Lord King of Bridgwater

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Ukraine and Russia: Military Developments - Question 8 Dec 2021

    My Lords—
  • Ukraine and Russia: Military Developments - Question 8 Dec 2021

    Is my noble friend aware that, when the Soviet Union collapsed, great attention was not necessarily paid to some of the territories—but in Russia the loss of Ukraine was much the most sensitive? I entirely agree with the point made by the noble Lord, Lord West. In this difficult situation, in which Russia has now seen the steady advance of NATO right up to its very borders, the sensitivity...
  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, I am very pleased to follow the most reverend Primate and strongly agree with his remarks. I start by paying a warm tribute, as have others, to the tremendous number of our forces, including colleagues in both Houses of Parliament, who have served during this long period, which has brought so many benefits to the people of Afghanistan, and our great sadness that that some were not...

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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 6 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Electra Investment Trust PLC.
Non-executive Chairman, London International Exhibition Centre Holdings Ltd.
Non-executive Chairman, London International Exhibition Centre Ltd.
6. Overseas visits
24-26 February 2001, to Kuwait, as the guest of the Kuwaiti Government, to join in the celebrations in connection with the 10th Anniversary of their liberation from Iraq. (Registered 5 April 2001)
8. Land and Property
Farm and woodlands at Chippenham, Wiltshire.

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