Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Crossbench Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 11 Jan 2017

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  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 11 Jan 2017

    My Lords, as I was about to say a moment ago, this is a strange position that I find myself in. I feel a bit like an academic who has been conducting a really quite polite seminar and, as he finishes, he looks round and sees a herd of buffalo charging towards him full of fine thoughts and great wisdom. I want simply to make the point that I support very warmly the issues that have been raised...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) 11 Jan 2017

    My Lords, this amendment has two themes: transparency and accountability. I have to say to my colleague the noble Lord, Lord Willetts, that there is a degree of scepticism out there. He is right to have identified it but I think he is not right to have overly easily dismissed it. There is a degree of scepticism in the Committee and, indeed, in the academic community. It may just be the usual...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 July 2001

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Affordable Childcare Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (14 Nov 2007 to 13 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (1 Dec 2004 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (3 Dec 2003 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (3 Dec 2003 to 12 Nov 2009)

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