Lord Fowler

Non-affiliated Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Restoration and Renewal - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 13 Jul 2022

    My Lords, I agree very much with what the noble Lord has just said about the Government and their role. One of the more misleading statements in the general debate so far—not in this debate this afternoon, but outside—has been that it is all a decision for Parliament. That is patently not the case. If Parliament was to make a decision on financial spending which went over the accepted...
  • Restoration and Renewal - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 13 Jul 2022

    In my position as a Cross-Bencher, I think that it is a very odd position for the Conservative Party. I do not believe that it is in our national advantage. I gently say that it might be better for the Government to go down the privatisation route in this area rather than in one or two others that they seem to support. That brings me to my second point about the joint report. Frankly, I did...
  • Broadcasting Sector White Paper - Question 11 Jul 2022

    My Lords, does the present political interregnum not give the Government the opportunity to think again about their whole broadcasting policy—and not just for television? If they are pushing ahead, will the Minister say what the Government’s future policy is on supporting BBC Radio, which still has a massive audience in this country—and abroad, for that matter—and today serves us well...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 July 2001

Previously MP for Sutton Coldfield until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield, 1974-2001 and for Nottingham South, 1970-74. Secretary of State for Transport, 1981 (Minister of Transport, 1979-81), for Social Services, 1981-87, for Employment, 1987-90; Chairman, Conservative Party, 1992-94; Opposition spokesman on the environment, transport and the regions, 1997-98; on home affairs, 1998-99. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Party was Conservative until 1 Sep 2016

Also represented Sutton Coldfield; Nottingham South

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (7 Dec 2016 to 29 Apr 2021)
  • Chair, House of Lords Commission (1 Sep 2016 to 29 Apr 2021)
  • Chair, House of Lords Commission (1 Sep 2016 to 29 Apr 2021)
  • Lord Speaker (1 Sep 2016 to 30 Apr 2021)
  • Member, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Chair, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Chair, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Chair, HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom (20 Dec 2010 to 19 Jul 2011)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (11 Apr 1992 to 15 Jul 1994)
  • Secretary of State for Employment (13 Jun 1987 to 2 Jan 1990)
  • Secretary of State for Health and Social Security (14 Sep 1981 to 13 Jun 1987)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (5 Jan 1981 to 14 Sep 1981)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (11 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1981)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman (non-executive) of Regional Independent Media Holdings Ltd. and subsidiaries; publishers of regional newspapers including the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, the Sheffield Star and the Lancashire Evening Post.
Chairman (non-executive) of Numark Ltd.; industrial and provident society representing United Kingdom independent pharmacies
Chairman (non-executive) of Aggregate Industries PLC; building materials and quarrying.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Occasional writing, broadcasting and lecturing.
Member of Lloyd's (resigned 1998).
Categories of business underwritten:
MAPA: all categories.
Other syndicates covering Marine, Non-Marine, Motor, Aviation.
6. Overseas visits
25-28 March 2000, to New York, USA, to make speech at Hofstra University at a conference on the impact of the Thatcher government. Air travel provided by American Airlines and hotel accommodation by Hofstra University. (Registered 5 April 2000)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Aggregate Industries PLC.
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member of the Rover Task Force.
Shareholding of a value below registrable threshold in Regional Independent Media.

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