Lord Hamilton of Epsom

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2005

Previously MP for Epsom and Ewell until 14 May 2001 — General election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell, 1978-2001. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, 1986-1987; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1987-1988; Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 1988-1993. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 27 April 1978 — unknown

Also represented Epsom and Ewell

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (31 Jan 2023 to 23 Nov 2023)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) ( 3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 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)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee ( 1 May 1997 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (24 Oct 1996 to 4 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Members' Interests Committee (17 Jul 1995 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Standards in Public Life Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 8 Nov 1995)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (25 Jul 1988 to 26 May 1993)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement) (10 Sep 1986 to 12 Jun 1987)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury ( 3 Oct 1984 to 10 Sep 1986)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (11 May 1982 to 3 Oct 1984)

Recent appearances

  • NATO: French Nuclear Weapons - Question 9 May 2024

    My Lords, was it not a pity that President Macron talked about boots on the ground in Ukraine, when what is needed is air power, if we are going to win this war? Without it, we will lose it.
  • Carbon Budget Delivery Plan: High Court Ruling - Question 8 May 2024

    My Lords, can my noble friend confirm that the amount of carbon we are emitting is less than 1% of the world’s emissions? Can he confirm that, when we come down to zero, there is a serious risk that the Chinese will still be burning vast quantities of coal and fossil fuels, and that world carbon levels will be rising?
  • Artificial Intelligence in Weapon Systems Committee Report - Motion to Take Note 19 Apr 2024

    My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Lisvane, the chairman of the committee, who was absolutely excellent in the way he carried out the job. I have no doubt that he had somewhat of an advantage over many of the rest of us on the committee, as he had spent quite a lot of time in the House of Commons on the Defence Select Committee, which must have given him great...

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