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|LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION||Rt Hon Tony Blair MP*|
|DEPUTY LEADER (Shadow Deputy Prime Minister)||Rt Hon John Prescott MP*|
|LEADER OF THE HOUSE (OPPOSITION)||Ann Taylor MP*|
|CHIEF WHIP||Rt Hon Donald Dewar MP*|
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AGRICULTURE see FOOD etc.
DEFENCE, DISARMAMENT AND ARMS CONTROL
David Clark MP* Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. Overall responsibility including relations with NATO, WEU etc.; disarmament and arms control, the defence industry and the Defence Diversification Agency.
John Reid MP Army. Size and shape of armed forces for all operational matters and commitments. European Defence Structures and Strategy. Emergingtechnology and new weapons systems. Nuclear weapons.
Paul Murphy MP Royal Navy. Royal Dockyards. Service personnel and logistic matters; forces pay, pensions, terms and conditions; administrative support of armed forces; equal opportunities. Developing Labour's response to the Bett Report.
John Spellar MP Air Force. Procurement budget; research and development: defence equipment including sales. Chemical and biological weapons.
DISABLED PEOPLE'S RIGHTS
Tom Clarke MP* Shadow Minister for Disabled Person's Rights. Overall responsibility. Civil Rights issues, employment and training, Care in the Community and carers.
Gordon McMaster MP Shadow Spokesperson for Disabled Persons' Rights. Deputy in all matters, concentrating on benefits and allowances, access to goods, services and transport.
DUCHY OF LANCASTER
Rt Hon Derek Foster MP* To support the Deputy Leader and shadow the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on Civil Service matters, the working of Government and the Citizen's Charter.
Richard Caborn MP Shadow Minister for National Competitiveness and Regulation. Responsibility for the policies of the Deputy Prime Minister's office: competitiveness, related regulatory issues and regional policy.
EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT|
David Blunkett MP* Shadow Education and Employment Secretary.
Bryan Davies MPShadow Minister for Further and Higher Education.
Peter Kilfoyle MPShadow Schools Minister. Special responsibility for the development of youth policy.
Estelle Morris MP Shadow Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Schools and Early Years). Responsible to David Blunkett for the development of policies for standards, effectiveness and opportunity throughout the schools system; development of early years policies.
Ian McCartney MP Shadow Employment Minister. Responsible to David Blunkett for all National Minimum Wage and Employment issues, including job creation measures and employment campaigns.
Stephen Byers MP Shadow Minister for Training and Employment. Responsible to David Blunkett for training initiatives; careers service; ACAS and industrial relations; employment and trade union rights; the Social Chapter and European Social Action Programme.
Peter Hain MP Working with Ian Mccartney (and, where appropriate, Stephen Byers) for policy development and campaigning work on job insecurity, job creation and related employment and training issues.
ENVIRONMENT & LONDON
Frank Dobson MP* Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment. Overall responsibility. Personal responsibility for water industry. Responsibility for co-ordinating campaigning, policy and publicity in London.
Hilary Armstrong MP Shadow Minister for Local Government. Responsibility for local and regional government, including finance, the Council Tax, reorganisation, de-regulation, competition, market testing and equal opportunities; Buying Agency, Security Facilities Executive, QE II Centre, Property Holdings and Property Services Agency services.
Nick Raynsford MP Shadow Minister for Housing. Responsibility for housing and construction. Building Research Establishment. Supporting Frank Dobson on London matters and special responsibility for the East Thames Corridor and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Keith Vaz MP Shadow Minister for Planning and Regeneration. Responsibility for planning and urban regeneration. Planning Inspectorate.
Graham Allen MP Shadow Minister for Health and Safety. Responsibility for the Health and Safety Executive.
Michael Meacher MP*Shadow Minister for Environmental Protection - overall responsibility.
Joan Ruddock MPDeputy in all matters.
FOOD, AGRICULTURE & RURAL AFFAIRS
Dr Gavin Strang MP* Shadow Minister for Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Covering food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and countryside issues.
Elliot Morley MP Deputy to Gavin Strang. Animal welfare*, fisheries, forestry, rural development, environment, set-aside and alternative crops, agro-chemicals, research and development including genetically modified organisms, ADAS, animal health (welfare), State Veterinary Service, land use, flood defence.
Llin Golding MP Food and drink industries, food safety and regulations, agricultural commodities and marketing, horticulture, hill farming, Common Agricultural Policy, trade, animal health (production), plant health, seeds, labour, land tenure.
