Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Portrait

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Labour - Life peer

Became Member: 24th August 1999

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen is not a member of any APPGs
5 Former APPG memberships
Foreign Affairs, Golf, Iraq, Photography, Transport Safety
Constitution Committee
2nd Feb 2022 - 31st Jan 2023
Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee
15th Oct 2020 - 24th Nov 2021
Secretary General of NATO
11th Oct 1999 - 5th Jan 2004
Secretary of State for Defence
3rd May 1997 - 11th Oct 1999
Shadow Secretary of State
1st Jul 1993 - 1st May 1997

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen has voted in 340 divisions, and 3 times against the majority of their Party.

30 Dec 2020 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Labour No votes vs 12 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 125 Noes - 323
17 Jan 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Labour Aye votes vs 96 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 216
5 Jul 2022 - Sitting Times - View Vote Context
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 22 Labour Aye votes vs 44 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 158 Noes - 124
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Goldie (Conservative)
(11 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Defence
(26 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(6 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(5 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 5 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
1 Other Department Questions
4th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what departmental support they provide to the COP26 President, Alok Sharma MP.

A dedicated COP26 Unit, comprising 230 staff, has been set up in the Cabinet Office to oversee preparations for COP26. The COP26 Unit works closely with other government departments and the global diplomatic network.

22nd Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to deliver on the road safety aspects of the UN Global Sustainability Goals, as outlined in the 2017 UN report Road Safety: Consideration in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, published in 2017.

The UK Government supports UN Global Sustainability Goals on road safety and has supported research to improve road safety and reduce the impact of road crashes on poor people in developing countries. The UK Government has invested £20 million through the Global Road Safety Facility through DFID and the Department of Health and Social Care. This facility has generated new evidence on road safety, and has influenced World Bank investments in roads. The facility succeeded in including Road Safety as a criteria in the Bank’s corporate Safeguarding Framework. Several other Multilateral Development Banks are now using this as a model. It is estimated by the World Bank that as a result of this work over 2,100 road deaths and injuries were avoided in developing countries in 2017.

DFID also works to share UK expertise on road safety with developing country governments including Nepal, Tanzania and Uganda. The Department for Transport held an International Conference on Road Safety in the UK in September 2019 and will lead the UK delegation at the UN’s 3rd Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden in February 2020.

22nd Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) which, ministers they intend to send to the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, due to be held in Stockholm from 19 to 20 February.

Her Majesty’s Government will be attending the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety representing the United Kingdom and will share our world leading expertise in road safety.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Secretary (HM Treasury)
13th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence was carried out on PPE Medpro Ltd prior to it being awarded a contract for the supply of personal protective equipment to the NHS; and what account was taken of that company having been incorporated in May with a share capital of £100 prior to it being awarded that contract.

The Government issued a public call to action to support the increased requirements of personal protective equipment (PPE). The aim was to reach suppliers who had experience of supplying PPE and also those who had no prior experience but who had access to sources of PPE through their business contacts. To date this has resulted in 15,000 suppliers offering their help and support. All offers were prioritised based on volume, price, clinical acceptability and lead time – this is the time from an offer being accepted by the Department to the supplier delivering those items. Suppliers are evaluated by Departmental officials on their financial standing, compliance with minimum product specifications and ability to perform the contract. These were often private businesses whose net asset position is only one factor in evaluating their offer.

Contracts are awarded by the appropriate Departmental accounting officer in line with Departmental policy and procedures.

4th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 6 February 2019 (HL Deb, col 410GC), what was the outcome of the consultation on the .50 calibre rifles; and what plans they have, if any, to ban such rifles.

The Government ran a public consultation on a range of firearms safety issues between 24 November 2020 and 16 February 2021.

Amongst other issues, the consultation sought views on high muzzle energy rifles and whether enhanced security arrangements are necessary for these rifles to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Over 12,000 responses were received to the consultation. The Government is considering these responses carefully and will publish its response to the consultation in due course.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)