Lord Evans of Temple Guiting

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans



Address as

Lord Evans

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6631


Lords career

Government Whip 2002-07; Government Spokesperson for: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 2002-03, Justice/Lord Chancellor's Department (Scotland and Wales) 2003-07, Trade and Industry 2003-04, Work and Pensions 2005-07, Treasury 2005-07, Cabinet Office 2007, Culture, Media and Sport 2007, Trade and Industry/Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 2007, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2007; Opposition Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport 2010-11

Councils, public bodies

BFI: Governor 1982-97, Vice-chair 1996-97; Chair: National Book League 1982-84, English Stage Company (Royal Court Theatre) 1984-90; Member, Literary Advisory Panel, British Council 1986-97; Chair, Library and Information Commission 1995-98; Member: Arts Council National Lottery Advisory Panel 1997-2000, University for Industry Advisory Group 1997, Sir Richard Eyre's Working Group on Royal Opera House 1997, Arts and Humanities Research Board 1998-2003; Chair, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council 2000-03

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, of Temple Guiting in the County of Gloucestershire 2000

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman, EFG Private Bank

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Vice President, Hay Literary Festival

Vice President, Philip Larkin Society