* deals with all animal welfare matters and co-ordinates animal welfare policy across all relevant departments.
FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS
Rt Hon Robin Cook MP* Shadow Foreign Secretary. Overall responsibility, with particular emphasis on European Union matters and relations with China and Hong Kong.
Joyce Quin MP Deputy. European Union; Central and Eastern Europe and North America; responsibility for issues of administration and consular services.
Tony Lloyd MP South and Central America; the South Atlantic and the Falkland Islands; the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. Responsibility for economic relations; security (NATO), disarmament and arms control matters; policy on human rights and on United Nations and Commonwealth issues.
Derek Fatchett MP The Far East. Hong Kong and China; South East Asia; South Asia; Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific; the Middle East, the Near East and North Africa. Environmental issues.
Chris Smith MP* Shadow Secretary of State for Health. Overall responsibility.
Tessa Jowell MP Shadow Health Minister, (Deputy to Chris Smith). All aspects of the brief, plus special responsibility for dentistry and London.
Kevin Barron MP Shadow Minister for Public Health. Responsibility for public health, health promotion, ambulances, blood, information technology, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacies, tobacco and the Private Finance Initiative.
Ann Coffey MP Shadow Health Minister. Responsibility for Community Care, mental health, social services, long term care, adoption, ancillary professions, and children's health.
Jack Straw MP* Shadow Home Secretary. Overall responsibility; regional government; financing of political parties; monarchy; security and terrorism issues.
Alun Michael MP Deputy; Shadow Minister for the Voluntary Sector with responsibility for the Leader's review; leader on European issues. Police and crime prevention; criminal justice; probation and after-care; juvenile offenders; miscarriages of justice; voluntary sector; charities; coroners; life sentences; firearms; gay and lesbian issues.
Doug Henderson MP Immigration and nationality; passports; refugee settlement; extradition; community and race relations; data protection and privacy; constitutional issues; obscenity; local legislation and bye laws; electoral laws; summertime; animals.
George Howarth MP Prisons; fire service and emergency planning; drugs; green issues; deregulation and market testing; gambling; Sunday trading; liquor licensing; mentally disordered offenders.
Rt Hon John Morris QC MP Overall responsibility.
LEADER of the HOUSE
Ann Taylor MP*Overall responsibility
Jeff Rooker MP Deputy in all matters.
LORD CHANCELLOR'S DEPARTMENT|
Paul Boateng MPOverall responsibility.
Dr Jack Cunningham MP* Shadow Secretary of State for National Heritage. Overall responsibility and specific responsibility for the media, performing arts, the National Lottery, public expenditure and taxation, European Union and other international matters, and public appointments.
Mark Fisher MP All aspects of the Arts, museums and galleries, built heritage and libraries, arts aspects of the National Lottery.
Tom Pendry MP Sport, tourism and tourist industries, leisure, sport aspects of the National Lottery.
Lewis Moonie MP Broadcasting, press, information technology, and the National Lottery.
Marjorie Mowlam MP* Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with overall responsibility for the work of the Northern Ireland Office and of the Northern Ireland Departments, dealing with political and constitutional matters, security policy and operations; crime; broad economic questions; relations with the Irish community in Britain; women's issues; liaison with the Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs and Defence teams.
Tony Worthington MP Deputy; political development and community relations; security; education and training; the arts and the National Lottery.
Jim Dowd MP Finance and personnel, fair employment; environment; local government and quangos; health; social security; transport; tourism.
Eric Illsley MP Industry and economic development; training; energy; water industry; housing; agriculture and fisheries; sport; clubs and trade unions.
Clare Short MP* Shadow Minister for Overseas Development.
George Foulkes MP Deputy in all matters.
George Robertson MP* Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland. Overall responsibility; Europe; constitution.
John McFall MP Industry and economic affairs; employment and training; home affairs; transport and roads; Highlands and Islands.
Malcolm Chisholm MP Local Government; housing; constitutional affairs; health and community care; sport; rural affairs.
Helen Liddell MP Education; social work; arts and heritage; tourism; (with John McFall) industry and economic affairs; agriculture; forestry; fishing; environment;machinery of government.
Harriet Harman MP* Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security. Responsible for all aspects of the brief.
