Lord West of Spithead

Labour Peer


Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 July 2007

Currently held offices

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 14 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) ( 3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office ( 1 Aug 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism) (29 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 1 Aug 2007)

Recent appearances

  • Iran and Israel - Statement 15 Apr 2024

    My Lords, de-escalation is clearly in everyone’s interests, but that might well not happen. Last week, we saw the Iranians take down a neutral ship in the Strait of Hormuz. Basically, two of the world’s key maritime choke points are under threat. Have we discussed with the Americans deployment of the UK carrier? They are very stretched and have only one carrier in the region at the...
  • Steel: Port Talbot - Question 15 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I will return to the question from the noble Lord, Lord Fox. What percentage of British steel will be used in the Dreadnought class, the AUKUS class submarines, Type 26s, Type 32s and fleet solid support ships? We need sovereign capability and resilience, and I have a feeling that we will be relying on France and other countries for quite a lot of this specialist steel.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: RFA Fort Victoria 3 Apr 2024

    To ask His Majesty's Government whether there has been any change to the 2028 Out of Service Date (OSD) of RFA Fort Victoria.

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