Lord Soames of Fletching

Conservative Peer


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Recent appearances

  • Ukraine - Commons Urgent Question 28 Nov 2023

    My Lords, would my noble friend pay tribute to the extraordinary skills of the British service men and women who are training these brave Ukrainian warriors? Would he further agree that now that general winter has a grip of the battle line, we are in for a period where there will be not much movement on either side, and therefore it is essential that Ukraine understands our unswerving...
  • Armed Forces - Motion to Take Note 7 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I think we can safely say that this House has taken note of the role of the Armed Forces and the UK’s defence policy, in what has been an exceptional debate. We have heard some very informative and important speeches from many people whose interests and experience do not, in my view, get enough hearing in these defence debates. I would like to endorse my noble friend Lord...
  • Armed Forces - Motion to Take Note 7 Sep 2023

    My Lords, I am very honoured to be entrusted to introduce this debate on our Armed Forces and the United Kingdom’s defence policy, at a time when we and our allies find ourselves in a very grave, unstable and uncertain period. I declare my interest as honorary colonel of C Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry—the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry. Members of the regiment are currently deployed on...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 28 October 2022

Previously MP for Mid Sussex until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Mid Sussex; Crawley

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Topics of interest

Lord Soames of Fletching campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • Home Department
  • Nato
  • Warships
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (25 Mar 2013 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (31 Jan 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence ( 8 Nov 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Dec 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee ( 2 Jul 1999 to 18 Jan 2000)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Armed Services) (20 Jul 1994 to 1 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (14 Apr 1992 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee ( 2 Feb 1984 to 15 Jul 1985)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
GardaWorld, formerly AEGIS Defence Services Limited (non-executive). Address: 1 London Bridge, London, SE1 9BG, UK. I attend meetings in pursuit of duties as Senior Adviser and a member of the International Advisory Board. Until further notice, I receive a monthly salary of £9,166.67 for an expected commitment of 20 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015, 13 January 2016, 1 December 2016 and 18 December 2017)
Senior Adviser, MMC Group; insurance and related financial services. Address: Marsh Ltd, Tower Place, London, EC3R 5BU. Work includes attending meetings and advising on business development. From March 2017 until further notice, I receive a monthly salary of £8,098.75 for an expected commitment of 20 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015, 10 March 2017 and 18 December 2017)
Non-executive director of Aggregated Micro Power plc; renewable energy investment business. Address: Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AW. Until further notice, I receive £3,750 per quarter for an expected commitment of 10 hours. (Registered 24 September 2014; updated 13 July 2015 and 18 December 2017)
From December 2018 until further notice, Senior Adviser on Business Development and Strategy for BGR Group LLP, of Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Approach, London SW6 3BQ. BGR Group focuses on business development, consultancy services and identifying partners for new ventures. I will receive monthly remuneration of £5,683 for a monthly commitment of 10 hrs. (Registered 08 February 2019)
31 January 2019, received £2,000 for a speech from Willis Towers Watson, of Willis Group Ltd, 24-51 Lime St, London EC3M 7DQ. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 08 February 2019)
20 November 2018, received £5,000 from the Young Presidents' Association, YPO Gold Louisiana, 1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1281, New Orleans, LA 70112 via the Alexandra Verney Consultancy, Claydon Estate Office, Middle Claydon, MK18 2EX, for delivering a speech on 5 April 2019 to the Young Presidents' Association. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 09 April 2019; updated 23 May 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Westminster Dining Club
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: members' association (unincorporated)

(Registered 23 May 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Co-Chair of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. Migrationwatch UK provides secretarial, research and administrative support, pays for printing costs and maintains the group’s website. (Registered 9 May 2011; updated 25 July 2014 and 31 July 2015)

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