Lord Browne of Ladyton

Former MP

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  • Iraq — Motion to Take Note 26 Sep 2014

    My Lords, like the noble Lord whom I have the privilege of following, I, too, support the Motion that the Government has placed before Parliament, but I do so very much with my eyes wide open, as we have been encouraged to do. Last month in Istanbul, I was present when Hadi al-Bahra, the president of the Syrian opposition coalition, tried to persuade members of the US Congress to supply heavy...
  • Pensions Bill — Report (2nd Day)3.39 pm 26 Feb 2014

    My Lords, on behalf of these Benches, I welcome these amendments. In doing so, I take the opportunity to ask for an assurance that entitlement to a pension credit secured by a spouse as part of a divorce settlement will not be weakened by any of these amendments. If the Minister is unable to respond immediately to that, I will be content for him to write in due course.
  • Pensions Bill — Report (2nd Day)3.39 pm 26 Feb 2014

    My Lords, Amendment 31A, which stands in my name and in the name of my noble friend Lady Sherlock, proposes the addition of a simple clause to the Bill. The clause would require the provision of an independent annuity brokerage service or the offer of such a service to all members pending retirement. The clause goes on in later provisions to set out how best practice should be defined and...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 July 2010

Previously MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Kilmarnock and Loudoun

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (17 Oct 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Scotland Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • The Secretary of State for Scotland (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (8 May 2006 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (5 May 2006 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (6 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Minister of State (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism), Home Office (1 Apr 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality) (1 Apr 2004 to 6 May 2005)
  • Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (13 Jun 2003 to 1 Apr 2004)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work) (13 Jun 2003 to 1 Apr 2004)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Jan 2001 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (10 Jun 1999 to 3 Mar 2000)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 9 Nov 1998)

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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Lords. See all Lord Browne of Ladyton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 45.64% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 208 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 121 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
15-18 April 2009, to Rome, to attend and speak at a conference on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, at the invitation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nuclear Security Project and the World Political Forum, who jointly ran the conference. My return flights and accommodation in Rome were paid for by the Nuclear Threat Initiative. (Registered 7 May 2009)
Name of donor: British American Security Council
Address of donor: The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): The total cost was £745 (£560 for 3 nights accommodation and £185 for travel within Washington)
Destination of visit: Washington DC, US
Date of visit: 8-13 September 2009
Purpose of visit: As part of a British Parliamentary delegation to meet with the US Administration and Senators and their staff to discuss nuclear proliferation and multi-lateral disarmament.
(Registered 30 September 2009)
Name of donor: Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the Ploughshares Fund and the Connect US Fund
Address of donor: Pugwash London Office, Flat A Museum Mansions, 63A Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Cost of accommodation for six nights; value £950.26
Destination of visit: Washington DC, US
Date of visit: 1-7 March 2010
Purpose of visit: leading a European delegation of senior politicians to discuss European attitudes to nuclear arms and disarmament policy with the Obama administration
(Registered 1 April 2010)
11. Miscellaneous
Non-practising Member of Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh.

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