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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Conservative Peer

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A selection of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Single-use Plastics - Question 27 Feb 2020

    My Lords, we have reduced annual sales of single-use plastic carrier bags by over 7 billion with the 5p charge. We launched the ground-breaking Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance alongside it. From April, there will be a ban on the supply of plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers, while our landmark Environment Bill will shift the emphasis towards producer responsibility. It includes powers...
  • Single-use Plastics - Question 27 Feb 2020

    The plastic bag tax itself has not put any additional costs on to local authorities; on the contrary, it has raised substantial funds, which have been deployed through local charities in the areas where it has been collected. On the broader point about the cost of tackling unnecessary or avoidable waste, that is central to what we are trying to achieve in the Environment Bill. Taking the Bill...
  • Single-use Plastics - Question 27 Feb 2020

    There is no doubt that there has been an upsurge in the use of so-called bags for life, but the net impact of the plastic bag tax has unquestionably been superb for those interested in reducing unnecessary plastic waste. The noble Baroness’s second point, about the ease of recycling, is absolutely right. In the Environment Bill, which has been introduced in the other place and will be here...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 January 2020

Previously MP for Richmond Park until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Also represented Richmond Park

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Topics of interest

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Transport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Antibiotics
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Energy: Conservation

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (since 10 Sep 2019)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 10 Sep 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (jointly with the Department for International Development) (27 Jul 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 25 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Peter Hall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 September 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Land in Andalucía owned by a family trust of which I am a beneficiary: (i). (Registered 06 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Fitzdares Holdings Ltd; bespoke bookmaker. (Registered 06 July 2017)
From 18 October 2018, Finca La Presa SL; landholding. (Registered 02 September 2019)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Until 4 April 2019, All Star Leisure Group; ten pin bowling. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 12 August 2019)
Until 25 October 2019, Weeding Technologies Ltd; herbicide-free weed control systems. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 31 October 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 1 August 2019, a trustee of the Aspinall Foundation; an animal conservation charity. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 13 August 2019)
Until 29 July 2019, a director of the Countryside Restoration Trust. (Registered 06 June 2017; updated 13 August 2019)
Until 31 October 2019, investment in WHEB Ventures Private Equity LP; an investor specialising in sustainability and the environmental sector. (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 31 October 2019)

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