The Earl of Minto

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Conservative Peer

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  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Aircraft Carriers 4 Mar 2024

    The recent issue on HMS Queen Elizabeth was identified during pre-sailing checks and is corrosion on a coupling on the starboard shaft caused through general wear and tear. It is not the same issue experienced by HMS Prince of Wales in 2022. It is not uncommon to have maintenance issues with state-of-the-art ships which contain complex engineering and technology. HMS Queen Elizabeth is a...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Radiation Exposure 4 Mar 2024

    The Minister for Defence People and Families (the Rt Hon Dr Andrrew Murrison) asked officials at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) to review the 150 documents to enable his review of that information shortly before the debate on Nuclear Test Veterans: Medical Records on 28 November 2023. The Minister will personally assess all 150 documents when he visits AWE shortly and will consider...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NATO: Finance 4 Mar 2024

    The UK’s commitment to NATO, and the principle of collective defence under Article V, is resolute. We expect all NATO Allies to come to the aid of others. The UK has led the conversation on defence spending at NATO. Since the NATO Defence Investment Pledge, which Leaders agreed in Newport Wales in 2014, European Allies and Canada have invested heavily on Defence and will have added more...

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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)

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