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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Peers

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th September 2018.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of the House of Lords hold (a) paid and (b) unpaid roles within (i) his Department and (ii) his Department's agencies.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Department does not hold a definitive central record of all those who hold roles, either paid or unpaid, who are members of the House of Lords.

One of the Department’s Ministers is a member of the House of Lords - Lord Gardiner of Kimble; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity.

There are 2 members of the House of Lords who are appointed as non-executive Board members across Defra’s Executive Agencies, non-Ministerial Departments and executive Non Departmental Public Bodies.

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