Lord Browne of Ladyton

Lord Browne of Ladyton

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Browne of Ladyton


Desmond Browne



Joined the Lords

22 July 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) 2011-12
Secretary of State for Scotland 2007-08
Secretary of State for Defence 2006-08
Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2005-06
Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality) 2004-05
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work) 2003-04
Parliamentary Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) 2001-03
Committee House Date
Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee Lords 2013-13
Human Rights (Joint Committee) Commons 2001-01
Public Administration Committee Commons 1999-00
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Commons 1997-98
Constituency Date
Kilmarnock and Loudoun 2005-10
Kilmarnock & Loudoun 1997-05

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Faculty of Advocates (non-practising)
    • Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative (US non-profit, reducing the risk of use and spread of weapons of mass destruction)
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • As Convenor of The Top Level Group for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (see category 10(d)), I receive secretarial and research services from the European Leadership Network for Multilateral Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN); and funding for the purposes of the Group's activities from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation. A joint project between ELN and the group is partly funded by Nuclear Threat Initiative.
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Munich, 31 January - 2 February 2014, to participate in the Munich Security Conference; costs of visit met by the Munich Security Conference and the European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Limited (ELN)
    • Visit to Stockholm, Sweden, 9-12 April 2014, to attend meetings of Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) and with Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA); costs of visit met by Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
    • Visit to Istanbul, Turkey, 15-21 August 2014, to participate in Aspen Institute Congressional Programme; costs of visit met by Aspen Institute
    • Visit to Vienna, Austria, 31 August - 1 September 2014, to give keynote address at Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) Public Policy Course: Verification Through Diplomacy & Science; cost of visit met by CTBTO
    • Visit to Munich, Germany, 1-3 September 2014, to attend meetings at Ukrainian Free University and Munich Security Conference Offices; cost of visit met by Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
    • Visit to Vienna, 6-10 December 2014, to participate in the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and to deliver a lecture at the United Nations Association (UNA) of Austria ; costs of visit met by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the UNA
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Trustee and Director, St Luke's Centre (company limited by guarantee with charitable trust status offering psychological, spiritual and educational support to the clergy)
    • Director and Trustee, The European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Limited (ELN), a company limited by guarantee and not for profit, which promotes and administers a network of senior European political, military and diplomatic figures, who have come together to advance education in, and to promote greater understanding of multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and related issues, in particular (but without limitation) by producing and disseminating independent research and analysis on such issues, and providing an independent platform for international dialogue and debate on such issues
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Board Member, Local Governing Board of Isaac Newton Academy, Ilford, IG1 1FY
    • Chairman, BASIC Trident Commission (cross-party commission to examine the United Kingdom’s nuclear weapons policy and the issue of Trident renewal)
    • Member of the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) , CTBTO
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Convenor, The Top Level Group for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (an All Party Parliamentary Group until 7 May 2011; now a group of parliamentarians with restricted membership)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Director and Trustee, VERTIC (independent, not-for-profit non-governmental organization which supports the development, implementation and effectiveness of international agreements and related regional and national initiatives)
    • Board Member, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington DC