Lord Cope of Berkeley

Lord Cope of Berkeley

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Cope of Berkeley


John Cope



Joined the Lords

4 October 1997

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2249
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Paymaster General (HM Treasury) 1992-94
Deputy Chair & Treasurer, Conservative Party 1990-92
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office) 1989-90
Minister of State (Department of Employment) 1987-89
Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) 1983-87
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) 1981-83
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) 1979-81
Committee House Date
House Committee (L) Lords 2013-
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (Chairman) Lords 2012-13
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee Lords 2012-13
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Lords 2010-12
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Lords 2010-10
Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct Lords 2009-
Joint Committee on Security Lords 2005-07
Administration and Works Committee (L) Lords 2002-07
Accommodation Steering Group Lords 2002-07
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 2001-07
House of Lords Offices Committee Lords 2001-02
Selection, Committee of (L) Lords 2001-07
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 2000-07
Procedure Committee Commons 1995-97
House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee Commons 1983-87
House of Commons (Services) Commons 1983-87
Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration Commons 1978-83
Constituency Date
Northavon 1983-97
South Gloucestershire 1974-83

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Opposition Chief Whip (Lords) House of Lords 2001-07

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chartered Accountant 1963-

Member's focus

Parliament, government and politics
Small and medium sized enterprises
Northern Ireland
West of England

Register of Interests

  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Guest for Lunch of Conservative Middle East Council, 19 June 2014
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, Carlton Club (London) Limited
    • Director, Carlton Trustees (London) Limited
    • Director, Friends of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music UK Ltd (private company limited by guarantee which supports the Palestine Music Conservatory)
    • Chairman and Director, Beckford House (Bath) Management Company Limited (residential property management company for block of flats in which Member lives)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, Conservative Party Archive at the Bodleian Library, Oxford
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, War Memorials Trust
    • Trustee, UK Friends of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (UK charity supporting Palestine music)