Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Crossbench

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  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) 15 Mar 2017

    I thank noble Lords who have contributed to this short debate and the Minister for his detailed response. I recognise from what he said that we have a strongly shared objective of retaining the different role and character of Innovate UK. In the light of the government amendments, which go a long way towards doing that, and of his earlier and very positive assurances on an important role for...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I rise to move Amendment 166 and support the other amendments in this group, which focus primarily on ensuring that Innovate UK—a very important business-facing council which is joining a group of academic research councils in UKRI—retains its unique character, strong business focus and ability to act in different and innovative ways. Innovate UK is, for good reason, a...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I give my strong support to the government amendments in this group that allow for larger research councils, including an executive, and make it clear that our research can aim just to advance knowledge. I am very much an applied scientist, but I think it is hugely important that people are able do research that is just about moving forward the frontiers of their subject, even if we...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since 26 May 2016)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 25 May 2016)

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