BIA responds to the appointment of Lord Bethell as the new life sciences minister

Commenting on the appointment of Lord Bethell as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Steve Bates OBE, Chief Executive of the BioIndustry Association said:


“We’re pleased to welcome Lord Bethell to his new role. He joins at a critical moment, with coronavirus putting the importance of the life sciences front and centre of public and political minds.


The Prime Minister has placed the life sciences and biotechnology sector at the heart of his bold scientific ambitions so this is a role that could allow Lord Bethell to make a huge difference to both NHS patients and the UK economy for years to come. We look forward to working with him to deliver on the UK’s competitive strengths.”



Notes to Editors

1. For more information please contact Shannon Quinney, Communications Executive, on or 02076302183.

2. The BIA has put together a briefing on the Government led by Boris Johnson and key ministerial appointments for our sector after the December 2019 General Election and February 2020 Cabinet reshuffle. Find it here: