Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and the Lords Spokesman on Defence


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


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