Lord Desai

Non-affiliated Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 2 Feb 2023

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, for the committee’s excellent report. Around the time it was issued, I wrote for the website of OMFIF, a think tank that I am involved with, totally rejecting and criticising this scheme. It is not so much that it does not solve a problem but that it will create one. The most significant problem it will create is that it will deprive ordinary...
  • UK Asylum and Refugee Policy - Motion to Take Note 9 Dec 2022

    My Lords, it is genuinely a pleasure to follow the noble Lord because I have always listened to him and, while I have never agreed with him, he studies the problem thoroughly and I like that. I respect what he said and, in some cases, I want to follow him. I am not a Christian and not only am I an atheist, it is much worse: I am an economist. The question I want to ask is: who gains from this...
  • Autumn Statement 2022 - Motion to Take Note 29 Nov 2022

    My Lords, I shall speak in the gap. In July last, when Boris Johnson was still in power, I said in this House that things are going to get very bad and we will see a repetition of the 1970s and 1980s. The only thing against the Autumn Statement is that it is too optimistic about the future. It more or less says, “Let’s hold on until the election and then we will face up to the reality.”...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 June 1991

Party was Labour until 19 Nov 2020

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Nov 2019 to 8 Sep 2020)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jul 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (17 Dec 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (17 Dec 2003 to 18 Nov 2004)
  • Member, Committee on the Speakership of the House (9 Jul 2003 to 19 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A (20 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (19 May 1992 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (12 Nov 1991 to 3 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (12 Nov 1991 to 17 Mar 1992)

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