Lord Selsdon

Lord Selsdon

Full title

The Lord Selsdon


Malcolm Mitchell-Thomson



Joined the Lords

30 July 1963

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6668
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Information Committee (L) Lords 2008-13
Overseas Trade Committee Lords 1984-86
EU Sub-Committee B Lords 1974-76
EU Sub-Committee A Lords 1974-84

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Member All Party Pre-Legislative Scrutiny Committee on Human Embryos 2008-09
Hon Secretary Parliamentary Space Committee 2006-11
Member House of Lords European Sub-Committee B (Finance, Economy/Trade) 1984-86
British Delegate Council of Europe - Strasbourg 1972-78
British Delegate Western European Union - Paris 1972-78
Treasurer Conservative Group on Europe 1972-75

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
President Anglo Swiss Society 1997-05
Non-Exec Director M. J. Gleeson Group (Construction, Housing, Property) 1996-06
Non-Exec Director Raab Karcher - Veba Group - Germany (Building Materials & Services) 1994-98
President British Exporters Association 1992-98
Exploitant Vini-Viticole AOC Vineyard & Olive Grove, Provence, France 1987-
Member British Overseas Trade Board 1983-86
Member East European Trade Council 1983-86
Chairman Committee for Middle East Trade 1979-86
Non-Exec Director Merloni Group - Italy (White Goods) 1978-98
Director Market Analysis & Research Services London Press Exchange Group 1964-72
Team Member for Advertising Agency acquisition & development London Press Exchange Group 1964-72
Member Marylebone Cricket Club 1961-
Employee Ahlmann Gmbh - Germany (on secondment from UAM) (Bath & Building Products) 1960-
Employee UAM (Universal Asbestos) - Building materials (Product Manager Plastics Division) 1959-63

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Greater London & Sout East Council for Sport & Recreation 1977-83
Secretary/Treasurer House of Lords Yacht Club 1968-99

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Economy and finance
Housing and planning
International affairs
International trade and investment
Health technology and research
Maritime affairs
House of Lords reform
Eastern Europe
Western Europe
Commonwealth, HM realms, dependent territories and overseas territories
Middle East
Russian and the former Soviet Union

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director 66/67 Cadogan Place Limited (freehold holding company owned by long leaseholders of flats at 66/67 Cadogan Place, London; inactive before 2008)
    • Director, Evening Star Limited (space satellites)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • 66/67 Cadogan Place Limited (building service)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Small agricultural land holding in Provence with appellation controlle (AC) vineyard and olive trees; registered Exploitant Viti-Vinicole (French peasant farmer) and trading as Prignon Valley Wines managing other small British owned vineyards
    • Member, Wine Cooperative of Grimaud