The Duke of Wellington

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Agriculture Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion D 20 Oct 2020

    My Lords, I declare my agricultural interests as detailed in the register. I support the new amendment proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Curry, which has just been presented to us so eloquently. I am sure that he was as surprised as everyone else that his original amendment was ruled inadmissible. This one has been carefully drafted so as not to involve a charge on public funds. The earlier...
  • United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, it is a privilege to speak in this debate, but I notice that only a handful of noble Lords appear to support the Bill as presently drafted. I want to put on record that I very much welcome the intervention of the most reverend Primate and the letter signed today by the Archbishops. This Bill has a significance for this House considerably greater than almost any other Bill that we...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 75 22 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I declare my agricultural interests as in the register. I wish to speak to Amendment 80 in this group, tabled by the noble Earl, Lord Dundee. It seems to me that any government policy that reduces the use pesticides in British agriculture is, unarguably, desirable. Farmers, however, will be damaged economically if they are not able to use certain pesticides. Damage to the sugar beet...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 September 2015

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019; Non-affiliated until 2 Sep 2020

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (22 Nov 2016 to 27 Apr 2017)

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