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Lord Broers

Crossbench - Life peer

Lord Broers is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Nuclear Energy, Scientific
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
11th Dec 2008 - 15th May 2013
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
1st Dec 2004 - 30th Oct 2007
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
6th Jun 2005 - 30th Oct 2007


Division Voting information

Lord Broers has voted in 268 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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All Debates

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Sparring Partners
Earl Attlee (Conservative)
(13 debate interactions)
Baroness Wilcox (Conservative)
(9 debate interactions)
Lord Marland (Conservative)
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(7 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(7 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(6 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018
(2,739 words contributed)
Higher Education and Research Act 2017
(2,493 words contributed)
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
(1,057 words contributed)
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Commons initiatives

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Lord Broers has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Broers has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Broers has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Broers has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


5 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
1st Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on innovation of moving Innovate UK from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to UK Research and Innovation.

UKRI was set up in 2018 to maximise the collective impact of the seven research councils, Innovate UK and the research and knowledge exchange functions of HEFCE. The impact of innovation takes a long time to realise. As part of UKRI, Innovate UK have successfully delivered new approaches to innovation funding, such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Innovation Loans pilot.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
26th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have requested that the Competition and Markets Authority investigate the potential purchase of ARM by Nvidia; and if not, what plans they have to do so.

The government is clear that Arm is an important part of the UK's technology sector and makes a significant contribution to the UK economy.

The Competition and Markets Authority bears responsibility for assessing any competition impacts arising from the proposed deal and it will be following its normal regulatory processes in examining this deal. Separately, the Secretary of State also has the responsibility for determining whether or not to refer an acquisition on public interest grounds if relevant thresholds in the Enterprise Act 2002 are met. As such, we are examining this potential acquisition carefully.

We note that it is subject to regulatory approvals in multiple jurisdictions and is not expected to complete until 2022. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
13th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the acquisition of Arm by NVIDIA, and (2) whether such an acquisition is in the national interest.

Arm is an important part of the UK's technology sector and makes a significant contribution to the UK economy. The Government monitors acquisitions and mergers closely. When a takeover may have a significant impact on the UK we will not hesitate to investigate further and take appropriate action. We are examining this deal carefully.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
11th Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the proposal for a two-year graduate work visa for international students will take effect.

The Graduate route will be introduced in the summer of 2021. To give assurance to those who begin their course overseas this year, the Government published guidance for international students on 16 June confirming that those who enter the UK to complete their course before 6 April 2021 will be eligible for the route if they meet the requirements.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
11th Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how long international students in the academic year 2020–21 will have to be physically present in the UK to qualify for the two-year graduate work visa.

The Graduate route will be introduced in the summer of 2021. To give assurance to those who begin their course overseas this year, the Government published guidance for international students on 16 June confirming that those who enter the UK to complete their course before 6 April 2021 will be eligible for the route if they meet the requirements.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)