Not in Cabinet Norman Fowler, Transport Minister John Biffen, Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Howell, Energy Secretary Norman St John Stevas, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Humphrey Atkins, Northern Ireland Secretary George Younger, Scottish Secretary Michael Heseltine, Environment Secretary Nicholas Edwards, Welsh Secretary Patrick Jenkin, Social Services Secretary John Nott, Trade Secretary Mark Carlisle, Education Secretary Angus Maude, Paymaster General Sir John Hunt, Secretary to the Cabinet Sir Ian Gilmour, Lord Privy Seal Lord Soames, Lord President of the Council Sir Keith Joseph, Industry Secretary Lord Carrington, Foreign Secretary and Overseas Development William Whitelaw, Home Secretary Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister Lord Hailsham, Lord Chancellor Sir Geoffrey Howe, Chancellor of the Exchequer Francis Pym, Defence Minister James Prior, Employment Secretary Peter Walker, Agriculture Minister

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Lord Hailsham

Quintin McGarel Hogg first became an MP in 1938, but he had to exchange the Commons for the Lords when his father died in 1950.

In 1963, he renounced his peerage to contest the Conservative Party leadership, after the resignation of Harold Macmillan.

He first held the position of lord chancellor under Edward Heath and then again from 1979 until 1987.

Upon his death in 2001, his viscountcy was inherited by his son and politician, Douglas Hogg.

Lord Hailsham, Lord Chancellor

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