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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 June 2018

Previously MP for Brentwood and Ongar until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Brentwood and Ongar

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Topics of interest

Lord Pickles campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Valuation Office Agency
  • Home Information Packs
  • Council Tax
  • Local Government Finance
  • Valuation Office

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (11 Jun 2020 to 28 Apr 2022)
  • Minister for Faith ( 6 Aug 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government ( 3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government ( 1 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government ( 3 May 2002 to 1 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) ( 1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) ( 1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Transport Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Transport Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party ( 1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Environment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 1 Mar 1993)

Recent appearances

  • Russia - Statement 14 May 2024

    My Lords, on using Russian assets, there still remains the appalling war crime of 19,600 children who have been abducted by the Putin regime from their families in Ukraine, who have had no contact with them—and so far only 388 have been returned. Could we not offer help to those families, first, to trace where their children are and, secondly, in the form of financial help to get them back?
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 17 Apr 2024

    Forgive me for interrupting, but I have just realised that when I made my speech, I did not declare my interests. I would like to do so now, particularly those relating to friendship for Israel.
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) 17 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I shall speak on Amendment 15, moved by the noble Lord, Lord Hain. I take a slightly different view from what has just been said. I think the Committee owes the noble Lord, Lord Hain, some thanks; he has managed to put together what it is like in extremis—how this Bill will be dealt with when it is faced with war. Now, I cannot recall a single war in the history of our planet that...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From 4 April 2016, non-executive board member of Leo Group Ltd, Swalesmoor Road, Halifax HX3 6UF. Until further notice, I will receive £40,000 per annum for an expected time commitment of 135 hours a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 18 April 2016; updated 21 April 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (AICE)
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004 VIC Australia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flight, transport and accommodation with a value of £3,400

Destination of visit: Israel

Dates of visit: 16-20 December 2016

Purpose of visit: Tripartite Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue conference in Israel.

(Registered 19 January 2017)
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) CFI Ltd, PO Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, VIP airport service, accommodation, hospitality for me and my spouse, with a value of £7,200 (2) Bus travel for me and my spouse, with a value of £650

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Dates of visit: 12-17 February 2017

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 14 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 18 April 2016, unremunerated member of the advisory board of Community Security Trust, a charity working against antisemitism and racism in British society. (Registered 18 April 2016)

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