Lord King of Bridgwater

Conservative Peer

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Profile

Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2001

Previously MP for Bridgwater until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Bridgewater, 1970-2001. Secretary of State for the Environment, 1983; for Transport, 1983; for Employment, 1983-85; for Northern Ireland, 1985-89, for Defence, 1989-92. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 12 March 1970 — unknown

Also represented Bridgwater

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 31 Mar 2022)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Joint Committee) ( 3 Jul 2012 to 21 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Joint Committee) ( 3 Jul 2012 to 21 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (23 Apr 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, BBC Charter Review Committee (24 May 2005 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy ( 8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2003 to 28 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament ( 1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (28 Jul 1989 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland ( 3 Sep 1985 to 23 Jul 1989)
  • Secretary of State for Employment (16 Oct 1983 to 1 Sep 1985)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (11 Jun 1983 to 16 Oct 1983)
  • Secretary of State for Environment ( 6 Jan 1983 to 10 Jun 1983)
  • Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government) ( 6 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1983)

Recent appearances

  • Conflict-induced Food Insecurity - Question 21 May 2024

    Does my noble friend agree that the reality is not just conflict-induced starvation? The world faces an increasing shortage of food, which will become an increasing challenge with the interaction between population explosion and climate change. Just look at one continent: Africa, in part of which crops are totally destroyed by drought and in another part of which they are totally destroyed by...
  • France: Security - Question 16 Apr 2024

    In an earlier incarnation, I had the opportunity to introduce the French Minister of Defence to our nuclear facilities and visited Saint-Nazaire, where the French showed me their facilities. It is on the importance of that background of our nuclear collaboration that the noble Lord, Lord Owen, is absolutely right. It is a background against which the United States is perhaps showing less...
  • National Security Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) 21 Jun 2023

    Having been the chairman of the ISC for its first seven years, may I just say that it is quite untrue to say that we called the Prime Minister to report to the ISC? We used to report to the Prime Minister when we were conducting various investigations.

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