I am only too well aware, as a doctor and a former President of the General Medical Council, and as a Crossbench Peer, of the contributions that have been made to British activities in Banking & Finance, Dentistry, Design & Creative, Education, Engineering & Science, IT & Technology, Legal, Media, Medical, Pharmacy, Property & Construction, Public Service and many other areas, and I am happy to send this message of support congratulating my Asian friends and colleagues for all that they have done, combined with best wishes for their continuing activity, which will I think be invaluable in the United Kingdom across so many fields in the years to come.  I have enjoyed a very fruitful collaboration with many Asian professionals in the course of my career and deeply appreciate their warm, willing and effective collaboration.

—The Lord Walton of Detchant TD