Achievements

  • Privatisation of British Steel PLC
  • Negotiated more beneficial Airbus/UK aerospace contracts
  • Restructured Road Construction contracts with industry
  • Introduced MOT Emission Testing
  • Introduced commercial sale of personalised Car Registration Numbers
  • Initiated Atkins Report on the Future of British Sport
  • Introduced Physical Education into the National Curriculum
  • Initiated the Sports and Arts Foundation and “SportsMatch”
  • Instrumental in reinstituting cricket and other sporting contracts with South Africa.
  • Privatisation of Northern Ireland Electricity PLC
  • Restructured Northern Ireland Tourist Board
  • Generated substantial increase in Inward Investment into Northern Ireland
  • Saved one of the few remaining Peat Bogs in the Province
  • Set up the Lord’s Taverners in Northern Ireland
  • Reformed the entire Planning process in the Province
  • Instigated and completed the Environment Act 1995
  • Researched and prepared the Rural White Paper 1995
  • Began negotiations with Industry over EU Packaging and Recycling Directive
  • Instrumental in provoking reform of the Licensing Laws
  • Initiated the largest Kwik- Cricket Competition for Primary Schools in the U.K.
  • Councillor, London Borough of Haringey 1968-1976.
  • Freeman of the City of London.
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