Geoffrey Filkin, Baron Filkin
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Filkin
|Born||David Geoffrey Nigel Filkin
1944 (age 68–69)
He has held a number of Government offices, first as Lord in Waiting (junior Whip) from June 2001 to May 2002, then as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from May 2002 until June 2003, and then as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Departments for Constitutional Affairs (June 2003 to September 2004) and Education and Skills (September 2004 to May 2005).
In November 2005, Lord Filkin was appointed as advisor to Capgemini's government and public sector division. At that time, the Capgemini portfolio included the £3bn ASPIRE contract with HM Revenue and Customs as well as other major outsourcing and transformation projects within the Home Office, MoD, DfES and at other national, local and regional authorities including the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Executive.
According to Parliamentary records, he gave important assurances about legislation in 2004 that paved the way for civil partnerships: “My Lords, the Government believe that marriage should be possible only between people of opposite gender in law. The concept of homosexual marriage is a contradiction in terms, which is why our position is utterly clear: we are against it, and do not intend to promote it or allow it to take place.”
- Staff. David Geoffrey Nigel Filkin, Baron Filkin, National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2008-10-03
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- The London Gazette: . 5 August 1999. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
- "Lord Filkin appointed Capgemini government advisor". Management Consultancy. 2005-11-02. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
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