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Michael John MATES Edit Profile

Minister of State , Northern Ireland Office

Michael John MATES, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office.

Background

MATES, Michael John was born on June 9, 1934. Parents: Claude John Mates.

Education

Blundell's School; King’s College. Cambridge University.

Career

Member of Parliament for Petersfield. 1974-1983, and for Hampshire East, since 1983. Secretary, Conservative Northern Ireland Committee, 1974-1979.

Vice-Chairman, 1979-1981. Vice-Chairman, Conservative Home Affairs Committee, 1979-1987, Chairman, 1987. Chairman, All Party AngloIrish Group, 1979-1992.

Member. Commons Select Committee on Defence, 1979-1992. Chairman, House of Commons Defence Committee, 1987-1992. Secretary, Conservative 1922 Committee, 1987-1988.

Minister of State. Northern Ireland Office. Served armed forces from 1954, resigned as Lieut Col., 1974.

Religion

C of E.

Membership

Clubs: Farriers Company (Master 1986).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music.

Connections

Spouse Rosellen Mates (née Bett), 1982. Children: one daughter.