Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Richard Faulkner

Richard Faulkner

Party

Labour

Address as

Lord Faulkner

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8503
Fax: 020 7219 1460
faulknerro@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested (Labour) Devizes 1970, February 1974, Monmouth October 1974, Huddersfield West 1979 general elections

Lords career

Departmental Liaison Peer: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions 2000-01, Cabinet Office 2001-05; Deputy Chairman of Committees 2007-09, 2010-; Deputy Speaker 2008-09, 2010-; Government Whip 2009-10

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Merton Borough Council 1971-78; Member, Court of University of Bedfordshire 1999-2009; ROSPA: President 2001-04, Vice-president 2004-; Chair, Inquiry into Betting on Sport 2004-05

International bodies

Member: Inter-Parliamentary Union, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK executive committee 2003-05

Political interests

Transport, sport, human rights, smoking and health, sex equality

Countries of interest

Argentina, Caribbean, Denmark, Namibia, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Faulkner of Worcester, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton 1999

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

A single payment was received by the Member in October 2011 from PTG Tours Ltd for research work

Employed by Department of Transport, government of New South Wales, in February 2012 for one week’s consultancy relating to the future of railway heritage in the state of NSW

5: Land and property

Residential property in Oxford from which rental income is received

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Taiwan, 2-9 January 2011, as guest of Taiwanese government, with group of parliamentarians from All-Party British-Taiwanese Group; accommodation, subsistence and travel costs were met by government of Taiwan

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Member, First Great Western Trains Advisory Board

President, Heritage Railway Association (a company limited by guarantee)

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, Foundation for Sport and the Arts

Member, Board of Trustees of National Museum of Science and Industry

Member, Board of Trustees of the National Football Museum

Director, Worcester Live (live music/drama at Swan Theatre and Huntingdon Hall)

10: Non-financial interests (d)

President, Cotswold Line Promotion Group

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Vice President, Football Conference