Ian McColl, Baron McColl of Dulwich

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Lord McColl of Dulwich

Ian McColl, Baron McColl of Dulwich, CBE (born 6 January 1933) is a British surgeon, professor, politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords. McColl was made a life peer for his work for disabled people in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1989, which was gazetted on 29 July 1989 with the style and title of Baron McColl of Dulwich, of Bermondsey in the London Borough of Southwark.[1] He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister John Major from 1994 to 1997 for which he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1997.[2]

From 1997 to 2000, he was a Shadow Minister for Health. He is also a trustee and surgeon to the international charity Mercy Ships[3]

McColl was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow, and St. Paul's School, London. He studied medicine at the University of London and was Professor of surgery at Guy's Hospital until 1998. He is a Fellow of King's College London, where he continues to teach on the Guy's Campus.[3] Recently, McColl has become an advocate to stop the global crime of human trafficking.[4] In June 2015, he introduced a private member's bill to prohibit the advertising of prostitution, the Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) Bill 2015-16.[5]


  1. ^ "No. 51824". The London Gazette. 28 July 1989. p. 8781. 
  2. ^ "No. 54850". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 August 1997. p. 8912. 
  3. ^ a b "Professor The Lord McColl of Dulwich CBE". The Conservative Party. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  4. ^ "House of Lords Debates, 8 November 2007". TheyWorkForYou.com. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) Bill [HL] 2015-16". www.parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 June 2015. A Bill to prohibit the advertising of prostitution; and for connected purposes.