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Philip John Courtney Mawer

Aged 54; married with three children. Educated Hull Grammar School, Edinburgh University (MA in Politics) and the University of London (postgraduate diploma in Public Administration).


Home Office 1971-1989:
1971-74Administrative Trainee in Fire and Criminal Justice Departments
1974Higher Executive Officer (Development), Committee on Future of Broadcasting
1974-76Private Secretary to Minister of State, Lord Harris of Greenwich
1976-78Grade 7, Police Department (Metropolitan Police Liaison Officer)
1978-79Nuffield and Leverhulme Travelling Fellowship, studying the law on and policing of public disorder
1979-81Grade 7, Police Department; wrote the Green Paper on the Review of the Public Order Act 1936
1981Secretary of Lord Scarman's Inquiry into the Brixton disturbances
1981-83Grade 7, Personnel Department, HM Prison Service, responsible for prison staff discipline
1984-87Grade 5, Head of Industrial Relations, HM Prison Service
1987-89Principal Private Secretary to the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon. Douglas Hurd
1989-90Grade 3, Cabinet Office; Head of Home and Social Affairs and Legislation Unit
1990-Secretary General of the General Synod of the Church of England. From 1999 also Secretary General of the Archbishops' Council

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