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Rt. Hon. Alan John WILLIAMS

member of parliament

Rt. Hon. Alan John WILLIAMS, British Member of Parliament.

Background

WILLIAMS, Rt. Hon. Alan John was born on October 14, 1930. Parents: Emlyn Williams.

Education

Cardiff High School; Cardiff College of Technology. University College, Oxford University, Bachelor of Science (Econ), Bachelor of Arts.

Career

Member. Association, of Teachers at Technical Insts., affiliated to National Union of Teachers, 1958. Member, Fabian Society and Co-operative Party. National Union of Students Delegate to Soviet Union, 1954.

Member of Parliament for Swansea West, since 1964. United Kingdom Delegation, Council of Europe and Western European Union, 1966-1967. Member. Public Accounts Committee, 1966-1967.

Chairman, Welsh Parliamentary Labour Group, 1966-1967. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Postmaster General, 1966-1967. Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Technology, 1969-1970.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, D.E.A., 1967-1969. Chairman, All-Party Backbench Minerals Committee, 1972. Opposition Spokesman on Industry.

1970-1971, on Higher Education 1971-1972, on Consumer Affairs, 1973-1974. Minister of State, Prices and Consumer Protection, 1974-1976. Minister of State for Industry, 197679.

Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Wales, 1979-1980, on Civil Service, 1980-1983, on Industry 1983, and on Industry and Consumer Affairs 1987. Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Deputy Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Campaigns Co-ordinator, 1983. JointChmn., AllParty Minerals Committee, 1979.

Member and sponsored Member of Parliament. Transport Salaried Staff Association. Lecturer in Economics, Welsh College of Advanced Technology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf.

Connections

Spouse Patricia Rees, 1967. Children: two son, one d.