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David Sainsbury

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Lord (David) Sainsbury of Turville was Science Minister in Tony Blair's government from 1998 until November 2006. It is highly unusual for a minister to stay in the same job so long. He was also a member of the cabinet biotechnology committee, Sci-Bio, responsible for national policy on GM crops and foods, and as such was a key adviser to Blair on GM technology. He is also a key donor to Blair's Labour Party. He gave Labour its biggest ever single donation in September 1997. On October 3 1997 he was made a life peer by Blair and a year later Minister for Science.

He is married to Lady Susan Sainsbury. His father, Sir Robert Sainsbury, was knighted in 1967 for his service to the arts.

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  1. Institute for Government Board of Governors, organizational web page, accessed April 11, 2013.