Party affiliation: Labour Party
Private Secretary to General Secretary, Labour Party, 1954-1956. Private and Political Secretary to Harold Wilson, 1956-1983. Member, Film Industry Working Party, 1975.
Member, Film Indistry Action Committee, since 1977. House of Lords, since 1974. Professional career: member, Terry Film Committee, 1974-1976.
International Action Committee on the Film Industry, 1976-1985. The British Screen Advisory Committee, since 1983. Director, Peckham Building Society, 1986-1991.
Director, South London Investment Corporation, 1986. Lay governor, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University, since 1987. Chairman, Can Vasback Productions, 1989-1991.
Columnist, Mail on Sunday, 1983-1988.