Lord Patten

Lord Patten's full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Patten. His name is John Haggitt Charles Patten, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Lord Patten, including posts and roles held.

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Government posts

Secretary of State for Education and Science
Department of Education and Science
10 April 1992 - 20 July 1994
Minister of State (Home Office)
Home Office
13 June 1987 - 9 April 1992
Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Housing)
Department for the Environment
2 September 1985 - 12 June 1987
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security)
Department of Health and Social Security
14 June 1983 - 2 September 1985
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)
Northern Ireland Office
5 January 1981 - 13 June 1983

House membership

John Patten
3 May 1979 - 1 May 1997