Lord Deben

Lord Deben

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Deben


John Gummer



Joined the Lords

21 June 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Secretary of State for Environment 1993-97
Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1989-93
Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government) 1988-89
Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) 1985-88
Paymaster General (HM Treasury) 1984-85
Minister of State (Department of Employment) 1983-84
Party Chair, Conservative Party 1983-85
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) 1983-83
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) 1981-83
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) 1981-81
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 1972-74
Committee House Date
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) Commons 2002-05
Constituency Date
Suffolk Coastal 1983-10
Eye 1979-83
Lewisham West 1970-74

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, Sancroft International Ltd (consultants in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues; payments made for certain work done by the Member in category 2 are made to Sancroft International Ltd)
    • Non-executive Director, Veolia Voda (continental water company)
    • Non-executive Chairman, Valpak Holdings Limited and Valpak Limited (organisation for compliance with producer responsibility directives)
    • Non-executive Director, Catholic Herald (newspaper)
    • Non-executive Director, Castle Trust Capital Ltd (housing investment and mortgage company)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Chairman, Association of Professional Financial Advisers (formerly Association of Independent Financial Advisers)
    • Income from articles written for: Catholic Herald, Country Life, Estates Gazette and Planning, The Guardian
    • Income from chairing conferences
    • The subjects of the above two interests are usually property, sustainable development and religious issues. The commitments arise largely from my previous profession of journalism and all payments go to Sancroft International Ltd (see category 1) which provides research staff, information services and all other facilities
    • President, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries
    • Chairman, Climate Change Committee
    • Chairman, Advisory Board, 2 Degrees (aids sustainable efficiency and growth for members and corporations by enabling fully-linked collaboration (on and offline))
    • Chairman, Energy Catalyst Advisory Board
    • Chairman, Nestle Health and Wellness Advisory Group
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Sancroft International Ltd (consultancy; as above)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Zero C Ltd (sustainable home builder)
    • Valpak Limited (environmental compliance)
  • 5: Land and property

    • A residential and commercial property in London, owned by family
    • A house and farmland in Suffolk
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Mexico City, Mexico, 6-8 June 2014, as President of Globe International to attend the Second Globe World Summit of Legislators
    • Visit to Oslo, Norway, 18 June 2014, to address Transport and Environment – Measures and Policies (TEMPO) Final Conference; travel and expenses paid by TEMPO
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Member, Board of Directors, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, British Architectural Library Trust
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Trustee, Blue Marine Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Theodore Trust