Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie

Peter Lovat Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, of Carmyllie in the District of Angus PC QC (* May 29, 1945, † June 22, 2013 ) was a British lawyer and politician of the Conservative Party, the number of years a Member of the House of Commons and Solicitor General of Scotland and was founded in 1989 as Life peer member of the House of Lords.


Lower House member and Solicitor General for Scotland

After visiting the Loretto School Fraser graduated in law at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh. After completing his studies in 1969 he took a job as a litigator ( Advocate) on. In addition to that, he was 1972-1974 Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the Heriot -Watt University in Edinburgh and was a candidate in the general election on October 10, 1974 without success in the constituency Aberdeen North for a seat in the House of Commons. In 1976 he was chairman of the Scottish Conservative Lawyers Reform Group for some time.

After he had been in 1979 employed for a short time Junior Legal Adviser for Scotland at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he was first elected in the elections on May 3, 1979 the Conservative Party as a delegate in the House of Commons and at first represented the constituency of Angus South and in connection since the elections of 9 June 1983 until the elections on 11 June 1987 Angus East constituency.

In 1981 he recorded his first government post and was until 1982 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Scotland, George Younger. Subsequently, he was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1982 and served as such until 1989, the Solicitor General for Scotland. Fraser, who in 1985 was a visiting professor of law at the University of Dundee, 1989 Honorary Member of the Bar of Lincoln 's Inn.

Upper House Member, Junior Minister and functions in the private sector

By Letters Patent of February 10, 1989 Fraser was the 1989 Privy Councillor, was raised as a life peer with the title Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, of Carmyllie in the District of Angus to the peerage. Shortly afterwards, was his introduction ( Introduction) as a member of the House of Lords.

In the following years he still took over government offices and was initially between 1989 and 1992 Lord Advocate and thus the Attorney General of Scotland. Following this, he was only Minister of State in the Ministry of Scotland and then from 1995 to 1997 Minister of State in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

After the electoral defeat of the Conservative Party in the general election on 1 May 1997 and the end of the term of office of Prime Minister John Major, Lord Fraser took over some functions in the opposition Tory group and was between 1997-1998 both Deputy Leader of the House in the shadow cabinet of Conservative party as well as opposition spokesman for constitutional affairs and trade and industry.

At the same time he held various positions in the private sector and was in 1997 chairman of the board of JKX Oil & Gas plc and was a miss since 1997 Board Member of ICE Futures and since 2000 by Total Exploration & Production UK Ltd.. He was also since 1997 director of the London Metal Exchange London Metal Exchange and since 1998 Chairman of the Board of Holyrood Strategy and 2000 also Chairman of the Statutes Committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. In addition, Lord Fraser served from 2001 to 2005 as Honorary President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.