Virginia Bottomley

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Virginia Bottomley is the Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone and a member of the House of Lords, and the wife of Member of Parliament Peter Bottomley. She formerly served as Secretary of State for National Heritage, under John Major, as and a Conservative Party MP.

While in Parliament, she served as an officer of the following parliamentary groups:


Register of Members Interests

1. Remunerated directorships

Member of the Supervisory Board of Akzo Nobel; Dutch multinational company.
International Resources Group Ltd. (Odgers Ray and Berndston); executive recruitment consultancy.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Partner: Odgers Ray and Berndtson.

6. Overseas visits

October 2002, to Canada, to address Ditchley Conference on future of health care funding. Travel and accommodation paid for by Ditchley Foundation. (Registered 22 October 2002)

8. Land and Property

Income from house sharing in London and occasional holiday letting of properties in Isle of Wight and Surrey.

Resources and articles

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  3. Volunteering England Patrons, organizational web page, accessed July 16, 2012.
  4. Smith & Nephew plc Board, organizational web page, accessed April 3, 2020.