Lord Broers

Former Crossbench Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill - Report: Amendment 1 14 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, for his kind remarks. I have spent most of my life in this environment working on very complicated projects, and I feel very strongly about this issue. I therefore support Amendments 2, 3, 21 and 22, which would secure ARIA’s rights to retain and exploit the intellectual property generated by its research and to obtain intellectual property...
  • Energy: Civil Nuclear Power - Motion to Take Note 9 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Howell, and the noble Viscount, Lord Hanworth, on their excellent speeches. It is now accepted that the relentless increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is a serious problem that needs urgently to be stopped because the greenhouse heating effect that it causes results in sea-level rise and climate changes that are intolerable. To do this, we must...
  • Net-zero Emissions - Question 7 Dec 2021

    My Lords, while complimenting the Minister and the Government on getting on with the SMR programme, I ask him whether sites are being sought for these reactors where the heat they produce can be used in district heating systems for buildings, industry and horticulture.

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2004

Left the House of Lords on 17 December 2021

Positions held at time of appointment: President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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) (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Jun 2005 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (1 Dec 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (1 Dec 2004 to 12 Nov 2009)

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