Lord Boateng

Paul Boateng

Paul Boateng



Address as

Lord Boateng

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353


Electoral history

Contested Hertfordshire West 1983 general election. MP (Labour) for Brent South 1987-2005

Parliamentary career

Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on: Treasury and Economic Affairs 1989-92, Lord Chancellor's Department 1992-97; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health 1997-98; Home Office: Minister of State (Minister for Criminal Policy) 1998-99, Minister of State and Deputy Home Secretary 1999-2001; Minister for Young People 2000-01; HM Treasury 2001-05: Financial Secretary 2001-02, Chief Secretary 2002-05

Party groups

Member: Labour Party NEC Human Rights sub-committee 1979-83, Labour Party Joint Committee on Crime and Policing 1984-86

Select committees

Member: Public Accounts 2001-02

Councils, public bodies

Member Greater London Council 1981-86: Chair, Police Committee 1981-86, Vice-chair, Ethnic Minority Committee 1981-86; Trustee, Museum of London 2009-; Board of Governors, London School of Economics 2011

Political interests

Home affairs, housing, inner cities, overseas aid and development, environment, children and young people's policy

Countries of interest

Africa, Caribbean, Southern Africa, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Boateng, of Akyem in the Republic of Ghana and of Wembley in the London Borough of Brent 2010

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Non-executive Director, Aegis Defence Services Ltd

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Barrister and Legal Consultant

Interim Chair, Africa Intellectual Property Trust (paid a fee/honorarium for work done to establish this not-for-profit organisation/charity registered in the United States by Light Years Inc of Washington DC)

Occasional broadcaster and writer (various media organisations)

Member, Health Policy Advisory Board, Gilead Sciences Inc

Member, Advisory Board, 4G Africa AG

5: Land and property

Residential property in Wembley, London HA9

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Governor, London School of Economics

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, Museum of London

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, International Youth (Duke of Edinburgh) Award

Governor, English Speaking Union

Member, Unified Board, Food for the Hungry