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: National Cyber Force: Samlesbury 20 May 2022

    I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 18 May 2022 to Question 46. National Cyber Force UIN 46 (docx, 14.1KB)
  • NATO and International Security 19 May 2022

    I will just, out of courtesy, give the hon. Gentleman an update. The delay is simply the other countries’ willingness to verify their information. As soon as we have the other countries’ sign-off about what they want to announce publicly, we will give an update. That is the only reason for the delay.
  • NATO and International Security 19 May 2022

    I beg to move, That this House has considered NATO and international security. I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss NATO and international security today. The ongoing war in Ukraine underlines the fact that we are living in a dangerous new reality, where aggressor states such as Russia are ever more willing to take risks and violate our international rules-based order. But it also...

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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
  • Dentistry

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: 16 May 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse for me, value estimated at between £310 and £350

Date received: 18 March 2022

Date accepted: 18 March 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2909409

(Registered 10 May 2022)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Entain Operations Ltd
Address of donor: Suite 6, Atlantic Suites, Europort, Gibraltar

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket with hospitality to England v Denmark Euro football match, value £3,457

Date received: 7 July 2021

Date accepted: 7 July 2021

Donor status: company, registration 112454

(Registered 19 July 2021)

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