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People & Business: Director Young

SIR GEORGE YOUNG, MP for Hampshire North West, has been made a non-executive director of McCarthy & Stone, builders of private retirement homes. The shadow leader of the Commons should be well suited to the job, having been minister for housing at the Department of the Environment from 1990 to 1994.

Sir George, a Queens Park Rangers fan who lists his recreations in Who's Who as "bicycling", will become a member of McCarthy & Stone's Audit and Remuneration Committees.