For other people called Robert Carr please see Robert Carr (disambiguation).
Leonard Robert Carr, Baron Carr of Hadley, PC (born November 11, 1916) is a British Conservative politician.
Robert Carr was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he read Natural Sciences, graduating in 1938.
He was elected Member of Parliament for Mitcham in 1950 and served there until 1974 when the seat was merged and he moved to Carshalton. In Edward Heath's government he served as Secretary of State for Employment and was responsible for the Industrial Relations Act 1971 , which balanced the introduction of compensation for unfair dismissal with curbs on the freedom to strike and the virual abolition of closed shop agreements.
In 1971 he escaped injury when the Angry Brigade anarchist group exploded two bombs outside his house.
In 1972 he served a brief spell as Lord President of the Council and was then appointed Home Secretary after the resignation of Reginald Maudling.
He was created a Life Peer in 1976.