Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior

Former Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Bovine Tuberculosis — Question 26 Nov 2013

    My Lords, artificial insemination has been a practice in this country in dairy cattle for more than 30 years, and I wonder where this suggestion has come from. There is very little evidence—no evidence whatever to my mind—that AI can result in the transmission of TB to cattle. I hope that the Minister will scotch that idea, because we have an amazing health record in this country for AI...
  • Badgers — Question 18 Jun 2013

    My Lords, following what is now known as the Krebs trial, it is quite clear that alternate approaches are now necessary. What are some of these alternate approaches to controlling tuberculosis in wildlife and domestic livestock? This country is well known for its ability to sedate wildlife, take samples and all the rest of it. An approach based on the sedation of badgers, for example, would...
  • Health: Tuberculosis — Question 24 Apr 2013

    My Lords, if one puts together the high level of drug resistance in the Far East and the high level of migration from the Far East to this county, there is no reason why drug-resistance to tuberculosis should not be more evident than it is at present. If one compares the rate of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the United Kingdom with that of other countries in the European Union, it is fairly...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1990

Left the House of Lords on 31 December 2015

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Committee On Animals In Scientific Procedures (28 Jun 2001 to 16 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (28 Oct 1996 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (28 Oct 1996 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 1995 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (15 Nov 1990 to 5 Nov 1993)

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