Lawrie QuinnA Brief Biography

A biography of Lawrie Quinn

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Personal details

Forenames Lawrie
 (Known as Lawrie)
Date and place of birth 25 December 1956, Carlisle, Cumberland
Parents Son of late Jimmy and Sheila Quinn
Marital status and childrenMarried Ann Eames 1983
Secondary schoolsPennine Way School, Carlisle
 Harraby School, Cariisle
Further educationHatfield Polytechnic (BSc civil engineering 1979)
Languages spokenFrench, German
MembershipsCivil service club
 Permanent Way Institute
 Honorary life member Association of Civil Engineering trainees
 Institution of Civil Engineers
 Engineering Council
Favourite charities and trustsMember: Transport 2000
 Vice President North Yorks Moors Railway
Recreations and sportsReading, photography, biographies, theatre,
 Internet, Carlisle United football team
 Travelling and cookery

Non political career

Profession Chartered civil engineer
Non political careerBritish Rail/Railtrack London NE 1979-97
 Civil engineer 1979-94
 Project manager 1994-97
 Civil engineer 2005 - date
Councils Councillor, North Yorkshire County Council 1989-93,
 Highways Committee,
 Policy and Resources Committee
 Planning Committee
Union membershipTSSA branch secretary 1986-96

Political career

Posts held as at May 2005 Parliamentary Private Secretary:
 Department of Trade and Industry, June 2001- September 2002
 Cabinet Office, September 2002 -
 National Parks Group 2001 -
 Chair: Rail Group 2001 -
All party groups Treasurer:
 Yorkshire Cricket Group 1999-2001
 Vice-chair, Forestry Commission Group 2000-2001
 Chair, Rail Freight Group 1999-2001
 Vice-Chair, Design and Innovation 1999-2001
 British-Brazilian Group 2000-2001
 British-Saudi Arabian Group 1998-2001
Party groups Member
 Fabian Society
 Labour Campaigning for Electoral Reform
 Chair, North Yorkshlre and City of York 1984-96
 Member, Yorkshire and the North Regional Executive 1988-96
Backbench committees Hon. Secretary, Labour Party Departmental Committee for Agriculture Fisheries & Food 1997 -2001
 Member, Labour Party Departmental Committee for
 Environment Transport and the Regions 1997-2001
 National Heritage/Culture Media Sport 1997-2001
Select Committee Membership European Scrutiny Standing Committee 'B' - Environment Transport and MAFF policies 1997-2001
 Regional Affairs Committee 1999-2001

Electoral history and results

Electoral history Member for Scarborough & Whitby May 1, 1997 to May 5, 2005
Political interests Trade and Industry, Transport, devolution, constitution, health and safety at work, tourism, agriculture, fishing, industry, regional assemblies

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