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Weekly Information Bulletin: 6th June 1998

OPPOSITION FRONT BENCH TEAM AS AT 5 JUNE 1998

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONRt Hon William Hague MP
DEPUTY LEADERRt Hon Peter Lilley MP

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & FOOD

Shadow Minister Rt Hon Michael Jack MP
Front Bench spokesmen James Paice MP
Patrick Nicholls MP
House of Lords spokesmanBaroness Anelay of St Johns DBE

CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS, SCOTLAND & WALES

Spokesman on Constitutional AffairsDr Liam Fox MP
Front bench spokesmenNigel Evans MP
Oliver Letwin MP
House of Lords spokesmenRt Hon Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish
Rt Hon Lord Fraser of Carmyllie QC
Rt Hon Lord Roberts of Conwy
Rt Hon Lord Mackay of Drumadoon QC

CULTURE, MEDIA & SPORT

Shadow Secretary of State Peter Ainsworth MP
Front bench spokesman Richard Spring MP
House of Lords spokesmenLord Skidelsky
Baroness Rawlings

DEFENCE

Shadow Secretary of StateJohn Maples MP
Front bench spokesmenRobert Key MP
Keith Simpson MP
House of Lords spokesmanLord Burnham

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Shadow Secretary of StateDavid Willetts MP
Front bench spokesmenMrs Theresa May MP
Damian Green MP
House of Lords spokesmenRt Hon Baroness Blatch CBE
Lord Pilkington of Oxenford

ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT & THE REGIONS

Shadow Secretary of StateRt Hon Gillian Shepherd MP
Front bench spokesmenTim Yeo MP
Richard Ottaway MP
Hon Bernard Jenkin MP
House of Lords spokesmenLord Bowness CBE
Lord Inglewood
Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE
Lord Brazabon of Tara

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS

Shadow Foreign SecretaryRt Hon Michael Howard QC MP
Front bench spokesmenHon Michael Trend CBE MP
Cheryl Gillan MP
House of Lords spokesmanLord Moynihan

HEALTH

Shadow Secretary of StateRt Hon Ann Widdecombe MP
Front bench spokesmenAlan Duncan MP
Philip Hammond MP
House of Lords spokesmenEarl Howe
Lord McColl of Dulwich

HOME AFFAIRS

Shadow Home SecretaryRt Hon Sir Norman Fowler MP
Front bench spokesmenJames Clappison MP
John Greenway MP
House of Lords spokesmenLord Henley
Viscount Astor
Rt Hon Lord Mackay of Drumadoon QC

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Shadow Secretary of State Gary Streeter MP
House of Lords spokesmanLord Lucas

LAW OFFICER

Shadow Attorney GeneralRt Hon Sir Nicholas Lyell QC MP

LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND

CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER

Shadow Leader Rt Hon Sir George Young Bt MP
Sir Patrick Cormack MP

LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Shadow LeaderRt Hon Viscount Cranborne
Deputy LeaderRt Hon Lord Fraser of Carmyllie QC

LORD CHANCELLOR'S DEPARTMENT

Shadow Lord Chancellor Rt Hon Lord Kingsland QC
Front bench spokesman Edward Garnier QC, MP
LORD ADVOCATE
Shadow Lord AdvocateRt Hon Lord Mackay of Drumadoon QC

NORTHERN IRELAND

Shadow Secretary of StateRt Hon Andrew Mackay MP
Front bench spokesmanMalcolm Moss MP
House of Lords spokesmanRt Hon Lord Cope of Berkeley

SOCIAL SECURITY

Shadow Secretary of Statelain Duncan-Smith MP
Front bench spokesmenSimon Burns MP
Quentin Davies MP
House of Lords spokesmanRt Hon Lord Higgins KBE

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Shadow Secretary of StateRt Hon John Redwood MP
Front bench spokesmenTim Boswell MP
Christopher Chope OBE MP
House of Lords spokesmenRt Hon Lord Fraser of Carmyllie QC
Earl of Home CBE
Earl Attlee

TREASURY

Shadow ChancellorRt Hon Francis Maude MP
Shadow Chief SecretaryRt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory MP
Front bench spokesmanMichael Fallon MP
John Whittingdale OBE MP
House of Lords spokesmenRt Hon Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish
Rt Hon Lord Higgins KBE
Earl of Home CBE
Lord Henley

WHIPS (HOUSE OF COMMONS)

Opposition Chief WhipRt Hon James Arbuthnot MP
Deputy Chief WhipPatrick McLoughlin MP
Pairing WhipJames Cran MP
Opposition WhipJohn M Taylor MP
Sir David Madel MP
Nigel Waterson MP
Oliver Heald MP
Stephen Day MP
Mrs Caroline Spelman MP

WHIPS (HOUSE OF LORDS)

Opposition Chief WhipRt Hon Lord Strathclyde
Opposition WhipLord Burnham
Earl of Courtown
Baroness Miller of Hendon MBE
Baroness Rawlings
Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE
Lord Luke
Baroness Seccombe DBE
Baroness Byford DBE

CONSERVATIVE CENTRAL OFFICE

Party ChairmanRt Hon Lord Parkinson
Deputy Chairman Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC MP (to take over the role of Party Chairman when Lord Parkinson steps down at the Party Conference in October).
Vice-Chairmen Mrs Peta Buscombe
Andrew Lansley CBE MP
Archie Norman MP
Hon David Prior MP

 

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Prepared 6 June 1998