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Sheldon locked

Baron cr 2001 (Life Peer), of Ashton-under-Lyne in the County of Greater Manchester (Robert Edward Sheldon)

Born 13 Sept. 1923 m 1st, 1945, Eileen Shamash (d 1969); one s one d; 2nd, 1971, Mary Shield

PC 1977


Elementary and Grammar Schools; Engineering Apprenticeship; Technical Colleges in Stockport, Burnley and Salford; WhSch 1944


Engineering diplomas; external graduate, London University. Contested (Lab) Withington, Manchester, 1959; MP (Lab) Ashton-under-Lyne, 1964–2001. Chm., Labour Parly Economic Affairs and Finance Group, 1967–68; Opposition front bench spokesman on Civil Service and Machinery of Govt, also on Treasury matters, 1970–74; Minister of State, CSD, March–Oct. 1974; Minister of State, HM Treasury, Oct. 1974–June 1975; Financial Sec. to the Treasury, 1975–79; Opposition front bench spokesman on Treasury matters, 1981–83; Chairman: Public Accounts Cttee, 1983–97 (Mem., 1965–70, 1975–79); Standards and Privileges Cttee, 1997–2001; Liaison Cttee, 1997–2001; Public Accounts Commn, 1997–2001; Dep. Chm., All Party Arts and Heritage Gp, 1997–2001; Member: Public Expenditure Cttee (Chm. Gen. Sub-Cttee), 1972–74; Select Cttee on Treasury and Civil Service, 1979–81 (Chm., Sub-Cttee); Econ. Affairs Cttee, 2003–07. Mem., Fulton Cttee on the Civil Service, 1966–68. Chm., NW Gp of Labour MPs, 1970–74. Mem., H of L, 2001–15


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