Lord King of Bridgwater

Former MP

Conservative

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  • International Investment - Statement 17 Oct 2017

    In general, I welcome my noble friend’s announcement that the Government intend to act in this area. However, I have one concern. In consulting on possible amendments to the international investment arrangements, we notice what happened when the pound suddenly weakened and overseas investors took the opportunity to take over UK companies. I worry about what will happen in the interim,...
  • Bombardier - Statement 10 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I welcome the robust position in the Minister’s Statement. I particularly welcome the fact that this position has been endorsed by all sides of the House. I have a personal interest in this because I went to Seattle and met the board of Boeing when they worked very closely with Shorts, so they have no excuse for saying they do not know much about the situation in Northern...
  • National Shipbuilding Strategy - Statement 6 Sep 2017

    I had the privilege of working closely with Sir John Parker during his leadership of Harland & Wolff, and I was not surprised to see the quality of the report that he produced. I was particularly interested, given the seemingly inevitable increase in the cost of frigates, which is more and more prohibitive, in the proposal for the Type 31e as a utility, general purpose frigate, which...

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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

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, Communications 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)
  • 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)

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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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