The Earl of Minto

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Conservative Peer


Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 October 2022

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (since 14 Nov 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade) (27 Mar 2023 to 13 Nov 2023)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Expenditure 12 Apr 2024

    NATO’s published figures for UK defence spending as a percentage of GDP spend since 2010 are below. Year Share of gdp 2010 2.47 2011 2.38 2012 2.16 2013 2.24 2014 2.14 2015 2.03 2016 2.09 2017 2.08 2018 2.10 2019 2.08 2020 2.35 2021 2.29 2022 2.29 2023 2.28
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment 11 Apr 2024

    Recruitment and retention are absolute priorities and we have introduced a range of measures to respond to the current recruitment challenge, which is affecting many other militaries across the world. While it does take time to recruit the right people to our Armed Forces, we have sped up Army recruitment by 9% in the last year, and the majority of regular soldiers join in less than 140 days....
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NATO: Gender 11 Apr 2024

    The Human Security policy team in the Ministry of Defence are the policy owners and experts on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) in Defence. They provide one civilian or active duty representative for the UK at the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP). This representative regularly attends NCGP meetings and has supported the revision of NATO’s updated WPS Policy (due to be published...

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