The Duke of Wellington

Crossbench Peer


Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 September 2015

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

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

Recent appearances

  • Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (Continued) 15 Apr 2024

    The Minister has many times referred to the wording in the draft statutory guidance refresh, which I assume can still be amended. Therefore, I ask the Minister to comment on page 26, which I quoted earlier, where it says that “certain enforcement actions … can be particularly damaging to the growth. These include, for example … financial sanctions; and publicity”. Surely the Minister...
  • Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 15 Apr 2024

    This statutory instrument, despite the very expert way that it has been presented by the Minister, I believe could seriously inhibit the regulation of the water industry. I cannot help but echo a number of remarks made by the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell; they are worth repeating. Unfortunately, under current parliamentary procedures, it is not possible in either House of Parliament to amend...
  • Environment Agency - Question 7 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I declare my interests relevant to this matter. In the past, the Environment Agency did not give sufficient priority to the discharge of sewage into our rivers. The Minister just explained how its budget has been increased, but the most important thing is to make the discharge of sewage and cleaning up our rivers a sufficient priority within the management of the Environment Agency....

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