Party affiliation: Conservative party
Member of Parliament, since 1973. Vice-Chairman, Conservative Backbench Environment Committee, Chairman, All-Party Group for the Retail T rade. Honorary T reas., Conservative Friends of Israel.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Heseltine, 1979-1983. Sponsored Indecent Displays (Control) Act 1981. Assistant Government Whip, 1983-1985.
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1985-1987. Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement. 1987-1989; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1989-1990.
Minister of State for Trade, July since 1990. Ministerfor Industry, Department ofTradeand Industry. Life Guards, 1951-1952.
Director, J. Sainsbury pic, 1962-1983.