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Political Memory: Sir Robert ATKINS, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs (Member)
  • Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council (Member)
  • Delegation for relations with the United States (Member)
  • Committee on Petitions (Substitute)
  • Delegation to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (Substitute)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Educated at Highgate School
  • National President of Conservative Trades Unionists (1984-1987)
  • MP for Preston North (1979-1983) and South Ribble (1983-1997)
  • Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Defence Committee (1979-1982)
  • Vice-Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Aviation Committee (1979-1982)
  • Chairman, Lancashire Conservative MPs (1995-1997)
  • Chairman, North-West Group of Conservative MPs (1996-1997)
  • Member of the Conservative Group for Europe
  • Parliamentary private secretary to various Ministers (1982-1987)
  • Member of Select Committee on Procedure (1995-1997)
  • Minister for Industry and Aerospace, Department of Trade and Industry (1987-1989)
  • Minister for Roads and Traffic, Department of Transport (1989-1990)
  • Minister for Sport, Department of the Environment and then Department for Education (1990-1992)
  • Minister of State, Northern Ireland (1992-1994)
  • Minister of State, Department of the Environment (1994-1995)
  • Member of the Privy Council (since 1995)
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1999)
  • Knighted 1997
  • Freeman of the City of London





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