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The Rt. Hon The Earl of Caithness

The Rt. Hon The Earl of Caithness PC

After an agricultural training Malcolm worked for a firm of land agents in Oxfordshire before becoming a commercial agent and then a property developer.

In 1984 the Prime Minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher asked him to join her Government following which he served in John Major's Government. From starting as a whip and Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty the Queen he served as a Minister of State in the Departments of Transport, Home Office, Environment, Foreign Office and Treasury where he was also Paymaster General.

He is the only Hereditary Peer in the twentieth century to have been a Minister in the Foreign Office, Home Office and Treasury and was created a Privy Councillor in 1990. He retired from Government in 1994 and jointly founded an Estate agency in London as well as devoted more time to the Castle.

In November 1999, Malcolm was one of 75 hereditary peers elected to remain in the reformed House of Lords. He is Chief Executive of the Trust.

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