Lord Carrington

Peter Carington

Peter Carington



Address as

Lord Carrington

Contact details


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


Lords career

Succeeded his father 1938; Eligible to take his seat 1940; First entered House of Lords 1945; Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 1951-54; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Defence 1954-56; First Lord of the Admiralty 1959-63; Minister without Portfolio and Leader of the House of Lords 1963-1964; Leader of Opposition 1964-70, 1974-79; Secretary of State for Defence 1970-74; Minister of Aviation Supply 1971-74; Opposition Whip 1947-51; Secretary of State for: Energy January-February 1974, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1979-82

Party groups

Chairman, Conservative Party 1972-74

Councils, public bodies

JP, Bucks 1948; DL, Bucks 1951

International bodies

Vice-President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch)

Name, style and title

Created a life peer as Baron Carington of Upton, of Upton in the County of Nottinghamshire 1999

Register of Interests

4: Shareholdings (b)

Royal Dutch Shell plc "B" (oil)

BHP Billiton (minerals)

Rio Tinto plc (minerals)

Diageo (drinks)

GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceuticals)

Standard Chartered plc (banking)

Unilever plc (domestic products)

Tesco plc (supermarkets)

Gold Fields Ltd

5: Land and property

Agricultural land in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, The Foundation of the College of St George, Windsor Castle

Trustee, Royal Fine Art Commission

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Vice President, Museum of Garden History