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Sir Kenneth Darlingston Collins

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Sir Kenneth Darlingston Collins,  BSc (Hons), MSc. Chairman, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, since 1999; Member (Labour), European Parliament, 1979-99; Ambassador for the National Asthma Campaign; b. 12.8.39, Hamilton; m., Georgina Frances Pollard; 1 s.; 1 d.

Educated: St. John's Grammar School; Hamilton Academy; Glasgow University; Strathclyde University.

Steelworks apprentice, 1956-59; University, 1960-65; Planning Officer, 1965-66; WHA Tutor, 1966-67; Lecturer: Glasgow College of Building, 1967-69, Paisley College of Technology, 1969-7'); Member: East Kilbride Town and District Council, 1973-79, Lanark County Council, 1973-75, East Kilbride Development Corporation, 1976-79; Chairman, NE Glasgow Children's Panel, 1974-76; European Parliament: Deputy Leader, Labour Group, 1979-84, Chairman, Environment Committee, 1979-84 and 1989-99 (Vice-Chairman, 1984-87), Socialist Spokesman on Environment, I'ublic Health and Consumer Protection, 1984-89; Fellow, Royal Scottish Geographical Society and The Royal Geographical Society; Hon. Fellow, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management; Hon. Fellow, Institute of Waste Management; Board Member, Institute for European Environmental Policy, London; Fellow, Industry and Parliament Trust; Board Member, Energy Action Scotland; Former Member, British Waterways Scotland Group; Trustee of The Green Foundation; Board Member, Central Scotland Forest Trust, 2001-04 (Chairman, 1998-2001); Former Board Member, Forward Scotland; Chairman, Tak Tent Cancer Support, 1999-2002; Member, Management Board, European Environment Agency; Honorary Vice President, National Society for Clean Air; Vice President, Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland; Hon. President of The Scottish Association of Geography Teachers. Knighthood in 2003 for services to Environmental Protection; Honorary Degree of Doctor, University of Paisley, 2004.

Recreations: music; boxer dogs; gardening; occasional golf.

Address: (b.) 11 Stuarton Park, East Kilbride G74 4LA; T.-013552 37282;

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