The Rt Hon James Paice


James Paice served as Minister of State for Agriculture and Food from May 2010 to September 2012. He was elected Conservative MP for South East Cambridgeshire on 11 June 1987.

James was educated at Framlingham College and Writtle Agricultural College, Chelmsford. His early career was spent in farm management and he was a Councillor with Suffolk Coastal District Council between 1976 and 1987.

James was first elected as MP for South East Cambridgeshire in 1987 and served in the previous Conservative government as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Employment between 1994 and 1995 and the Department for Education and Employment from 1995 to 1997. In Opposition, he served in a number of posts including Shadow Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food between 2004 and 2005 and Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs from 2006 to 2010.

James is married with 2 children.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Agriculture and Food


  1. Minister of State’s speech to the SEMEX Dairy Conference
  2. Farmers for the future
  3. Performing wild animals in travelling circuses
  4. Jim Paice speech at Dairy UK dinner
  5. Jim Paice in China: diary of a trade mission
  6. Strengthened cattle controls to help eradicate bovine TB
  7. RPA launches five-year improvement plan
  8. Minister of State’s speech to the 2012 Oxford Farming Conference
  9. Update on Single Payment Scheme
  10. Jim Paice’s speech at the Agriculture Investment Summit