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Norman Fowler

The Rt. Hon. Sir Peter Norman Fowler, Kt., Baron Fowler, of Sutton Coldfield in the County of West Midlands, usually known as Norman Fowler before he was given his peerage, and probably now best known as Lord Fowler, is a British Conservative politician who was from 1979 to 1990 a member of Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet. He was made a life peer in 2001.


He was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford, in the county of Essex.

Political career

As Health and Social Services secretary, in 1986 to 1987 he implemented the first official drive to educate the British public to the dangers of AIDS. In 2003, he proposed that the European Union should appoint a high-level coordinator with ambassadorial rank to deal with the AIDS epidemic[1].

Work in industry

He has been deeply involved in industry, having been on the board of directors of several companies. He is currently Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aggregate Industries plc[1].

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