Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean


Elizabeth Symons



Joined the Lords

7 October 1996

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 2010-11
Minister of State (Middle East) 2003-05
Minister for Trade and Investment and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also Department of Trade and Industry) 2001-03
Minister of State (Trade and Investment) Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also FCO) 2001-03
Committee House Date
The Arctic Lords 2014-
The Arctic Lords 2014-14
Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2011-12
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Lords 2010-10
EU Sub-Committee D - Environment and Agriculture Lords 2009-10
European Union Committee (L) Lords 2006-10
Conventions (Joint Committee) Lords 2006-06
EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy Lords 2005-09
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 2001-05
House of Lords Offices Committee Lords 2001-02

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Chairman, Arab British Chamber of Commerce (registered company)
    • Non-executive Director, Manchester Airports Group plc (MAG)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • International Consultant, DLA Piper (lawyers)
    • International Consultant, CCC UK (construction)
    • International Consultant, Blenheim Capital Services Limited (consulting, advisory and transaction services to governments and corporations)
    • Member, Advisory Board of PGI Protection Group International (executive protection, surveillance and risk consulting)
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • Secretarial support is provided by DLA Piper and the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Azerbaijan, 24-26 April 2014, as Chairman of British Azerbaijan Business Council; costs of visit met by Azerbaijan Business Council
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Member of Board, British Expertise
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, Saudi British Joint Business Council
    • Chairman, British Egyptian Society
    • Member of Board, Egyptian British Business Council
    • Member of Council, British Tunisian Business Council
    • Chairman, Britain Azerbaijan Business Council
    • Member of Advisory Board, 'D' Group