The Earl of Selborne

Former Non-affiliated Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Green Economy - Motion to Take Note 12 Mar 2020

    My Lords, I join others who have participated in the debate in thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, for giving us this opportunity. A sustainable green economy can be achieved only with a well-focused programme of funding for new technologies. We will not achieve net-zero carbon emissions without innovation. All political parties recognise this; it is not controversial but a matter of...
  • International Climate Action - Statement 26 Sep 2019

    It is generally agreed that new technologies will be essential to hitting these demanding targets. The Minister referred to the areas in which we are global leaders. Indeed, we are leaders in much of the research and technology in areas such as energy storage and the development of batteries, where advanced technology will be required, and carbon capture and storage, where after all we have a...
  • Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 5 Jun 2019

    My Lords, it would clearly be helpful to add the amendment to the Bill. When I chaired the trustees, Ken Livingstone was the Mayor of London. We talked with him about resurrecting river access to Kew. Of course, it is no coincidence that palaces such as Kew, Hampton Court and Greenwich are where they are; it is because of their historical connections with the river. In a way, Kew has rather...

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Former Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 December 1971

Left the House of Lords on 26 March 2020 — retired

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (7 Jul 2011 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (6 Jun 2005 to 12 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (6 Jun 2005 to 13 Sep 2011)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture (26 Nov 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, European Union Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (6 Dec 1999 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (24 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (22 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1997)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (23 Nov 1993 to 26 Jun 2001)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Nov 1991 to 5 Nov 1993)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (15 Nov 1990 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (15 Nov 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)

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