Lord Mair

Crossbench

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  • EU Membership: UK Science - Motion to Take Note 23 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I speak as a member of this House’s Select Committee on Science and Technology, chaired by the noble Earl, Lord Selborne. I declare interests as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society. I am also professor of civil engineering at Cambridge University, where I lead a large research group, many of whom are non-UK EU nationals. My principal point...
  • Shale Gas - Question for Short Debate 7 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I welcome this important debate introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Truscott. Shale gas and its extraction by the process of hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking”, remains a controversial subject. In discussing the environmental benefits of shale gas, it is also important to address potential environmental risks from a science and engineering standpoint. These risks...
  • Shale Gas - Question for Short Debate 7 Mar 2017

    I thank the noble Lord for that question. The answer is, yes, the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering would indeed say that we should proceed, provided that we do so exactly as I have said, with very careful and rigorous monitoring.

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Entered the House of Lords on 19 January 2016

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  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 25 May 2016)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Mair’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 11.41% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 9 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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