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My Lords, as a former Defence Secretary, I pay my own tribute to the 457 British service personnel who lost their lives in Afghanistan and the many hundreds more who suffered life-changing injuries. I know that many people will be asking whether their sacrifice was in vain, and I want to assure them that it was not. For nearly 20 years, we held the ground in Afghanistan; we denied that...
My Lords, I draw attention to my interests, as set out in the register, in various businesses associated with property, including long leasehold property, though, I hasten to add, not including residential ground rents. As the Minister has already made clear, this is the first part of a two-stage reform process. I am sure that this afternoon the House will hear many issues raised which relate...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards the development of a new British Embassy in Beijing; and whether permission for the construction of that new embassy has been approved by the government of China.
Entered the House of Lords on 30 September 2020
Previously MP for Runnymede and Weybridge until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019
Also represented Runnymede and Weybridge
Lord Hammond of Runnymede campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.