Derek Foster FOSTER OF BISHOP AUCKLAND

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1937-06-25
Education Bede GS Sunderland, St Catherine's Coll Oxford
Publications N/A
Recreations brass bands, male voice choirs, soccer, cricket
Clubs N/A
Style The Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland, PC, DL
Career youth and community worker 1970-73, further educn organiser 1973-74, asst dir of educn Sunderland Cncl 1974-79, chm N of England Devpt Cncl 1974-76, memb Tyne & Wear CC and Sunderland BC; MP (Lab) Bishop Auckland 1979-2005, memb House of Commons Trade & Industry Select Ctee 1980-82, additional oppn spokesman Social Security 1982, oppn whip 1982, PPS to Neil Kinnock 1983-85, oppn chief whip 1985-95, memb Shadow Cabinet 1985-97, shadow chllr of the Duchy of Lancaster 1995-97, chm House of Commons Employment Select Ctee 1997-2001, co-chm House of Commons Educn & Employment Select Ctee 1997-2001; memb: House of Commons Ecclesiatastical Ctee 1997-, House of Commons Liaison Ctee 1997-2001; exec memb Br-American Parly Gp 1997-2005; chm PLP: Employment Ctee 1980-81, Econ and Fin Ctee 1981-82; offr PLP 1985-95, ex-officio memb Lab Pty Nat Exec 1985-95, memb Advsy Ctee for Registration of Political Parties 1998-2005; hon pres Br Youth Cncl 1984-86, past vice-pres Christian Socialist Movement; chm: North Regional Information Soc Initiative 1996-2002, Pioneering Care Partnership 1997-2003, Nat Prayer Breakfast 1997-99, Manufacturing Industry Gp 1998-2005, Bishop Auckland Devpt Co Ltd, NE Pharmaceutical Gp, Bishop Auckland Town Forum 2002, NE e-Learning Fndn 2003, Heritage Lottery Fund NE; vice-chm: Youthaid 1979-85, Youth Affairs Lobby 1984-86; pres SW Durham Trainig 2003-; memb Standards and Privileges Ctee 2003-05; non-exec dir Northern Informatics 1998; memb Nat Advsy Bd Salvation Army 1995-98, chm of tstees Bowes Museum; tstee: Auckland Castle, e-Learning Fndn 2001, Beamish Museum; memb Fabian Soc; companion Inst of Lighting Engrs 2001-; fell Industry & Parly Tst; DCL Univ of Durham 2006
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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