Ben Wallace

The Secretary of State for Defence

Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North

@BWallaceMP https://facebook.com/benwallaceWPN

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Ben Wallace’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review 22 Feb 2021

    The MOD Permanent Secretary and other senior officials have continued to meet with our recognised Trades Unions on a regular basis to discuss a range of Defence-wide issues. Recent meetings have provided updates, on a confidential basis, of ongoing work on the Integrated Review, and related work on the implementation of the Defence multi-year Spending Review settlement.
  • Armed Forces Bill 8 Feb 2021

    Let me declare at the outset that I am president of the Scots Guards Association for veterans and have been for nearly 20 years. I pay tribute to all Members who have spoken in this debate. Looking after our veterans and our armed forces does not belong to any one political party, nor to any one Member of Parliament. Reflecting on the contribution from the hon. Member for Portsmouth South...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Office of Net Assessment and Challenge 8 Feb 2021

    The new Secretary of State’s Office of Net Assessment and Challenge was announced in December last year. It will undertake strategic analysis, net assessment, doctrinal development, and red teaming, in order to provide a strengthened challenge function within the Ministry of Defence. The composition, size, and budget of the Office is still under development, incorporating advice from Air...

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Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North, Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2003 — Election

Also represented Lancaster and Wyre; North East Scotland

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Topics of interest

Ben Wallace campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Committees: Ministerial Attendance
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Future Large Aircraft
  • QinetiQ

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Defence (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) (17 Jul 2016 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Administration Committee (1 Dec 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Scotland) (6 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Scottish Rugby Union
Address of donor: BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets plus hospitality to the President's Suite at Murrayfield for Scotland v England, estimated total value £450

Date received: 7 February 2020

Date accepted: 7 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration SC132061

(Registered 03 March 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 2 July 2020, a flat in south west London: (i) and (ii). (Updated 03 July 2020)

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