The Earl of Cork and Orrery

Conservative Peer

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  • Armed Forces: Reserves - Motion to Take Note 21 Jun 2018

    My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord De Mauley, for providing this timely debate. I was struck indeed by the words of my noble and gallant friend Lord Stirrup, who covered most of the more intellectual aspects of the needs of and background to the reserves. I propose to concentrate on the role and manning of the Royal Naval Reserve, which is about one-10th the size of the Army Reserve...
  • Royal Navy: Warships - Question 1 Feb 2018

    My Lords, the Navy is in the process of taking delivery of five Batch 2 offshore patrol vessels. These will displace four earlier vessels, one of which, HMS “Severn”, has already been decommissioned. She is only 15 years old. Will the Minister undertake to examine future uses for these versatile vessels, which might include Border Force or Royal Naval Reserve duties to augment our coastal...
  • Russia - Question for Short Debate 29 Jan 2018

    My Lords, I add my thanks to those of every other speaker to the noble Viscount for securing this timely debate. It is timely because over recent weeks we have heard much about resurgent Russia’s intentions. Such talk and reporting is generally laced with hyperbole concealing another purpose. In this case it is clear what the Secretary of State for Defence was driving at. I cannot say that...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 September 2016

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  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 10 Jul 2017)

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