Lord Taylor of Blackburn

Former Labour Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Badgers — Question 18 Jun 2013

    My Lords, when the animals are killed, will there will be post mortems on their carcasses to see whether they are carrying TB or not?
  • National Lottery — Question 18 Dec 2012

    My Lords, does the noble Viscount agree that, in answering the noble Lord, Lord Naseby, he was stretching it a bit too far by saying that the Treasury was a good cause?
  • Energy: Shale Gas — Question 17 Oct 2012

    My Lords, can the Minister tell us whether the Government have any idea when shale gas will be viable or not?

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Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1978

Left the House of Lords on 25 November 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House of Lords Offices Committee (1 Dec 1993 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (29 Nov 1988 to 1 Nov 1990)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (20 Nov 1986 to 22 Oct 1991)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (20 Nov 1986 to 22 Oct 2001)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (21 Nov 1978 to 13 Nov 1980)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (14 Nov 1978 to 13 Nov 1980)

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