Lord Haskel and Pascal Theatre Company
Julia Pascal writes: I met Lord Haskel at the House of Lords and we immediately found a common point of interest in our backgrounds and interests. As a Lithuanian and Mancunian there were strands in his cultural heritage that resonated with my own and so it was with great pleasure that I learned that he agreed to be a patron. He has always been a warm supporter and we value his experience, acute intelligence and vision.
Pascal Theatre Company is extremely proud to have Lord Haskel as our patron.
Simon Haskel was born in Kaunas, Lithuania on 9 October 1934. After moving to the UK, he studied Textile Technology at Salford College of Advanced Technology (now the University of Salford). Having been a prominent and successful businessman as the founder of the international textile company The Perrotts Group, Simon Haskel was created a life peer in the House of Lords on 4 October 1993, taking the title Baron Haskel of Higher Broughton in the County of Greater Manchester.
In November 1994 he was appointed front bench spokesman on Trade & Industry and appointed a member of the Select Committee on Science & Technology. In May 1997 he became a member of the new Labour Government as a Government Spokesman on Trade & Industry.
Lord Haskel has served as Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords since 2001.