Lord Vinson

Lord Vinson

Full title

The Lord Vinson LVO DL


Nigel Vinson



Joined the Lords

7 February 1985

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979

External/Private Office

37 Kynance Mews, London, SW7 4QR


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2007-07
Economic Affairs Committee (L) Lords 2001-04
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England Lords 1998-99
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I Lords 1990-91

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
President Berwick-upon-Tweed Conservative Association 2005-

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director Mercury Asset Management 1985-92
Director Barclays Bank 1982-88
Director (Deputy Chairman) Electra Investment Trust 1975-98
Director British Airports Authority 1973-80
Chairman Fleming Income and Growth Trust 1972-01
Chairman and Founder Plastics Coatings Ltd 1952-72

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Trustee CIVITAS 2005-
Chairman North East Civic Trust 1999-01
Chairman North East Prince's Trust 1995-98
Chairman PYBT North East 1995-98
Chairman Institute of Economic Affairs 1989-95
Chairman Rural Development Commission 1980-90
Hon Director Silver Jubilee Appeal 1976-78
Honorary Director Queen's Silver Jubilee 1976-78
Director and Co-Founder Centre for Policy Studies 1974-80
Hon Director Queen's Award for Industry 1971-71
Chairman Industrial Participation Association 1965-70
Chairman and Founder Newcastle Technology Centre
Chairman of Trustees Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Business, industry and consumers
Economy and finance
Energy and environment
European Union
Science and technology
Social Security and pensions
UK sovereignty and relations with the EU
North East
European Union
South Africa

Register of Interests

  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • All shareholdings have been placed in and are administered through a Blind Trust
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • All shareholdings have been placed in and are administered through a Blind Trust
  • 5: Land and property

    • Farm in Northumberland (wife is registered farmer of the land)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Vice President, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Institute for the Study of Civil Society (CIVITAS)
    • Trustee, Chillingham Wild Cattle Association