Lord Risby

Former MP

Conservative

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • EU Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note 15 Jun 2016

    My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, who will be greatly missed on our committee. I know I speak for all members of the committee when I pay tribute to the excellent chairmanship of my noble friend Lord Tugendhat. I thank him for so superbly chairing our proceedings and for so effectively summarising our report on Operation Sophia. I also applaud the...
  • Horserace Betting Right - Question for Short Debate 20 Apr 2016

    My Lords, I recently became a government-appointed director of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, which has acted as a bridge between betting and racing interests. At times these relationships have been positive and at other times very much less so. It is also my privilege and pleasure to have represented Newmarket in another place, so my interest in all this is very long-standing. However,...
  • Middle East - Question for Short Debate 23 Feb 2016

    My Lords, my noble friend Lord Hague, when he was appointed shadow Foreign Secretary, forecasted that the Middle East would be the epicentre of the world’s problems in the future. It was certainly an understatement. But more latterly, I am pleased that this country has restored relationships with the Gulf states—which were previously ignored—participated in the Iran nuclear...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 January 2011

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

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

Also represented West Suffolk; Bury St Edmunds

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Gibraltar
  • Zimbabwe
  • Local Government: Suffolk
  • European Union
  • EU Enlargement

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (since 12 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (18 Jan 2006 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (16 Jan 2006 to 11 Jun 2007)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (12 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Treasury (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 4 Dec 1997)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (22 May 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Health Committee (1 May 1995 to 10 Jun 1996)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 28 Nov 1994)
  • Member, Employment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 4 May 1994)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Risby’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 76.39% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 30 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Chairman of the British Ukrainian Society, 1<SUP>st Floor, 25 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RZ. The Society's aim is to increase links between the UK and Ukraine at economic, political, social and cultural levels. I occasionally travel to the Ukraine on behalf of the Society, who meet the costs. (£55,001-£60,000)
Received payment of £2,450 for organising activities for this society. Hours: 13hrs. (Registered 10 August 2009)
Received payment of £2,450 for organising activities for this society. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 14 September 2009)
Received payment of £2,450 for organising activities for this society. Hours: 13 hrs. (Registered 3 November 2009)
Received payment of £7,472.50 for organising activities for this society. Hours: 25 hrs. (Registered 4 January 2010)
Received payment of £2,950 for organising activities for this society. Hours: 14 hrs. (Registered 22 February 2009)
Received payment of £2,690 for organising activities for this society. Hours: 13 hrs. (3 March 2010)
The Africa Asia Development Foundation (charity). Address: Menzies LLP, Kings House, 12-42 Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1TG. Received £61,956 to facilitate the establishment and remit of the Foundation. Hours: 225 hrs. (Registered 6 April 2010)
6. Overseas visits
I travel from time to time for the British-Syrian Society of which I am an unpaid Director. The costs of these visits are met by the Society.
Address of donor: (1) Parliament House, Port Louis, Mauritius. (2) Air Mauritius Centre, President John Kennedy Street, Port Louis, Mauritius.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £1,855. (2) £1,000. Donation covered accommodation and flights.
Destination of visit: Mauritius
Date of visit: 22-29 July 2009
Purpose of visit: All-party parliamentary delegation invited over by the Mauritian Speaker, for discussions with the Prime Minister and government officials.
(Registered 13 August 2009)
Name of donor: Global Strategy Limited
Address of donor: 42 Sherwood Road, London, NW4 1AD
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,755
Destination of visit: United States
Date of visit: 5-9 September 2009
Purpose of visit: to discuss the setting up of the Africa and Asia Development Foundation
(Registered 29 September 2009)
Name of donor: The Africa Asia Development Foundation
Address of donor: Menzies LLP, Kings House, 12-42 Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1TG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5960
Destination of visit: Sri Lanka and Maldives
Date of visit: 19 December 2009-3 January 2010
Purpose of visit: to discuss the remit and programme of the Foundation with officials in Sri Lanka and Maldives.
(Registered 27 January 2010)
Name of donor: The Africa Asia Development Foundation
Address of donor: Menzies LLP, Kings House, 12-42 Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1TG.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,905.
Destination of visit: USA.
Date of visit: 10-19 February 2010
Purpose of visit: to discuss the remit and activities programme of the foundation.
(Registered 15 March 2010)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London from which rental income is received.

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