The Duke of Wellington

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Office for Environmental Protection - Question 23 Jan 2024

    My Lords, I commend the report from the Office for Environmental Protection. I quote from it: “The current state of the water environment is not satisfactory … the pace of change has now stalled”. Will the Minister and his ministerial colleagues consider setting up a review of the way the water companies are regulated? Regulation is currently divided between Ofwat, as the financial...
  • King’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 13 Nov 2023

    My Lords, in this very wide-ranging debate this afternoon, I wish to speak about the environment, and in particular the aquatic environment. I had hoped that there might have been a reference in the gracious Speech to the regulation of water companies. Almost every day we read in the newspapers of yet more revolting discharges of sewage into our rivers and on to our beaches. The Environment...
  • Water and Sewage Regulation (Industry and Regulators Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 16 Oct 2023

    My Lords, I declare my registered interests that are relevant to this debate. I welcome the Industry and Regulators Committee’s report and congratulate its members, particularly the chairman, the noble Lord, Lord Hollick. When the water companies were privatised in 1989, I cannot imagine that Ministers then thought that so many of them would pass into the hands of private equity groups,...

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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

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)

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