Richard Benyon campaigned to remain in the European Union
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Richard Benyon’s voting in Parliament
Richard Benyon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Richard Benyon’s votes.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
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On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I inadvertently omitted to refer hon. Members to my entry in the register before making my remarks in the previous debate, and I am hoping that this is a means of drawing the House’s attention to that fact and apologising for that omission.
It was my privilege, in opposition and in government, to work with Sir Jim Paice. He and I might have voted to remain in the European Union, but we both had deep reservations about the common agricultural policy and desperately wanted the farming community to embrace the concept of changing the narrative and changing the ask of Government. We have to deal with the continuing acceptance of...
My hon. Friend makes a good point, and I will talk about that precise issue. I would like to have had the opportunity today to talk about innovations in farming. Precision satellite-assisted farming has become old news, with the internet of things and the incredible changes in technology bringing huge advances in agriculture. This is an opportunity for the Department for Environment, Food and...
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Conservative MP for Newbury
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Whales: Conservation
- Fisheries: Quotas
- Defence: Exports
- War Pensions Committee
- Schools: Procurement
Currently held offices
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 20 Oct 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 22 Oct 2007)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
From 15 October 2015
, director and Chair of the UK
Water Partnership, a not for profit company set up to promote the interests of the UK water sector. Until further notice, I will be paid £15,000 a year (£3,750 quarterly) for an expected annual commitment of 12-14 days. (Registered 28 October 2015)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Landholdings in Hampshire and Berkshire (some in my constituency
) comprising farmland, residential and commercial property, some potential development land, woodlands and gravel workings, for some of which rent is received: (i) and (ii)
Residential and commercial property in Hackney, for which rent is received: (i) and (ii)
Rural land and property in Inverness-shire: (i)
of property in these estates is held in family trusts in the trusteeship of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited, of which I am Director. This is the trustee of various family trusts in all of which either I or members of my wider family have beneficial interests. (Updated 9 January 2014
From 12 October 2015, unremunerated Associate Director, Sancroft International Ltd (consultants in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues), of 46 Queen Anne
's Gate, London SW1H 9AP. (Registered 21 October 2015; updated 09 August 2016
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