Lord Flight

Former MP


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Recent appearances

  • Businesses: Start-ups - Question 20 Nov 2017

    My Lords, do the Government accept the enormous help provided to entrepreneurship by the Government’s EIS scheme, which I think has raised some £16 billion of risk capital? It is the envy of Europe. I declare my interest as chairman of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association.
  • Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) 31 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I rise briefly to support the amendments in the name of my noble friend Lord Hunt. We all know what they address and we may have experienced these abuses. The existing law and regulations fail to address them, and it is time that they did so. As has just been pointed out by the noble Earl, this is an appropriate piece of legislation in which to include them. I hope very much that...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 January 2011

Previously MP for Arundel and South Downs until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

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

Party was Conservative until 24 Mar 2005; Independent until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented Arundel and South Downs


Currently held offices

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (10 Jan 2017 to 17 Mar 2017)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Deputy Chairman (Special Envoy To the City), Conservative Party (17 Mar 2005 to 29 Mar 2005)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Dec 2004 to 1 Mar 2005)
  • Special Envoy To the City of London, Economic Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary To the Treasury, Economic Affairs (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (23 Jul 2002 to 1 Dec 2004)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 26 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Environment Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 20 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 20 Jul 1998)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 116 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Flight’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.10% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • 6 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord Flight’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 181 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

1. Remunerated directorships
Investec Asset Management Ltd*:-
Investec Asset Management associated companies:-
Investec Global Strategy Fund Ltd.
Investec International Accumulation Fund Ltd.
Other remunerated directorships
Director, Avebury Asset Management Limited; specialist bond fund management company.
Chairman, ACM European Enhanced Income PLC; closed-ended investment trust investing in high yielding European bonds, managed by Alliance Capital.
Director, Durlacher Corporation PLC; investment bank.
Non-remunerated directorships
*Investec Asset Management Ltd subsidiaries and associated companies:-
Director, Gulf Overseas Investment Fund Limited.
Investec Select Funds PLC (Ireland).
Investec Investment Management Ltd.
Halliday Flight Halliday Ltd.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to PIMA; investment management industry PEPs and ISAs representative company.
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
In my capacity as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, as Special Envoy to the City of London, I receive administrative support between October 2004 and April 2005 from the H R Smith Group of companies. (Registered 12 January 2005)
8. Land and Property
Ski chalet in France, beneficially owned, rented out for holiday lets.
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.
Flat let in West Sussex, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Halliday Flight Halliday Ltd; small, family property company.
(b) Imparo Limited; quoted venture capital business providing educational software
Durlacher plc; investment bank, Stock Exchange listed.
Drivetec (UK) Limited; unquoted venture capital business specialising in research and development for improved car engine performance.

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