Lord Walker of Aldringham

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Veterans Strategy - Motion to Take Note 15 Nov 2018

    My Lords, I draw attention to my charities as listed in the register of interests, and congratulate the noble Earl on setting this debate in motion at a time when we have been focusing on the Armistice and remembering those who in the last two great wars gave their lives for our freedom. Of course, the numbers—about 2.5 million today—are rather different: far smaller than those of the two...
  • Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Report 11 Oct 2017

    My Lords, I strongly support this amendment as well. Life in the military world is divided into two distinct types. The first is when folk are deployed on operations, normally in some far-flung place. Working days are often 18 to 20 hours long, sometimes longer. There are no weekends, no bank holidays, no serious recreational time and very little time for individuals to have to themselves....
  • Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 11 Jul 2017

    My Lords, I too am grateful to the noble Earl the Minister for giving us a comprehensive briefing yesterday. However, as we are going to hear from the noble and gallant Lords, Lord Craig of Radley and Lord Stirrup, who know their former services better than I, I will focus my comments on the Army perspective, and I hope to be brief. I am very uncomfortable about this Bill. On the one hand, as...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 January 2007

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

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