Lord Craig of Radley Portrait

Lord Craig of Radley

Crossbench - Life peer

Lord Craig of Radley is not a member of any APPGs
Committee of Selection (Lords)
19th May 2016 - 28th Jan 2021
Liaison Committee (Lords)
16th May 2013 - 12th May 2016
House Committee (Lords)
13th Nov 2007 - 15th May 2013
Information Committee (Lords)
7th Dec 2004 - 30th Nov 2007
Committee of Selection (Lords)
18th Nov 1999 - 18th Nov 2004
Liaison Committee (Lords)
23rd Nov 1999 - 18th Nov 2004
Procedure and Privileges Committee
1st Dec 1999 - 18th Nov 2004
House Committee (Lords)
19th Nov 2002 - 18th Nov 2004
Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords)
13th Dec 2000 - 18th Nov 2004
Administration and Works Committee (Lords)
23rd Nov 1999 - 18th Nov 2004
Convenor of the Crossbench Peers
1st Dec 1999 - 6th Sep 2004
Constitutional Reform Bill
22nd Mar 2004 - 24th Jun 2004
House of Lords Offices Committee
23rd Nov 1999 - 7th Nov 2002
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
22nd Nov 1994 - 19th Nov 1998
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
27th Nov 1995 - 8th Apr 1997


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Division Votes
Wednesday 27th April 2022
Judicial Review and Courts Bill
voted No
One of 13 Crossbench No votes vs 40 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 219 Noes - 229
Speeches
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Queen’s Speech
My Lords, it is timely to make some assessment of what has been happening in Ukraine. Where may it lead? …
Written Answers
Thursday 20th May 2021
War Widows: Pensions
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have found a solution to the problem of War Widows pensions, as referred …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Craig of Radley has voted in 203 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Goldie (Conservative)
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
(22 debate interactions)
Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
(20 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(18 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Defence
(37 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(21 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(12 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Craig of Radley, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Craig of Radley has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Craig of Radley has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Craig of Radley has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Craig of Radley has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


11 Written Questions in the current parliament

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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
21st Apr 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that pigeon racing between the UK and Europe to continue without restrictions and, in particular, avian quarantine periods; and what assessment they have made of the effects of Article 62 of the European Union's delegated regulation 2020/692 on UK racing pigeons.

We have written to the European Commission on how the provision of Article 62 of Regulation 2020/692 may be invoked to obtain a derogation for racing pigeons, and we are actively seeking a response. We will update the industry as soon as possible.

2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether permission for the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles may be granted by an organisation other than the Civil Aviation Authority in any region of the United Kingdom; and if so, by which such organisations.

Permissions for commercial operations of small unmanned aircraft in the United Kingdom are granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. This is in line with the legal requirement set out in Article 94(5) of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO 2016).

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
15th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the UK to be represented by a minister at any of the ceremonies in Hong Kong that will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Hong Kong in 1945.

The 75th Hong Kong Liberation day ceremony will be held at Sai Wan Cemetery on 31 August. We are not aware of any plans for official events to mark the anniversary.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
7th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 May 2020 (HL3768) and the letter sent by the Minister for Future Borders and Immigration on 9 June 2020 in the response to the letter from Lord Craig of Radley on 19 March 2020, whether they have made a decision on the requests of 64 Hong Kong Military Service Corps veterans for right of abode in the UK.

Under the British Nationality Selection Scheme, introduced in 1990 and run until 1 July 1997, a limited number of Hong Kong Military Service Corps personnel who were settled in Hong Kong could apply to register as British citizens.

We are giving careful consideration to representations made on behalf of those former Hong Kong Military Service Corps personnel who were unable to obtain citizenship through the selection scheme.

Hong Kong Military Service Corps personnel, who hold British National (Overseas) citizenship, may be eligible for the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa which opens on 31 January and provides a route to settlement in the UK.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
30th Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 March (HL2050), whether they have received the requests of 64 Hong Kong Military Service Corps veterans for right of abode in the UK enclosed with my letter to the Home Secretary, dated 19 March 2020; whether they will respond individually to veterans; and if so, when.

The letter concerning the request of 64 Hong Kong Military Service Corpsveterans for right of abode in the UK has been received and is being considered. The Minister for Future Borders and Immigration will respond in due course.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 February (HL1247), when they expect to complete their consideration of the right to abode requested by former Hong Kong Military Service Corps personnel which has been under assessment since January 2016.

Further to my response of 17 February, we continue to actively consider representations made on behalf of those former Hong Kong Military Service Corps who were unable to obtain citizenship through the selection scheme.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
3rd Feb 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 26 January 2016 (HL4968), whether they have completed their assessment of the request of former members of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Navy Service for the right of abode in the UK; and if so, what was the outcome of that assessment.

Under the British Nationality Selection Scheme, that was introduced in 1990 and ran until 1 July 1997, a limited number of Hong Kong Military Service Corps personnel who were settled in Hong Kong could apply to register as a British citizen.

We are giving careful consideration to representations made on behalf of those former Hong Kong Military Service Corps personnel who were unable to obtain citizenship through the selection scheme.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
13th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have found a solution to the problem of War Widows pensions, as referred to in the letter from Baroness Goldie to Lord Craig of Radley dated 11 Maerch 2020 and placed in the Library of the House.

The Government recognises the unique commitment that service families make to our country and remains sympathetic to the circumstances of those who remarried and cohabited before 1 April 2015. The Ministry of Defence is exploring options that ensure consistency with established Government convention that such payments are not made retrospectively. The issue remains a priority for the Department, though it remains very complex. The Defence Secretary has taken a personal lead in this matter and wrote to Mrs Mary Moreland, the former Chair of the War Widows Association. The Department is ensuring that the necessary time and resource is committed to examine every reasonable option that remains possible.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
15th Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 10 June (HL4948), what assessment they have made of extending the use of Sentinel beyond 2021; and whether this will be included in this year's Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Sentinel's radar and mission system are now increasingly obsolescent and will face increasing reliability issues as time progresses. Retaining the capability would have required significant upgrade expenditure and the March 2021 out of service date (OSD) has been retained. It is necessary to retire certain capabilities at planned OSDs to allow re-investment in future capability.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the use of the Sentinel aircraft system beyond 2021 for ongoing operations in (1) the Middle East, and (2) elsewhere.

The Out of Service Date for Sentinel was set at March 2021 in Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, this remains the case.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
19th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce direct lodgement for all appeals to the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber; and if so, (1) how, and (2) when, it will be implemented.

As part of the reform within the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber, the Ministry of Justice will continue to work closely with colleagues in the Ministry of Defence to explore options for introducing Direct Lodgement for all appeals. This is part of the Government’s £1 billion investment to reform our courts and tribunals system. Our programme will improve the service provided to users by building a modern system for administering justice which will benefit all users.