The weekly quiz

Lord Norton

47609This week’s quiz questions. 

1. Name at least four of the eight current members of the House of Lords who have held the post of Government Chief Whip in the House of Commons.

2. I have held five Cabinet posts, including Education Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons.

I am a member of the Inner Magic Circle.

Who am I?

5 comments for “The weekly quiz

  1. Run Seven
    25/07/2009 at 12:16 pm

    1. Edward Watson Short, Baron Glenamara (1964-66)
    Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling (1979-83)
    John Wakeham, Baron Wakeham (1983-87)
    David Charles Waddington, Baron Waddington (1987-89)
    Ronald Timothy Renton, Baron Renton of Mount Harry (1989-90)
    Richard Andrew Ryder, Baron Ryder of Wensum (1990-94)
    Alastair Robertson Goodlad, Baron Goodlad (1994-97)
    Ann Taylor, Baroness Taylor of Bolton (1998-2001)

    2. John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market

  2. Floetry
    25/07/2009 at 4:15 pm

    1. Lord Goodlad
    Lord Ryder
    Baroness Taylor of Bolton
    Lord Renton

    2. Lord Macgregor of Pulham Market (That one took some serious research)

  3. 25/07/2009 at 5:24 pm

    I think (I’ve learned to be less categorical!):

    Baroness (Ann) Taylor of Bolton
    Lord Goodlad
    Lord Ryder of Wensum
    Lord Waddington

    And the second one, I think, would be Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market.

  4. David
    25/07/2009 at 5:34 pm

    1) Lord Renton of Mount Harry, Baron Foster of Bishop Auckland, Lord Goodlad and Baroness Taylor of Bolton

    2)Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, Chief Secretary, Agriculture Secretary, Education Secretary, Leader of the House and Transport Secretary.

  5. lordnorton
    25/07/2009 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations to Run Seven, who is this week’s winner having correctly listed all eight members of the House of Lords who have held the office of Government Chief Whip in the House of Commons, as well as identifying Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market as the former Cabinet minister who is a member of the Inner Magic Circle.

    Commendations to Floetry and stephenpaterson who also contributed correct answers.

    David: Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland was Opposition Chief Whip for ten years (1985-1995) but never held the post of Government Chief Whip.

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