Lord Desai

Labour Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Transport for London - Question 29 Oct 2020

    My Lords, does the noble Baroness not agree that the UK taxpayer would be harmed if Transport for London became dysfunctional? It would affect the London economy, as well as the health of London’s citizens. Would it not be better to take the larger interest into account and give Transport for London the help that it badly needs?
  • Covid-19: Test Results - Question 27 Oct 2020

    My Lords, we have had continuous failure of test and trace since March. Again and again, we are missing the targets. Why? Is it the equipment, the personnel or the management structure that is causing this failure of our efforts?
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 22 Oct 2020

    My Lords, there are various things to say here. First, whenever we make regulations, I guess that we have to assume that people are the same, depending on their age, gender or profession—but they are different. Even among the elderly, there is a great difference among BAME people, some of whom live in crowded surroundings and are not easily reachable by modern technology. It is assumed...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1991

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, 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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