Henry McLeish MP Shadow Social Security Minister. Deputy to Harriet Harman. Responsible for Housing Benefit; Income Support; Incapacity Benefit and other benefits for disabled people; Jobseeker's Allowance; Social Fund; Sickness Benefit.
John Denham MP Shadow Social Security Minister. Responsible for pensions, and the social security implications of long-term care.
Malcolm Wicks MP Shadow Social Security Minister. Responsible for family policy (Child Support Agency, Child Benefit, Maternity Benefit, etc).
TRADE & INDUSTRY
Margaret Beckett MP* Shadow President of the Board of Trade and Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
John Battle MP Responsible for energy. Responsibilities include coal, electricity, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and gas industries. Energy and environmental issues.
Stuart Bell MP Responsible for trade and corporate affairs. Trade policy, export support, Single Market, GATT, policy for financial services and the insurance industry, finance for industry issues, insolvency and company law, inward investment.
Nigel Griffiths MP Responsible for consumer affairs. Consumer safety, trading standards, weights and measures and the utilities.
Geoff Hoon MP Responsible for superhighway, communications and related issues.
Kim Howells MP Responsible for competition policy, regulation policy, Post Office, regional policy.
Adam Ingram MP Responsible for science and technology, innovation, research and development, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, engineering, aerospace, Patent Office, copyright.
Barbara Roche MP Responsible for small businesses and related issues.
Andrew Smith MP* Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. Overall responsibility.
Keith Bradley MP Deputy to Shadow Transport Secretary, with special responsibility for railways, national roads and the Highways Agency, aviation, and liaison on Europe.
Glenda Jackson MP Special responsibility for local transport in London in conjunction with Environment Team, buses, shipping, waterways, cycling, road safety and liaison on small business.
TREASURY & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Gordon Brown MP* Shadow Chancellor.
Dawn Primarolo MP Shadow Financial Secretary, with special responsibility for Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise duties and taxes including Value Added Tax; the environment; Stamp Duties; Betting Duties; privatisation; Treasury interest in women's issues; Parliamentary financial business; Actuary Department; Valuation Office.
Mike O'Brien MP Shadow Economic Secretary, with special responsibility for the financial services, including banks, building and friendly societies and other financial institutions; Corporate Tax; the CSO and Royal Mint; funding and responsibility for the Department of National Savings and the National Investment and Loans Office; international financial issues and institutions (including international debt); European Union issues including budget and future financing.
Alistair Darling MP Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, with special responsibility for the City; public expenditure planning including local authorities, nationalised industries, private finance initiative and public sector pay.
Ron Davies MP* Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. Overall responsibility for welsh matters.
Win Griffiths MP Education and training, including the Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales; local government; housing; financial and Revenue Support Grant matters;Programme for the Valleys; transport and roads; art and culture, including the Arts Council of Wales; the National Library of Wales and the National Museum of Wales; CADW, including the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments; sport, including the Sports Council for Wales; women's issues; youth issues, including the Wales Youth Agency; urban affairs; land use planning; construction.
Rhodri Morgan MP Health, including Health Promotion Authority for Wales and Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting; community care; personal social services; Welsh Language, including Welsh Language Board; European Affairs; economic matters and enterprise; industrial policy; regional policy; Regional Selective Assistance (RSA); Cardiff Bay; small businesses; rural affairs; water and environmental protection; agriculture; fisheries; Countryside Council for Wales; National Parks; forestry; broadcasting.
