John Patten

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John Patten, Lord Patten, is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and a former Conservative MP and government minister.[1]

Patten served as a non-executive director and adviser to US arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin's UK arm until January 2016.

Parliamentary career

Patten was the MP for Oxford in 1979 and then Oxford West and Abingdon from 1983 to 1997.

Whilst in Parliament, he was Under-Secretary of State in the Northern Ireland Office from 5 January 1981 to 13 June 1983,[2] Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health and Social Security 1983 to 1985, Minister of State of housing in the Department of Environment from 1985 to 1987, Minister of State for the Home Office from 1987 to 1992 and then Secretary of State for education and science.[1]

Declared Interests

Former interests

  • Adviser and non-executive director, Lockheed Martin Holdings UK Ltd (wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security company)[1] until 2016.
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals), deleted from his parliament profile on the 22 November 2012
  • Clipper Windpower plc (wind energy technology), deleted from his parliament profile on the 14 June 2012
  • Home Retail Group plc (UK general merchandise retailer), deleted from his parliament profile on the 01 October 2013
  • Quercus Publishing plc (independent London-based publisher), deleted from his parliament profile on the 01 October 2013
  • HSBC plc (international banking and financial services), deleted from his parliament profile on the 31 October 2014
  • Unilever plc (multinational consumer goods company), deleted from his parliament profile on the 31 October 2014
  • IMI plc (global engineering group), deleted from his parliament profile on the 31 October 2014
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc (oil and gas), deleted from his parliament profile on the 01 October 2013
  • Vodafone Group plc (telecommunications), deleted from his parliament profile on the 01 October 2013
  • Member, Advisory Board, British Olympic Association, deleted from his parliament profile on the 22 November 2012[3]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lord Patten Parliament.UK, accessed 23 December 2014
  2. David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan, 2000, p.41.
  3. Interest amendments Parliament.UK, accessed 23 December 2014