Lord Boyce

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Arctic: Security and Co-operation - Question 28 Jun 2021

    My Lords, the Government are to be commended for the robust stance taken last week in sanctioning HMS “Defender” to passage, perfectly legitimately, through the international separation zone waters past Crimea, and for us not to succumb to Russian bullying and lying. Does the Minister agree that we should be acting in a similarly robust way in the north, allowing our warships to operate...
  • Defence: Continuous At-sea Deterrence - Question 23 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I declare my interest as patron of the Submariners Association. The Minister’s Answer was welcome. Will she pay tribute to the crews of the current Vanguard class, who are having to work extraordinarily and unbelievably hard, with significant sacrifice for themselves and their families, to keep their ageing submarines going to ensure that the continuous at-sea deterrent is...
  • Carrier Strike Group Deployment - Statement 28 Apr 2021

    My Lords, as a submariner I echo the opening part of the Statement and its sentiments regarding condolences to the Indonesian navy and the families of the ship’s company of the submarine KRI Nanggala following its loss. I am sure your Lordships share these sentiments. Considerable fundraising efforts are well under way within the UK submarine community, aimed at supporting the bereaved...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 2003

Positions held at time of appointment: Chief of the Defence Staff. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)

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