Richard Benyon

MP, Newbury

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Newbury Conservative

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

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  • Lowland Curlew 17 Oct 2017

    Will the Minister go back to her officials? I entirely accept that populations of certain species can withstand levels of predation as long as there are plenty of them, but when there is a very small number of a declining species, there is no margin for error. We can do as much habitat preservation as possible, but if we do not include this part of the piece—predator control—then...
  • Lowland Curlew 17 Oct 2017

    I beg to move, That this House has considered lowland curlew. It is a pleasure to talk about the natural environment under your chairmanship, Sir Roger, as you have spoken out forcefully for animal welfare and the natural environment during your time in Parliament. One of the great things about this forum is that is allows Members of this House to indulge their passions. I am proud to call...
  • Lowland Curlew 17 Oct 2017

    My hon. Friend makes a very good point. Sometimes the spatial measures that one tries actually draw the attention of the predator. As a Minister, I went up to Northumberland, where I saw layer upon layer of conservation designation, and lots of public money and public bodies protecting a very special site, but nothing had been done about the cloud of crows that were going to wipe out the...

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Conservative MP for Newbury

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Benyon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Defence
  • Department of Health
  • Whales: Conservation
  • Fisheries: Quotas
  • Defence: Exports
  • War Pensions Committee
  • Schools: Procurement

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (20 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Christopher Gent
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 in support of my re-election campaign

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 June 2017)
Name of donor: Lord Robert Iliffe
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 in support of my re-election campaign

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Professor Magdy Ishak; (2) Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) private; (2) Nile Corniche, Boulaq, Cairo Governate, Egypt

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights to a value of £1,386; (2) accommodation, food and transport to a value of £596

Destination of visit: Egypt

Dates of visit: 16-20 March 2017

Purpose of visit: Conservative Middle East Council parliamentary fact finding delegation.

(Registered 31 March 2017)
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)



The majority 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)
8. Miscellaneous
From 12 October 2015 until 31 December 2016, 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 and 06 February 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my sister, Catherine Haig, as part time Senior Researcher. (Registered 26 January 2017)

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