Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale

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Colonel The Right Honourable
The Lord Erroll of Hale
TD PC
President of the Board of Trade
In office
9 October 1961 – 20 October 1963
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
Preceded by Reginald Maudling
Succeeded by Edward Heath (Secretary of State for Trade, Industry and Regional Development)
Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale
In office
5 July 1945 – 4 February 1965
Preceded by New Constituency
Succeeded by Anthony Barber
Personal details
Born 27 May 1914
Died 14 September 2000
(Aged 86)

Frederick James Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale TD PC (27 May 1914–14 September 2000) was a British Conservative politician.

Background and education[edit]

Erroll was the son of George Murison Bergmans, an engineer, and Kathleen, daughter of George Broderick Edington, a Glasgow ironmaster. The family changed their surname to Erroll during the First World War. He was educated at Oundle School and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Early life and Second World War[edit]

Erroll was an engineer at Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Manchester, 1936-38. He was commissioned into 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Territorial Army in 1939, and held technical appointments in connection with tank construction and testing (advising SEAC, 1940–43) and served in India and Burma, 1944-45. He left the forces in 1945 with the rank of Colonel.

Political career[edit]

Erroll was elected as Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale in 1945, holding the seat until 1964. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply, 1955–56; Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, 1956–58; Economic Secretary to the Treasury, 1958–59; Minister of State for Trade, 1959–61; President of the Board of Trade, 1961–63; and Minister of Power, 1963-64. In 1964 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Erroll of Hale, of Kilmun in the County of Argyll.[1] In 1999, aged 85, he was awarded a life peerage as Baron Erroll of Kilmun, of Kilmun in Argyll and Bute,[2] to allow him to sit in the House of Lords following the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, which excluded hereditary peers.

He was a Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, 1985-91. He held a large number of business appointments.

Personal life[edit]

Lord Erroll of Hale died in Kensington and Chelsea aged 86. The hereditary barony became extinct on his death.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale
1945–1964
Succeeded by
Anthony Barber
Political offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply
1955–1956
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Derek Walker-Smith
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade
1956–1958
Succeeded by
John Rodgers
Vacant Economic Secretary to the Treasury
1958–1959
Succeeded by
Anthony Barber
Preceded by
Unknown
Minister of State for Trade
1959–1961
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Reginald Maudling
President of the Board of Trade
1961–1963
Succeeded by
Edward Heath
Preceded by
Unknown
Minister of Power
1963–1964
Succeeded by
Unknown
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Erroll of Hale
1964–2000
Extinct