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    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    He was Master of the Garden at the Middle Temple and was also the 2009 President of the Shropshire Horticultural Society.
  • 2008
    In 2008, Prout was moved to the more limited role of Shadow Legal Affairs Minister though, as of 2009, he still led for the Opposition on some debates despite suffering from illness.
  • 2004
    From 2004 until his death he was chairman of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority.
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  • 2003
    Prout was also involved in debates surrounding constitutional reform, particularly around the office he was shadowing, the Lord Chancellor. After Irvine's retirement in 2003 the Lord Chancellor's traditional duties were split three ways as part of the concept of separation of powers.
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  • 2000
    He also received several court appointments: became an assistant recorder for the Wales and Chester circuit, a recorder in 2000 and deputy High Court judge in 2005. In 1997, the new Conservative Party leader William Hague appointed Prout as the Shadow Lord Chancellor to Lord Irvine of Lairg, one of Tony Blair's closest intimates. Prout generally acquitted himself well against Irvine, warning of the risks from adopting the Human Rights Act 1998 and calling for Irvine's resignation in 2001 after it emerged Irvine had invited solicitors and barristers to a Labour Party fundraiser. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Prout was a key opponent to government legislation to make it easier to extradite Britons to the United States, though he ultimately gave up after the government introduced it for a third time.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Following his election defeat, Prout received a life peerage as Baron Kingsland, of Shrewsbury in the County of Shropshire on 7 October 1994.
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    He survived to the 1994 European Parliament election but lost the supposedly safe seat Herefordshire and Shropshire by nearly 2,000 votes.
  • 1992
    Major's election prompted a thaw in Britain's relations with Europe. Prout supported Major's negotiation of the Maastricht Treaty while the Prime Minister supported Prout's efforts to gain entry into the EPP group. Finally, in April 1992, the EPP voted to accept the Conservatives as "allied members" of their grouping, though not the corresponding European political party, with Prout becoming a vice-chairman of the EPP group.
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  • 1990
    Despite this, by November 1990 when Thatcher's position was under serious threat, Prout informed the 1922 Committee that 20 of his group wanted her to leave, whilst just five wanted her to remain as Conservative leader.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Though he criticised the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors - describing his blueprint for the future European Union as trying to "graft superfluous social engineering" to the single market - Prout proved to be somewhat pro-European and was visibly uncomfortable with Margaret Thatcher's euroscepticism during the 1989 European Parliament election.
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  • 1987
    In 1987, the ED chairman Henry Plumb was elected as President of the European Parliament.
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    Prout also enjoyed sailing and gardening; he owned a Daring class yacht which won the Daily Telegraph Cup in 1987.
    He retired from the Territorial Army in 1987 and was rewarded with the Territorial Decoration.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Prout was selected as the Conservative Party candidate for the Shropshire and Stafford constituency for the 1979 elections to the European Parliament, and won the seat with a 45,000 majority.
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  • 1972
    He was called to the Bar in 1972 and became a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 1996.
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  • OTHER
  • 1966
    In 1966 he joined the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development in Washington D.C. for three years before taking up a research fellowship at Sussex University and then becoming a lecturer in Law.
  • 1942
    Born on January 1, 1942.
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