Lord Hamilton of Epsom Portrait

Lord Hamilton of Epsom

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 17th June 2005


Lord Hamilton of Epsom is not a member of any APPGs
1 Former APPG membership
Bridge
AI in Weapon Systems Committee
31st Jan 2023 - 23rd Nov 2023
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 1st Jul 2019
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
3rd Dec 2015 - 27th Apr 2017
Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee
1st May 1997 - 7th Jun 2001
Standards and Privileges
24th Oct 1996 - 4th Mar 1997
Standards in Public Life
16th Nov 1994 - 8th Nov 1995
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
25th Jul 1988 - 26th May 1993
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement)
10th Sep 1986 - 12th Jun 1987
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
3rd Oct 1984 - 10th Sep 1986
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
11th May 1982 - 3rd Oct 1984


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Hamilton of Epsom has voted in 471 divisions, and 8 times against the majority of their Party.

4 Nov 2020 - Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 165 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 30 Noes - 376
28 Sep 2020 - Coronavirus Act 2020: Temporary Provisions - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative Aye votes vs 166 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 99 Noes - 198
6 Dec 2021 - Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative Aye votes vs 70 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 25 Noes - 74
28 Feb 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 85 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 89
3 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 88 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 110 Noes - 91
15 May 2023 - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 16 Conservative Aye votes vs 147 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 245 Noes - 154
15 May 2023 - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 146 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 222 Noes - 154
17 May 2023 - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hamilton of Epsom voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 155 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 231 Noes - 167
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord Benyon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(18 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
(17 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
(14 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(18 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(18 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


Lord Hamilton of Epsom has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Hamilton of Epsom has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 2 Written Questions

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10th Jan 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 17 November 2022 (HL3192), what assessment they have made of the reported involvement of the Police Federation in the transfer of police officers suspected of links to organised crime, or found guilty of sexual crimes to other police forces without vetting.

The government expects police forces to carry out their vetting in line with the College of Policing’s vetting statutory code of practice and vetting authorised professional practice (APP) guidance.

With regards to transferees, the APP states that the receiving force must request the full complaint and misconduct history of the officer or staff member from the parent force and from any other forces where they have served. Other relevant information such as corruption intelligence and notifiable associations should also be collated. The APP does not provide for the Police Federation to have any influence over this process.

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services’ (HMICFRS’) report of 2nd November into vetting, misconduct and misogyny in the police service recognised that the inspected forces were complying with the APP in respect of transferees but recommended inserting further safeguards into the vetting process. All of the relevant bodies have committed to addressing the recommendations from the report in full.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
3rd Nov 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services An inspection of vetting, misconduct, and misogyny in the police service, published on 2 November, which found that some police officers suspected of links to organised crime, or found guilty of sexual crimes, were transferred to other police forces without vetting; whether the Police Federation was involved in the transfer of these officers; if so, on how many occasions; and whether the Federation were aware of the issues that these officers may have faced if a vetting process had been carried out.

The report from the Inspectorate has raised some serious questions for policing about vetting and culture. We expect policing to address its forty recommendations in full, including those relating to transferees.

The Home Office has no involvement in individual vetting decisions – this is an operational matter for forces – and does not collect this data.

The College of Policing, who set and maintain training standards for policing, published the Code of Ethics in 2014 which sets out clear standards of professional behaviour. The College of Policing’s foundation training for all those entering the service includes substantial coverage the Code of Ethics. In addition, we have funded the College to develop a National Police Leadership Centre to create a strong professional framework and standards across policing at all levels.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)