Lord Risby

Conservative Peer

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  • Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee 29 Feb 2024

    Progress made in respect of the AUKUS agreement, the defence and security partnership between the UK, Australian and US – Lord Risby. Short debate
  • Ukraine - Motion to Take Note 26 Jan 2024

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Ahmad for initiating this timely debate, and I warmly congratulate my noble friend Lord Camoys on his absolutely excellent speech. Ukraine is at the receiving end of numerous cross-currents. The pre-winter attempts to roll back Russian forces were not as successful as had been hoped for, the divisions among European countries beset by economic...
  • Ukrainian Holodomor - Motion to Take Note 23 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I thank all those noble Lords who have spoken this afternoon. I start with the noble Lord, Lord Alton, whose instinctive humanitarian feelings always resonate so incredibly powerfully in this Chamber. His experience of Ukraine and what he saw and understood was such a powerful message of support for the country, for all the right reasons. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Stoneham,...

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Profile

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

Expenses

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Agreements Committee ( 3 Nov 2020 to 13 May 2021)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Jun 2018 to 14 Feb 2019)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • 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 and Social Care 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)

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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