Baroness Goldie

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Centre of Excellence for Human Security 5 Nov 2019

    In April 2019, the then Defence Secretary announced an outline plan for a Centre of Excellence on Human Security in Military Operations. An internal feasibility study outlined options for such a project but having reviewed these options, I believe this approach is an ineffective use of resources to deliver our intent and have taken a decision not to proceed with the centre. In coming to this...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Advertising 4 Nov 2019

    The amount spent by the Department on advertising for financial year 2018-19 was £40.7 million. The majority of expenditure is accounted for by advertising by the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force to aid recruitment into our Armed Forces. The breakdown of medium is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles 4 Nov 2019

    The number of vehicles procured and the total procurement values are as follows: Fleet (all Variants) Total Number Procured Total Procurement Value (£million ex VAT) Mastiff 451 329.1 Ridgback 177 132.9 Wolfhound 126 107.4 Husky 338 190.3 Coyote 76 27.2 Warthog 115 129.0 It should be noted that these figures include the procurement of the base vehicle, the...

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Conservative Peer, Former Conservative MSP for West Scotland

Entered the House of Lords on 11 November 2013

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

Also represented West Scotland; West of Scotland

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (since 26 Jul 2019)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (17 Jul 2016 to 25 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (25 May 2016 to 17 Jul 2016)


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  • Has spoken in 365 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Goldie’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 52.54% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 375 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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