997

Left the House of Lords on 18 May 2016 — Resigned

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (7 Dec 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (1 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)

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