Janet Anderson MP
ELECTION PLANNING: Shadow Ministers
Peter Mandelson MP
Brian Wilson MP
*MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE (SHADOW CABINET)|
Rt Hon Donald Dewar MP* Chief Whip
Nick Brown MP Deputy Chief Whip
George Mudie MP Pairing and accomodation
Dennis Turner MP West Midlands; Defence
John Cummings MP Northern; Overseas Development
Joe Benton MP North West; National Heritage
Jon Owen Jones MP Wales; Transport
Eric Clarke MP Scotland
Bob Ainsworth MP Central; Treasury
Eric Martlew MP Agriculture; Leader of the House;
Duchy of Lancaster
David Clelland MP Social Security; Disabled Person's Rights
Jane Kennedy MP Home Affairs; Women; Legal Affairs
Greg Pope MP Foreign Affairs; Europe
Bridget Prentice MP London and Southern; Environment
Clive Betts MP Education and Employment
Kevin Hughes MP Yorkshire and Health
Angela Eagle MP Trade and Industry - Special Projects
Tommy McAvoy MP Scotland and Northern Ireland
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF OPPOSITION SPOKESPERSONS
AINSWORTH, Bob Whip
ALLEN, Graham Environment/Health and Safety
ANDERSON, Janet Women
ARMSTRONG, Hilary Environment & London
BARRON, Kevin Health
BATTLE, John Trade & Industry
BECKETT, Margaret Trade & Industry
BELL, Stuart Trade & Industry
BENTON, Joe Whip
BETTS, Clive Whip
BLAIR, Tony Leader
BLUNKETT, David Education/Employment
BOATENG, Paul Lord Chancellor's
BRADLEY, Keith Transport
BROWN, Gordon Treasury and Economic Affairs
BROWN, Nick Deputy Chief Whip
BYERS, Stephen Education/Employment
CABORN,RichardDuchy of Lancaster
CLARK, Dr David Defence
CLARKE, Eric Whip
CLARKE, Tom Disabled People's Rights
COOK, Robin Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
CUMMINGS, John Whip
CUNNINGHAM, Dr Jack National Heritage
DARLING, Alistair Treasury and Economic Affairs
DAVIES, Bryan Education/Employment
DAVIES, Ron Wales
DEWAR, Donald Chief Whip
DOBSON, Frank Environment and London
DOWD, Jim Northern Ireland
FATCHETT, Derek Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
FISHER, Mark National Heritage
FOSTER, Derek Duchy of Lancaster
FOULKES, George Overseas Development
GOLDING, Llin Food, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
GRIFFITHS, Nigel Trade and Industry
GRIFFITHS, Win Wales
HARMAN, Harriet Social Security
HENDERSON, Doug Home Affairs
HOON, Geoff Trade & Industry
HOWARTH, George Home Affairs
HOWELLS, Kim Trade & Industry
ILLSLEY, Eric Northern Ireland
INGRAM, Adam Trade & Industry
JONES, Jon Owen Whip
JOWELL, Tessa Health
KILFOYLE, Peter Education/Employment
LLOYD, Tony Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
McCARTNEY, Ian Education/Employment
McFALL, John Scotland
McLEISH, Henry Social Security
OPPOSITION SPOKESPERSONS - continued
McMASTER, Gordon Disabled People's Rights
MANDELSON, Peter Election Planning
MARTLEW, Eric Whip
MEACHER, Michael Environmental Protection
MICHAEL, Alun Home Affairs
MILBURN, Alan Health
MOONIE, Lewis National Heritage
MORGAN, Rhodri Wales
MORLEY, Elliot Food, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
MORRIS, Estelle Education/Employment
MORRIS, Rt Hon John Law Officers
MOWLAM, Marjorie Northern Ireland
MUDIE, George Whip
MURPHY, Paul Defence
O'BRIEN,Mike Treasury and Economic Affairs
PENDRY, Tom National Heritage
PRESCOTT, John Deputy Leader
PRIMAROLO, Dawn Treasury and Economic Affairs
QUIN, Joyce Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
RAYNSFORD, Nick Environment and London
REID, Dr John Defence
ROBERTSON, George Scotland
ROCHE, Barbara Trade & Industry
ROOKER, Jeff Leader of the House
RUDDOCK, Joan Environmental Protection
SHORT, Clare Overseas Development
SMITH, Andrew Transport
SMITH, Chris Health
SPELLAR, John Defence
STRANG, Dr Gavin Food, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
STRAW, Jack Home Affairs
TAYLOR, Ann Leader of the House
TURNER, Dennis Whip
VAZ, Keith Environment & London
WICKS,Malcolm Social Security
WILSON, Brian Election Planning
WORTHINGTON, Tony Northern Ireland
LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARLIAMENTARY TEAM |
LeaderRt Hon Paddy Ashdown MP
Deputy Leader with overall responsibility for the general election manifesto and
the strategic role of the Parliamentary
