Baroness Platt of Writtle

Former Conservative Peer

Profile

Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1981

Left the House of Lords on 1 February 2015 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 2006 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 ( 1 Dec 2004 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) ( 3 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee ( 5 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) ( 3 Jun 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Relations between Central and Local Government, Committee on (27 Nov 1995 to 2 Jul 1996)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (12 Nov 1991 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (15 Nov 1990 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (15 Nov 1990 to 6 Jun 2005)

Recent appearances

  • Employment: Graduate Women 8 Jul 2008

    My Lords, is the Minister aware of our Science and Technology Committee's report on science teaching in schools? I speak as patron of Women into Science and Engineering. One of the big problems is that most careers advisers are humanities based and are therefore not giving young girls particularly good advice on the excitement and rewarding nature of careers in science and engineering. That...
  • Construction Industry: Capacity and Skills 11 Mar 2008

    My Lords, I declare an interest as an honorary fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and also as the patron of the WISE campaign. The Minister mentioned the UK Resource Centre for Women but I hope that he will also back the WISE campaign. More than anything, we need more scientists and engineers as careers advisers. Does the Minister agree?
  • Families, Community Cohesion and Social Action 28 Feb 2008

    My Lords, I, too, am very grateful to my noble friend Lady Gardner of Parkes for initiating this debate. Its aim is crucial to the future of our country and I am very struck by the sense of agreement on all sides of the House. For generations, all over the world, the family has always been the basic unit of a stable society. Having enjoyed a happy marriage and the loving support of my...

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