Lord Rea

Former Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit - Question for Short Debate 28 Jan 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Collins, because he has chosen a subject on which I did some work 55-odd years ago, based in Lagos in Nigeria. The MD thesis that came out of that study was called Interactions of Nutrition and Infection, so it was very relevant to tonight’s Question. The study was modelled on the Newcastle Thousand Families longitudinal study, which observed...
  • The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 26 Apr 2018

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to those that have already been given to my noble and professional friend Lord Patel and his Select Committee for a very complete and relevant analysis. I declare an interest as a retired NHS GP and a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners who has also worked in epidemiology. I am also honorary president of the UK Health Forum, a think tank...
  • Health: Alma-Ata Declaration - Question 22 Jan 2018

    My Lords—

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1981

Left the House of Lords on 1 June 2020

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Member, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (6 Dec 2000 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (8 Dec 1998 to 7 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Oct 1997 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (6 Jul 1987 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (30 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1988)
  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (21 Nov 1985 to 15 Nov 1988)

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