Lord Cromwell

Lord Cromwell is a Crossbench Excepted Hereditary peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 6 May 2014. His full title is The Lord Cromwell, and his given name is Godfrey John Bewicke-Copley. He has sat in the Lords previously with the title Lord Cromwell.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Lord Cromwell.

The Register is updated continuously throughout each sitting day and at regular intervals on other days.

Category 1: Directorships

Director, GECCCO Ltd (dormant company) (created for project work but never used; technical assistance projects carried out as sole trader under this name in the past)
Director, The Britain-Russia Centre and The British East-West Centre (not-for-profit company providing information, training, consultancy, election monitoring and other services for economic and social development in the CIS countries)
Executive Chair, Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (established to oversee delivery of Alternative Remedies Package designed by HM Treasury and agreed with European Commission in respect of Royal Bank of Scotland’s outstanding commitment under its State Aid obligations)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Director, Hadraj Ltd (family farming and property company in Leicestershire)
Partner (not Head of Holding) in a farming partnership in Leicestershire with remuneration exceeding the registration threshold (interest ceased 26 June 2020)

Category 3: Person with significant control of a company (PSC)

GECCCO Ltd (dormant company) (see category 1)
Hadraj Ltd (see category 2)
The Britain-Russia Centre and The British East-West Centre (see category 1)

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

Ashtead Group plc (international equipment rental)
BHP Billiton plc (mining and natural resources)
Experian plc (consumer credit reporting agency)
GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals)
HSBC Holdings plc (banking)
National Grid plc (electricity and gas)
Prudential plc (insurance)
Rio Tinto plc (mining and natural resources)
Royal Dutch Shell plc B SHS (fuels, chemicals and lubricants)
Shire plc (biopharmaceutical)
Unilever plc (consumer goods)
Vodafone plc (telecommunications)

Category 5: Land and property

No registrable interest; but member declares that he is a non-remunerated and non-beneficiary trustee of a trust holding property in Leicestershire (interest ceased 31 May 2020)

Category 7: Overseas visits

Visit to Iceland with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions, 15-22 September 2019, for meetings and briefings with the government of Iceland and other stakeholders; cost of travel, accommodation, food and tour fees partly met by (1) Mamont Foundation and (2) British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union

Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Member attends dinners given by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces and receives occasional hospitality which during the course of the calendar year may cumulatively amount to more than £300 in value and which is paid for from funds from sponsors previously declared (see register of APPGs)