Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom

Former MP

Conservative

A selection of Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom's votes

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  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Defence: Continuous At-Sea Deterrent - Motion to Take Note 13 Jul 2016

    While I reach the same conclusion as the noble Lord, Lord West of Spithead, I am afraid I do so without any of his certainty and with none of his panache, for which I must apologise, because I share the concerns expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham. I must begin by paying tribute to the Minister for his stamina—he is clearly a young man—and I should draw the attention of...
  • Strategic Defence and Security Review — Motion to Take Note 3 Dec 2015

    (Maiden Speech) My Lords, it is easy to say that it is a great honour to join your Lordships’ House, but it is hard to convey quite how much it means to me. I thank my supporters, my noble friends Lady Stowell and Lady Bottomley, and my mentor, my noble friend Lady Browning, for their unstinting encouragement and help. I am afraid I shall continue to need it, having already sat on the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 11 Mar 2015

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that in connection with the Post Office mediation scheme, the Post Office has just sacked the independent investigator, Second Sight, and told it to destroy all its papers? Does he agree that it is essential that Second Sight’s second report should not be suppressed, but should be supplied to sub-postmasters and MPs, starting with the hon. Member for West...

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords. See all Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.92% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 77 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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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