Viscount Astor

William Astor

William Astor



Address as

Lord Astor

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4139


Lords career

First entered House of Lords 1972; Government Whip 1990-93; Government Spokesperson for: Department of Environment 1990-91, Home Office 1991-92, Department of National Heritage 1992-93; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State: Department of Social Security 1993-94, Department of National Heritage 1994-95; Opposition Spokesperson for: Home Office 1997-2001; Elected hereditary peer 1999-; Opposition Spokesperson for: Education and Employment 1999-2001, Transport, Local Government and the Regions 2001-02, Transport 2002-05, Culture, Media and Sport 2005-06

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Silvergate Media Limited (media rights)

Vampire Squid Productions Limited (entertainment)

Ancroft Tractors Ltd (farm machinery dealer)

Cliveden Securities Ltd (corporate financial advice)

Networkers International plc (recruitment services)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Consultant, Canadian Overseas Petroleum (UK) Ltd (oil & gas)

Partner, Tarbert Estate Partnership (farm and sporting tenant)

4: Shareholdings (a)

Cliveden Securities Ltd (corporate financial advice)

Ancroft Tractors Ltd (farm machinery dealer)

5: Land and property

Residential holdings in Oxfordshire

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Old Berkshire Hunt Ltd (hunting and related activities)

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, Berkshire