Lord Deben

Former MP

Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: EU Students - Question 11 Oct 2017

    Is my noble friend aware that at the moment we are looking very ungenerous and unwelcoming to people from outside the United Kingdom, particularly in the rest of Europe? Will he therefore accept the comment of my noble friend Lord Cormack that we should not haver or talk about this, that and the other but just say “yes” and give a clear indication of the kind of generous nation we...
  • Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) 13 Sep 2017

    I am sorry; it was a slip of the tongue. It is a mechanism which we could do without from this industry.
  • Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) 13 Sep 2017

    I was not going to interrupt my noble friend but since she has mentioned it, the matter is very clear. We are talking about cold calling for a particular purpose. She has to accept that there are 50 million calls and the number is rising all the time, so the present system does not work. It is very simple: we just ban them. Why can we not do this? I do not understand.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2010

Previously MP for Suffolk Coastal until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

Also represented Suffolk Coastal; Eye; Lewisham West

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Transport
  • Ministerial Engagements
  • Visas
  • Flood Prevention
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Student Visas

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Secretary of State for Environment (27 May 1993 to 1 May 1997)
  • Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (24 Jul 1989 to 26 May 1993)
  • Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government) (25 Jul 1988 to 24 Jul 1989)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (2 Sep 1985 to 26 Jul 1988)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (11 Sep 1984 to 1 Sep 1985)
  • Minister of State (Department of Employment) (18 Oct 1983 to 11 Sep 1984)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (11 Jun 1983 to 2 Sep 1985)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (6 Jan 1983 to 18 Oct 1983)
  • Government Whip (1 Oct 1981 to 6 Jan 1983)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (9 Jan 1981 to 30 Sep 1981)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1972 to 1 Jul 1974)

