Lord Boyce

Former Crossbench Peer


Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 30 June 2003

Left the House of Lords on 6 November 2022

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)

Recent appearances

  • BAE Systems: Type 26 Frigate - Question 24 Mar 2022

    My Lords, I also find the Minister’s answer about the Type 26 build rate disappointing, particularly given how long it is before the first Type 26 comes into service. It will certainly see our frigate force level drop to being unacceptably low before the new ships come online. Will the Minister say what level our frigate numbers will sink to before the new ships become operational? That...
  • Defence: Type 45 Destroyers - Question 23 Feb 2022

    My Lords, given the length of time before the Type 45 numbers will be up to operational scratch, with concomitant effect on our destroyer frigate force levels, will the Minister say what is being done to improve the in-service dates of the Type 31 and Type 26, whose build rate is lamentably slow? Speeding it up will certainly help mitigate the force level problem.
  • Europe: Foreign Policy and Defence Co-operation - Question 21 Feb 2022

    My Lords, does the Minister not agree that, notwithstanding Brexit, at the working level the relationships between our Armed Forces and those of other European countries, whether bilateral, trilateral or multilateral, are extremely strong and should be nurtured at all costs?

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