John Astor (Lord Astor of Hever) is the Under Secretary of State and the Lords Spokesman on Defence.
Following the resignation of Liam Fox as Defence Secretary over his links with Adam Werritty in October 2011, Fox's successor Philip Hammond stated that Astor was one of two junior Ministers who had also met Werritty:
- House of Lords Lord Astor of Hever
- Jason Lewis, Second Defence Minister faces questions over links with Liam Fox’s best man, Telegraph, 22 October 2011.
- Under Secretary of State and the Lords Spokesman on Defence, Ministry of Defence, accessed 21 November 2010.
- Defence: Adam Werritty, Written Answers to Questions, Hansard, www.parliament.uk, 24 October 2011.