Lord Lawson (Chairman)

Nigel Lawson (Conservative), Secretary of State for Energy 1981-83, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1983-89, author of An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming, 2008.

Lord Donoughue

Bernard Donoughue (Labour), Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister (first Harold Wilson, then James Callaghan) 1974-79.

Lord Fellowes

Robert Fellowes (Crossbench), Assistant Private Secretary to the Queen 1977-86, Deputy Private Secretary to the Queen 1986-90, Private Secretary to the Queen 1990-99.

Rt Rev Peter Forster

Bishop of Chester since 1996.

Sir Martin Jacomb

Deputy Chairman of Barclays Bank 1985-93, Director of the Bank of England 1986-95.

Charles Moore

Charles Moore is a former editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and still writes for both publications. He is the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher.

Baroness Nicholson

Emma Nicholson (Liberal Democrat), MP for Devon West and Torridge 1987-97 (first Con, then Lib Dem), former Lib Dem MEP for S E England (1999-2009).

Sir James Spooner

Former Director of Sainsbury and Barclays Bank and a former Chairman of the Council of King’s College London; honorary treasurer of the GWPF.

Lord Turnbull

Andrew Turnbull (Crossbench), Permanent Secretary, Environment Department,1994-98; Permanent Secretary to the Treasury 1998-2002, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service 2002-05.