Charles Lyell

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Charles Lyell, Lord Lyell, (27 March 1939 – 11 January 2017) was a Conservative member of the House of Lords.[1] He died in January 2017.

Northern Ireland

Lyell served as an under-secretary of state in the Northern Ireland Office from 12 April 1984 to 25 July 1989. [2]


Despite being an LLP member of Lloyd's, when asked about his interests by the Wall Street Journal Lyell said, “I’m not aware that I have major interests in a financial company".[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lord Lyell,, accessed 10 March 2011.
  2. David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000, Macmillan, 2000, p.41.
  3. House of Lords Wall Street Journal, accessed 22 December 2014