The Lord Cormack was born Patrick Cormack on 18 May 1939 , and is a Conservative Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 18 December 2010.
He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for South Staffordshire, South West Staffordshire and Cannock.
Currently sitting on the
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since July 2015),
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (since June 2015),
Lord Cormack does not chair at this time.
He has in the past sat on Works of Art Committee (Lords) (May 2012 to Mar 2015), Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (Jul 2005 to May 2010), Liaison Committee (Commons) (Jul 2005 to May 2010), Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (Dec 2001 to May 2005), Standing Orders (Oct 2001 to May 2005), Human Rights (Joint Committee) (Jan 2001 to May 2001), Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (Jul 1997 to Nov 1999), Modernisation of the House of Commons (Jun 1997 to Jul 1997), National Heritage (Apr 1992 to Nov 1992), House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (Jun 1987 to Oct 1991), Panel of Chairs (Jul 1983 to Jan 2000), House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (May 1979 to Oct 1990), House of Commons (Services) (May 1979 to Oct 1991), Education, Science & Arts (May 1979 to Jun 1983), Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (Nov 1970 to Apr 2010).
He has also chaired in the past Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (Jul 2005 to May 2010).
Shadow Minister (Constitutional Affairs) (1997 to 2000), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (1997 to 2000) in opposition.
Lord Cormack has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests -
Culture, media and sport; Education; Energy and environment; International affairs; Parliament, government and politics; Citizenship education; Craft apprenticeships;
World Areas -
Balkans; Baltic States; Finland; Middle East; Russia
UK Areas -
East Midlands (esp Lincolnshire); Scotland; West Midlands (esp Staffordshire)