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Dame Janet Evelyn FOOKES

member of parliament

Dame Janet Evelyn FOOKES, British Member of Parliament. Dame Commander of the British Empire, 1989. Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Council member) until 1992; Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Airmens’ Families’ Association (Council member); Stonham Housing Association (Council Member) until 1992; Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Background

FOOKES, Dame Janet Evelyn was born on February 21, 1936. Daughter of Lewis Aylmer Fookes and Evelyn Margery Fookes (née Holmes).

Education

Hastings and St. Leonard’s Ladies College. Hastings High School for Girls. Royal Holloway College, London University, Bachelor of Arts, 1957.

Career

Councillor. County Borough of Hastings, 1960-1961, 1963-1970. Member of Parliament, since 1970. Member, Services Select Committee, 1973-1974.

Member, Expenditure Select Committee, 1975-1979. Chairman, Education, Arts and Home Office Sub-Cttee., 197579. Member, Speaker’s Panel of Chairman, since 1976.

Member. Home Affairs Select Committee, 1983-1992. Member, Select Committee to Televise Proceedings, 1988-1992, Elected Second chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker, 1992. Teacher, 1958-1970; adviser, English Tourist Board, 1983-1990.

Religion

Church of England.

Membership

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Council member) until 1992. Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Airmens’ Families’ Association (Council member). Stonham Housing Association (Council Member) until 1992.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Council member); Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Airmens’ Families’ Association (Council member); Stonham Housing Association (Council Member); Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Recreations: gardening, theatre, keep-fit. Defence, animal welfare, equal opportunities for women, mental health.

Connections

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father:
Lewis Aylmer Fookes

mother:
Evelyn Margery Fookes (née Holmes)