Lord Mair


Recent appearances

  • Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note 7 Sep 2017

    My Lords, I, too, welcome this important debate introduced by the noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox. Without question, the future is digital. I speak as a professor of civil engineering at Cambridge University and also from my 25 years’ experience of industry as a practising engineer. In March, the Institution of Civil Engineers published its report State of the Nation 2017: Digital...
  • 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...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 January 2016

Currently held offices

  • 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 12.03% 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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