Baron Kakkar was raised to the peerage as Baron Kakkar, of Loxbeare in the County of Devon 2010, Crossbench.
Lord Kakkar is an expert in the treatment and prevention of blood clots at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Lord Kakkar used his new found platform to describe the importance of medical research and the need for addressing health inequalities.
Lord Kakkar first visited the House in December 1977 as a schoolboy and said he was “filled with such awe and excitement, and "a passion for our nation’s democracy, debate and political discussion”.
More than 30 years later, Lord Kakkar’s expertise in thrombosis was given a warm welcome in the House. Following his first address, Baroness Elizabeth (Kay) Andrews said he will be” listened to most attentively in this house; I suspect particularly by the front bench which spends hours sitting still”.
Lord Kakkar thanked the House of Lords Appointments Commission, saying “their thorough interrogation, to which I was subjected, was without doubt the most demanding and insightful of my professional career to date”.
Currently, Lord Kakkar has been a member of the EU Sub Committee B for Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment since 2012.
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