Lords considers report on tackling drug-resistant infections

A pipette and test tubes in a medical laboratory.
16 September 2016

Members of the Lords, including the president of the Health Care Supplies Association and a former professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, debated the UK government's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance - 'Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations', in the House of Lords on Thursday 15 September.

This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Lansley (Conservative), former secretary of state for health.

Members who took part included:

  • Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour), Lords opposition health spokesperson and president of the Health Care Supplies Association
  • Earl of Selborne (Conservative), chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology
  • Lord Trees (Crossbench), former professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Baroness Walmsley (Liberal Democrats), Lords principal health spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats

Lord Prior of Brampton (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary for the Department of Health, responded on behalf of the government.

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