Lord Browne of Ladyton

Labour Peer

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  • Post Office Horizon: Compensation and Legislation - Statement 27 Feb 2024

    My Lords, because of the moral imperative, when I was Secretary of State for Defence, in 2006 I amended the Armed Forces Act with two clauses to pardon 309 of the 346 shot at dawn for cowardice. The evidence suggested that most of them were suffering from PTSD and the records for the rest were poor. I was told that this would be a slippery slope and that I would undermine military justice by...
  • Avanti Trains - Question 27 Feb 2024

    My Lords, why will the Government not just publish the contracts that we have with train operating companies? When I travel on Avanti back and forward, on every journey there is somebody in the carriage I am in who knows something about the contract, and I can tell you that the Government do not come out of any of those conversations well. Are all these contracts different for different train...
  • Ministry of Defence: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion - Question 22 Feb 2024

    My Lords, the truth of the matter is that ethnic minorities are woefully underrepresented in our Armed Forces. I find it difficult not to conclude that this recent confected outrage, catalysed by a conveniently leaked document from the MoD seen only by the Sunday Telegraph, created a welcome opportunity for another declaration against wokery—a war against wokery. We should not allow this to...

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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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Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 31 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee (15 Oct 2020 to 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) ( 1 Jul 2019 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • 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 Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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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