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  • Has spoken in 234 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Deben’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 49.25% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 135 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") 232 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman, Sancroft International Ltd.; consultants providing advice and monitoring in corporate responsibility and environmental, social and ethical issues. Address: 46 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AP.
Received £13,750 (gross) quarterly salary for chairing company meetings and giving strategic global advice on corporate social responsibility. Hours: 42.75 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2009)
£9151.25 quarterly salary(gross): chairing company meetings, strategic global advice on corporate responsibility, 89.75 hours (Registered 27 January 2010)
Chairman, Veolia (formerly Vivendi UK); water companies. Address: 5<SUP>th Floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
Received £3,562.50 salary (gross), 2 hrs, board meeting by phone plus preparation, and attendance at office opening (unremunerated). (Registered 14 August 2009)
Received £3,562.50 salary (gross), hrs: nil. (Registered 21 September 2009)
Received £3562.50 (gross) salary for chairing a board meeting. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2009)
Received £3562.50 (gross) salary: no board meetings in November. Hours: nil. (Registered 21 December 2009)
Received £3562.50 (gross) salary. Hours: nil. (Registered 20 November 2009)
Received £3562.50 (gross): board meeting and strategic advice. Hours: 3.5 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
Received £3562.50 salary (gross): no board meeting in February. Hours: 0 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2010)
Chairman (non-executive), Valpak Ltd, Stratford Business Park, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7GW; not-for-profit organisation for compliance with packaging waste directive. Salary paid alternative months.
£8,370 (gross), 2.5hrs, chairing the AGM and a board meeting. (Registered 21 September 2009)
Received £8370 (gross) salary for attending board meetings. Hours: 7.25 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2009)
£8370 salary (gross, alternate months): Board meeting and strategic advice, 6.25 hours. (Registered 27 January 2010)
Received £8370 salary (gross, alternate months): board meetings and strategic advice. Hours: 16 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2010)
Chairman of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers; a representative trade organisation. Address: 2-6 Austin Friars House, Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HD.
Received £2,083.33 salary (gross), 3hrs, chairing the General Purpose Council meeting and the board meeting. (Registered 14 August 2009)
Received £2,083.33 salary (gross), 1hr, for interview. (Registered 21 September 2009)
Received £2083.33 (gross) salary for chairing the General Purpose Council meeting and board meetings. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2009)
Received £2083.33 (gross) salary. Board meeting and associated preparation and financial strategy dinner. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2009)
Received £2083.33 (gross) salary: board meeting and associated preparation, Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner. Hours: 8 hours. (Registered 21 December 2009)
Received £2083.33 (gross) salary: strategic advice. Hours: 0.5 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
Received £2083.33 (gross) salary: board meetings and associated preparation. Hours. 5.5 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2010)
Sovereign Reversions Limited (non-executive); home reversions. Address: Black Knoll House, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QE.
Received £1,666.66 salary (gross), 20 mins, board meeting by phone. (Registered 14 August 2009)
Received £1,666.66 salary (gross), 2hrs, conference calls. (Registered 21 September 2009)
Received £1666.66 (gross) salary for attending a board meeting. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 22 October 2009)
Received £1666.66 (gross) salary for attending the annual general meeting and a board meeting. Hours: 3.5 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2009)
Received £1666.66 (gross) salary: strategic advice. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 December 2009)
Received £1666.66 (gross) salary: board meeting and strategic advice. Hours: 4.5 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2010)
Received £1666.66 salary (gross): no board meeting in February. Hours: 0 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2010)
Catholic Herald (non-executive); newspaper.
Sistema Hals (non-executive), construction company, 35/4 Bolshaya Tatarskaya st, Moscow, 115184, Russia. Resigned 28 December 2009.
£10,426.91 salary (gross): participating in Board meetings and Corporate Governance meetings between December 2008 and June 2009, totalling 9 hours. This required 40 hours travelling in total over the seven months. (Registered 15 September 2009)
5 February 2010, £5,315.61 salary (gross): final payment for directors' remuneration relating to 2009. (Registered 26 February 2010)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Contract with IPC Media to supply a weekly article on countryside matters. Address: IPC Media Ltd., Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU.
1 August 2009, received payment of £1320 for four articles. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2009)
7 September 2009, received payment of £1650 for five articles. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2009)
9 November 2009, received payment of £1320 for four articles. Hours: 4 hrs.
30 November 2009, received payment of £2640 for eight articles. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 21 December 2009)
19 January 2010, received payment of £1320 for four articles. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 8 February 2010)
2 February 2010, received payment of £1320 for four articles: Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 22 February 2010)
22 February 2010, received payment of £1650 for five articles. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 15 March 2010)
15 March 2010, received payment of £1,320 for four articles. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 22 March 2010)
Contract with Reed Business Information to supply a monthly column on property and sustainable development. Address: Reed Business Information Ltd., Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton SM5 5AS.
3 July 2009, received payment of £500 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 October 2009)
6 August 2009, received payment of £500 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 October 2009)
7 September 2009, received payment of £500 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 October 2009)
5 October 2009, received payment of £500 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 October 2009)
6 November 2009, received payment of £500 for article. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 24 November 2009)
22 December 2009, received payment of £500 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 12 January 2010)
4 February 2010, received payment of £500 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 22 February 2010)
Contract with Haymarket Publishing Services for a column every 5 weeks on property and sustainable development. Address: Haymarket Publishing Services Ltd., Teddington Studios, Broom Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9BE.
4 August 2009, received payment of £150 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 October 2009)
6 October 2009, received payment of £150 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 October 2009)
23 November 2009, received payment of £150 for article. Hours: 1 hr (Registered 24 November 2009)
14 December 2009, received payment of £150 for an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 December 2009)
9 February 2010, received payment of £150 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 22 February 2010)
1 March 2010, received payment of £150 for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 22 March 2010)
23 February 2010, received payment of £1,500 from Robert Brett & Sons Limited, Robert Brett House, Milton Manor Farm, Ashford Road, Kent CT4 7PP, for speaking engagement. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 22 March 2010)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
My wife and I received tickets for the Conservative Party's 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by Mr Christopher Moran, of London. (Registered 20 March 2009)
Address of donor : 50 Bromells Road, London SW4 0BG.
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 50 tickets to the London Eye (value: £894)
Date of receipt of donation: 20 November 2009
Date of acceptance of donation: 20 November 2009
Donor status: company, registration number 2444149
(Registered 20 January 2010)
8. Land and Property
A residential and commercial property in London, owned by family.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Sancroft International Ltd.

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