Lord St John of Fawsley

Former Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • House of Lords Reform Bill [HL]: Committee 21 Oct 2011

    My Lords, may I put this question to your Lordships? Who is the wisest person in this House? In my opinion, it is the noble Lord, Lord Carrington, who is 92.
  • House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (Continued) 21 Jun 2011

    Forgive my intervening in this interesting dialogue. I admire your Lordships' stamina in having sat here for hour after hour listening to speeches, some of which, however fascinating, have had a certain repetitive and soporific effect. I have been using a lot of my energy to keep my eyes open. Anyhow, we are all in the same boat. The beginning of wisdom is to leave well alone. What on earth...
  • House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (Continued) 21 Jun 2011

    There is no need to be quite so enthusiastic. In view of my humility and generosity, perhaps a faint murmur of assent would have been more appropriate. I must say to the Leader of the House-having myself been the Leader of the House in another place-that the role of the Leader is not the role of the Chief Whip. The Chief Whip's role is to get the Government's policy through. The Leader of the...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1987

Left the House of Lords on 2 March 2012 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 26 Feb 1986)
  • Leader of the House of Commons, Minister for the Arts and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (5 May 1979 to 4 Jan 1981)
  • Chair, House of Commons (Services) Committee (3 May 1979 to 14 Jan 1981)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (17 Nov 1978 to 14 Jan 1981)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jul 1978 to 3 May 1979)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Mar 1975 to 1 Jul 1978)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (28 Feb 1974 to 1 Mar 1975)
  • Minister of State (Ministry for the Arts) (2 Dec 1973 to 7 Mar 1974)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) (5 Nov 1972 to 2 Dec 1973)

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