Lord Williamson of Horton

Lord Williamson of Horton

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Williamson of Horton GCMG CB


David Williamson



Joined the Lords

5 February 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 3583
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2009-09
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2008-08
Joint Committee on Security Lords 2005-07
Administration and Works Committee (L) Lords 2004-07
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 2004-07
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 2004-07
Liaison Committee (L) Lords 2004-07
House Committee (L) Lords 2004-07
Selection, Committee of (L) Lords 2004-07
Accommodation Steering Group Lords 2004-07
EU Sub-Committee G - Social Policies and Consumer Protection Lords 2003-04
European Union Committee (L) Lords 2000-04
EU Sub-Committee C Lords 1999-03

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Somerset Strategic Partnership 2001-04

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Chairman Bruces-Natolin UK European Scholarships Fund (a UK charity) 2011-
Trustee Thomson Foundation 2001-06
President Universities Association for Contemporary European Studies 2001-03
Non Executive Director Whitbread plc 1998-05
Visiting Professor University of Bath 1997-00

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Secretary General European Commission 1987-97
Deputy Secretary UK Cabinet Office 1983-87
Deputy Director General Agriculture European Commission 1977-83
UK Civil Service (MAFF) 1967-77
HM Diplomatic Service 1965-67
UK Civil Service (MAFF) 1958-65

Member's focus

Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
European Union
International affairs.
South West England
Western Europe

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Former Secretary General of the European Commission; in receipt of a pension from the EU Commission by virtue of this previous employment
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Member, Senior Experts Group (Europe)