Lord Goodlad

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 2005

Previously MP for Eddisbury until 28 June 1999 — Resigned

Positions held at time of appointment: High Commissioner to Australia, 2000-2005. Member of Parliament for Northwich, 1974-1983 and Eddisbury, 1983-1999. Minister for State, FCO, 1992-1995; Parliamentary Secretary to HM Treasury and Government Chief Whip, 1995-1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on international development, 1997-1998. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Also represented Eddisbury; Northwich

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (10 Sep 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Leader's Group on Working Practices Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 26 Apr 2011)
  • Chair, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (9 Jun 2010 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 19 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (4 Jun 1997 to 27 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (7 May 1997 to 11 Jun 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (14 Apr 1992 to 5 Jul 1995)
  • Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer (22 Jul 1990 to 13 Apr 1992)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (31 Oct 1989 to 2 May 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (31 Oct 1989 to 3 May 1991)
  • Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (25 Jul 1989 to 3 May 1991)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (25 Jul 1989 to 22 Jul 1990)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) (11 Sep 1984 to 13 Jun 1987)
  • Government Whip (16 Feb 1982 to 10 Sep 1984)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Jan 1981 to 5 Feb 1982)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (3 May 1979 to 23 Jan 1981)

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