Rt Hon Alan Beith MP
Chief Whip & Shadow Leader of Archy Kirkwood MP
Deputy Whip Simon Hughes MP
Chief WhipLord Harris of Greenwich
Leader in the LordsLord Jenkins of Hillhead
Deputy Baroness Seear
Party PresidentRobert Maclennan MP
Chairman of Campaigns and Nick Harvey MP
Chairman of General Election Lord Holme
EDUCATION, HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Convenor Don Foster MP
Education & Employment Don Foster MP
Local Government David Rendel MP
Housing Diana Maddock MP
House of Lords Baroness Hamwee, Lord Tope
Convenor Matthew Taylor MP
Deputy Convenor Malcolm Bruce MP
Environment Matthew Taylor MP
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Paul Tyler MP
Transport David Chidgey MP*
Energy, Fisheries and Maritime Jim Wallace MP
House of Lords Lord Ezra
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT
Convenor Menzies Campbell MP
Deputy Convenor Charles Kennedy MP
Foreign and Commonwealth and Defence Menzies Campbell MP
European Union Affairs Charles Kennedy MP
President of Liberal International Rt Hon Sir David Steel KBE MP
Central and Eastern Europe Sir Russell Johnston MP
Overseas Development Lord Redesdale
House of Lords Lord Thomson of Monifieth
HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE
Convenor Simon Hughes MP
Health & Urban Policy Simon Hughes MP
Social Security and Disability Liz Lynne MP
Community Care Archy Kirkwood MP
House of Lords Earl Russell
JUSTICE & HOME AFFAIRS
CovenorAlex Carlile MP
Justice, Home Affairs & Immigration Alex Carlile MP
Police, Prison & Security Matters Rt Hon Alan Beith MP
Women's Issues and Family Policy Diana Maddock MP
Northern Ireland Lord Holme
TREASURY & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Convenor Malcolm Bruce MP
Deputy Convenor Matthew Taylor MP
Treasury & Economic Affairs Malcolm Bruce MP
Trade and Industry Nick Harvey MP
Science & Technology & Consumer Affairs Nigel Jones MP
House of Lords Baroness Seear
* David Chidgey MP, will also serve as a member of the Treasury & Economic Affairs Team
Convenor Robert Maclennan MP
Arts, Broadcasting, Constitution, Civil Service,
Tourism Robert Maclennan MP
SportMenzies Campbell MP
House of Lords Lord Lester,
Lord Thomson of Monifieth
Convenor & Leader of Scottish
Liberal Democrats Jim Wallace MP
Deputy Convenor Ray Michie MP
House of Lords Lord Mackie of Benshie
Convenor & Leader of Welsh
Liberal Democrats Alex Carlile MP
House of Lords Lord Geraint
ASHDOWN, Paddy Leader
BEITH, Alan Deputy Leader, Justice and Home Affairs
BRUCE, Malcolm Treasury and Economic Affairs
CAMPBELL, Menzies Foreign Affairs, Defence and Sport
CARLILE, Alex Wales, Justice, Home Affairs and
CHIDGEY, David Transport. Treasury and Economic Affairs
EZRA, Lord Environmental Affairs
FOSTER, Don Education and Employment
GERAINT, Lord Wales
HAMWEE, Baroness Education, Housing and Local
HARRIS, Lord Chief Whip, Lords
HARVEY, NickTrade and Industry. Campaigns and
HOLME, Lord Justice and Home Affairs (Northern
Ireland). General Election Committee
HUGHES, Simon Deputy Whip, Health and Urban Policy
JENKINS of Hillhead, Lord Leader, Lords
JOHNSTON, Sir Russell Foreign Affairs, Defence and Overseas
JONES, Nigel Treasury and Economic Affairs
KENNEDY, Charles Foreign Affairs, Defence and Overseas Development
KIRKWOOD, Archy Chief Whip, Leader of the House, Health
and Social Welfare
LESTER, Lord National Heritage
LYNNE, Liz Health and Social Welfare
MACKIE of BENSHIE, Lord Scotland
MACLENNAN, Robert Party President, National Heritage
MADDOCK, Diana Education, Housing and Local
Government. Justice and Home Affairs
MICHIE, Ray Scotland
REDESDALE, Lord Foreign Affairs, Defence and Overseas
RENDEL, David Education, Housing and Local
RUSSELL, Earl Health and Social Welfare
SEEAR, Baroness Deputy Leader, Lords. Treasury and
STEEL, Sir David Foreign Affairs, Defence and Overseas Development
TAYLOR, Matthew Environmental Affairs. Treasury and
THOMSON of MONIFIETH, Lord Foreign Affairs, Defence and Overseas
Development. National Heritage
TOPE, Lord Education, Housing and Local
TYLER, Paul Environmental Affairs
WALLACE, Jim Scotland
|© Parliamentary copyright 1996||Prepared 23 October 1996|