Lord Bilimoria

Crossbench Peer

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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

  • Japan Free Trade Agreement - Statement 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the signing of the UK-Japan trade deal is a breakthrough moment and is welcomed by business across the country. May I build on what the noble Baroness, Lady Bottomley, just said? How will the Government use this trade deal as a launch pad to secure accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership? Given that this deal supposedly has benefits...
  • Coronavirus - Commons Urgent Question 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, Professor William Hanage of the TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University has said of the lack of mass testing that: “By the time you become aware of the problem it is likely to already be much larger. You are not going to detect outbreaks if you don’t look for them.” He also said that you need “very good diagnostic tests as well as tests that may be less...
  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 10 Sep 2020

    My Lords, a programme of nationwide mass testing is exactly the ambition we will need to build confidence in the public and businesses before a vaccine becomes available. Professor Devi Sridhar of Edinburgh University says that the only safe way is mass testing. I agree with the Minister: look at where we were in March, with 2,000 tests a day, and now we have the capacity for well over...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2006

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (6 Dec 2016 to 17 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Jan 2014 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)

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