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Rt. Hon. Norman Stewart Hughson LAMONT

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rt. Hon. Norman Stewart Hughson LAMONT, British Chancellor of the Exchequer.


LAMONT, Rt. Hon. Norman Stewart Hughson was born on May 8, 1942. Parents: the late Daniel Lamont and Helen Irene Hughson.


Loretto School; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Bachelor of Arts. Spoken languages: basic french.


Chairman, Cambridge University Association, 1963. President, Cambridge Union, 1964. PA to Right Honourable Duncan Sandys, 1965.

Conservative Research Department, 1966-1968, Chairman, Bow Group, 1971-1972. Member of Parliament for Kingston-upon-Thames, since 1972. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Arts, 1974.

Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Finance Committee, 1974. Opposition Spokesman on Prices and Consumer Affairs, 1975-1976. Opposition Spokesman on Industry, 1976-1979.

UnderSec. of State, Department of Energy, 1979-1981. Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry, 1981-1985. Minister for Defence Procurement, 1985-1986.

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1986-1989. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1989-1990. Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Merchant Banker, 1968-1979.


  • Newspaper articles and Bow group memoranda.




Clubs: Garrick Club.


  • Other Interests

    Ornithology; reading.


Spouse Alice Rosemary Lamont (née White), 1971. Children: one son, one d.