Lord Curry of Kirkharle

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Online Safety Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 33 2 May 2023

    My Lords, in view of the hour, I will be brief, and I have no interests to declare other than that I have grandchildren. I rise to speak to a number of amendments tabled in my name in this group: Amendments 216A to 216C, 218ZZA to 218ZD and 218BA to 218BC. I do not think I have ever achieved such a comprehensive view of the alphabet in a number of amendments. These amendments carry a simple...
  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 25 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I will briefly respond to the noble Lord, Lord Winston, on that point. It is a fair question, which we do need to respond to: what happens if we narrow the gene pool and expose animals to genetic risk? There has been evidence in the past that by narrowing the gene pool in dairy cows, we have had lameness problems; there has been an issue in other species. That is because we have not...
  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 3 12 Dec 2022

    My Lords, at the risk of appearing to be part of a Cross-Bench cabal, I would like to support the comments of my colleagues on the Cross Benches and include animals in the Bill. This is a very minor point, but I would like to respond to the comment of the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett of Manor Castle, on productivity. This is not, in my view, about ever-increasing yields of crops, the growth...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Horticultural Sector Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Land Use in England Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 28 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (17 May 2018 to 26 Mar 2019)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 15 May 2018)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)

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