Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Post Office Update - Statement 24 May 2021

    My Lords, last week the Minister, Paul Scully, said: “We want to ensure justice and fair compensation for all who have been affected”.—[Official Report, Commons, 19/5/21; col. 721.] He did not limit that to those whose convictions had been overturned. Does my noble friend accept that this must mean reopening the settlement of the group litigation order? Please will he stop using the...
  • Post Office Court of Appeal Judgment - Statement 28 Apr 2021

    My Lords, the Post Office and the Government have expressly excluded the 555 group litigants from the compensation scheme. Nick Read, the chief executive of the Post Office, has called on the Government to compensate the 555 fairly. Are the Government considering compensating all the 555 litigants—as they should, because they have taken their money and should not be keeping it—or are they...
  • Defence and Security Industrial Strategy - Statement 24 Mar 2021

    My Lords, I draw attention to my interests as set out in the register. This was a good review, which concentrated on many key points, including resilience. But is there not a risk that reducing the Regular Army reduces the connection between the Armed Forces and the public they serve, and hence reduces support for the Armed Forces and that very resilience we need to build up?

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Profile

Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 October 2015

Previously MP for North East Hampshire until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented North East Hampshire; Wanstead and Woodford

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Trade and Industry
  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • Chinook Crash
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Aircraft Crashes

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (since 15 Oct 2020)
  • Chair, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (since 15 Oct 2020)
  • Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 16 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 28 Apr 2014)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (11 Jul 2005 to 28 Apr 2014)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (11 Jul 2005 to 28 Apr 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (1 Feb 2005 to 31 Oct 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (8 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 16 Jul 2003)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 26 Jan 2006)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 26 Jan 2006)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) (11 Jun 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (6 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (20 Jul 1994 to 6 Jul 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Apr 1992 to 20 Jul 1994)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Bechtel Management Company Ltd
Address of donor: 245 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: tickets for me and my wife to the opening night of the Chelsea Flower Show, to a total value of £1,250
Date of receipt of donation: 29 April 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 19 May 2014
Donor status: company, registration 4252526
(Registered 28 May 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 45B Westbourne Terrace, London W2 3UR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, internal transport, and meals with a total value of £2,528
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 3 - 7 July 2014
Purpose of visit: fact-finding political, industrial, and education discussions in Israel
(Registered 9 July 2014)
Name of donor: The Taipei Representative Office in the UK (TRO)
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): the approximate amount includes accommodation £600, food £300 and return flights £2,400; total £3,300
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 26 July-2 August 2014
Purpose of visit: As part of the British-Taiwanese APPG, to promote the understanding of Taiwan and strengthen UK-Taiwan relations.
(Registered 5 August 2014)
Name of donor: Tertulias
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for me and my wife, flights £490, 2 nights hotel accommodation £500, meals £360 and ground transport £138.20; total £1,488.20
Destination of visit: Bilbao, Spain
Date of visit: 18-19 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend the British-Spanish Tertulias Forum, an annual weekend bringing MPs, business people, academics and artists together to discuss topical issues.
(Registered 4 November 2014)
Name of donor: Canada-UK Council
Address of donor: 4 The Willows, Wootton, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5LD
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights costing £695; hotel accommodation costing £324 and food and ground transport valued at £151; total £1,170
Destination of visit: Montebello, Quebec, Canada
Date of visit: 23-26 November 2014
Purpose of visit:  to participate in meeting of leading politicians, officials, academics, businessmen, practitioners and members of the media to discuss matters of current public policy concern to each country.
(Registered 5 December 2014)
Name of donor: British-Turkish Tatlidil
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probably value): for myself and my wife, flights with a value of £493; hotel accommodation with a value of £500; food with a value of £1200; ground transport with a value of £233.35 ; total value of £2,426.35
Destination of visit: Istanbul
Date of visit: 28-30 November 2014
Purpose of visit:  to promote and further bi-lateral relations between Britain and Turkey at a high level.
(Registered 15 December 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Non-practising barrister.
Member of the Advisory Board of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EICC), and Co-Chair of the EICC’s May 2013 Summit. These are unremunerated positions. (Registered 5 April 2013)
British Chairman of the British-Spanish Tertulias (unremunerated) (Registered 9 April 2013)

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