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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 January 2021

Previously MP for Newbury until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Newbury

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Topics of interest

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

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (14 Nov 2023 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (30 Oct 2022 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (13 May 2021 to 29 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (20 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 ( 3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls ( 3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls ( 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Rwanda: Entry Clearances 24 May 2024

    The FCDO recognises the importance of organisations like Human Rights Watch and the work that they do. Our High Commissioner in Rwanda has spoken with the individual concerned and, along with other international partners, discussed the incident with the Rwandan government. The Monitoring Committee, agreed as part of the UK-Rwanda Treaty, will have the power to set its own priority areas for...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mubarak Bala 24 May 2024

    The UK Government is aware that the Court of Appeal in Kano has reduced the sentence of Mubarak Bala, from 24 years to five. The UK Government continues to raise Mr Bala's case with the Nigerian authorities. In August 2023, the British High Commissioner handed over a letter from Fiona Bruce MP, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, on Mubarak Bala's case, to the...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Famine 24 May 2024

    On 19th April, the UK called an open briefing on the situation in Sudan at the UN Security Council, where we reiterated our calls for the warring parties to facilitate unimpeded cross-border and crossline humanitarian access. However, the continued lack of humanitarian access across Sudan makes it extremely difficult for humanitarian organisations to provide the necessary levels of...

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