David Willetts joined the House of Lords on 16 October 2015. He was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Havant (Portsmouth) from 1992-2015 and Minister for Universities and Science, attending Cabinet, from 2010-2014. Executive Chairman of the Resolution Foundation and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, he is Governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Before that David Willetts worked at HM Treasury and the Number 10 Policy Unit. He also served as Paymaster General in the last Conservative Government. He has written widely on economic and social policy with his most recent book “The Pinch: How the baby boomers took their children’s future – and why they should give it back” published by Atlantic Books in 2010.