The Lord Erroll of Hale
Frederick Erroll, 1945
|President of the Board of Trade|
9 October 1961 – 20 October 1963
|Prime Minister||Harold Macmillan|
|Preceded by||Reginald Maudling|
|Succeeded by||Edward Heath|
|Member of Parliament |
for Altrincham and Sale
5 July 1945 – 4 February 1965
|Preceded by||New Constituency|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Barber|
|Born||27 May 1914|
|Died||14 September 2000(aged 86)|
Background and education
Erroll was the son of George Murison Bergmans, an engineer, and Kathleen, daughter of George Brodrick Edington, a Glasgow ironmaster. The family changed their German surname to Erroll during the First World War. He was educated at Oundle School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical sciences.
Early life and Second World War
Erroll was an engineer at Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Manchester, 1936–38. He was commissioned into 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Territorial Army in 1939, and held technical appointments in connection with tank construction and testing (advising SEAC, 1940–43) and served in India and Burma, 1944–45. He left the forces in 1945 with the rank of colonel.
Erroll was elected as Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale in 1945, holding the seat until 1964. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply, 1955–56; Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, 1956–58; Economic Secretary to the Treasury, 1958–59; Minister of State for Trade, 1959–61; President of the Board of Trade, 1961–63; and Minister of Power, 1963–64. In 1964 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Erroll of Hale, of Kilmun in the County of Argyll. In 1972 he was President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Great Britain. In 1999, aged 85, he was awarded a life peerage as Baron Erroll of Kilmun, of Kilmun in Argyll and Bute, to allow him to sit in the House of Lords following the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, which excluded hereditary peers.
- Roth, Andrew (18 September 2000). "Lord Erroll". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- "No. 43522". The London Gazette. 22 December 1964. p. 10933.
- "The Battery-Electric Transport Future" (PDF). Contact. 24 (9, September 1972): 183–186. 1972.
- "No. 55672". The London Gazette. 19 November 1999. p. 12349.
- Debrett's Peerage. 1973.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Frederick Erroll
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale
Sir Edward Boyle
| Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply
| Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade
|Vacant|| Economic Secretary to the Treasury
| Minister of State for Trade
Sir Keith Joseph
| President of the Board of Trade
| Minister of Power
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baron Erroll of Hale