Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and the Lords Spokesman on Defence

Responsibilities

Responsible for protocol, ceremonial, commemorative issues and spokesman in the House of Lords on all defence matters

Priority areas:

  • delivering the government’s defence agenda in the House of Lords
  • engagement with retired senior defence personnel

Other responsibilities include:

  • protocol, ceremonial, commemorative issues and medals
  • support to defence export campaigns
  • defence relations with Oman

Previous holders of this role

  1. Lord Astor of Hever DL

    • 2010 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Armed Forces Hindu network launched at Diwali celebration

    • 31 October 2014
    • News story
  2. Final event of Normandy Veterans’ Association

    • 16 October 2014
    • News story
  3. Libor funds to help Scottish veterans

    • 21 March 2014
    • News story
  4. Over 6,000 Second World War heroes recognised

    • 15 November 2013
    • News story
  5. Hot summer deals for forces' families

    • 29 July 2013
    • News story
  6. Royal Navy returns to Glasgow after 20-year absence

    • 22 April 2013
    • News story
  7. Norwegian Army Conference 2012

    • 2 October 2012
    • Speech
  8. The maritime security challenge

    • 22 March 2012
    • Speech
  9. Sultan [of Oman]’s Armed Forces Association annual dinner

    • 25 November 2011
    • Speech
  10. Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

    • 7 November 2011
    • Speech