Lord Bhattacharyya

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • The NHS - Motion to Take Note 5 Jul 2018

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend, Lord Darzi, for securing this debate, which has demonstrated how important our National Health Service is to the lives of so many in this House. I was very proud of the IPPR report—I was a long-standing trustee of the IPPR. I am an engineer; I am not a doctor. I design cars. However, I am married to a midwife, as well as the proud father of both a...
  • Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 8 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I declare my interest as chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick, as set out in the Register of Lords’ Interests. It is fitting that the first debate of the year is on the industrial strategy; 2018 is, after all, the Government’s Year of Engineering. Being an engineer, I shall concentrate just on the engineering sector of industry. The industrial strategy is most welcome. I...
  • Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 8 Jan 2018

    Oh, hi. The turnover of people is matched by changes of policy. For many years, everything was seen as interventionist. Even research and science budgets were reduced—it was not the job of government. I remember that the first thing done by the Blair Government was to put back the science budget because it was in a terrible state. However, the research institutions that worked with industry...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 June 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Professor of Manufacturing and Director, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (14 Nov 2007 to 26 Nov 2008)

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