Lord Agnew of Oulton

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 19th October 2017


Lord Agnew of Oulton is not a member of any APPGs
Minister of State (HM Treasury)
13th Feb 2020 - 24th Jan 2022
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
13th Feb 2020 - 24th Jan 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
28th Sep 2017 - 13th Feb 2020


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Division Votes
Monday 29th January 2024
Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 187 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 84 Noes - 206
Speeches
Wednesday 18th October 2023
Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
My Lords, I support both Motion A1 and Motion B1. I turn first to my noble and learned friend Lord …
Written Answers
Thursday 26th October 2023
Trusts: Land
To ask His Majesty's Government how many titles to UK land are held by an overseas entity that is acting …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Act 2021
A Bill to make provision about the meaning of references to Article 23A benchmarks in contracts and other arrangements; and …
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Agnew of Oulton has voted in 374 divisions, and 10 times against the majority of their Party.

20 Jun 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 170 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 218 Noes - 175
20 Jun 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 145 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 172 Noes - 153
20 Jun 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 143 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 171 Noes - 151
27 Jun 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 162 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 179 Noes - 176
27 Jun 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 152 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 176 Noes - 160
27 Jun 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 141 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 164 Noes - 150
11 Sep 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 174 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 211 Noes - 185
11 Sep 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 218 Noes - 186
18 Oct 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 192 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 245 Noes - 204
18 Oct 2023 - Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Agnew of Oulton voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 197 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 245 Noes - 209
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Johnson of Lainston (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(21 debate interactions)
Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury and Economy)
(18 debate interactions)
Lord Tunnicliffe (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Transport)
(16 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(384 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(41 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(37 debate contributions)
Home Office
(15 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Finance Act 2020
(14,457 words contributed)
Finance Act 2021
(12,681 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Agnew of Oulton, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


3 Bills introduced by Lord Agnew of Oulton

Introduced: 8th September 2021

A Bill to make provision about the meaning of references to Article 23A benchmarks in contracts and other arrangements; and to make provision about the liability of administrators of Article 23A benchmarks

This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th December 2021 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 8th September 2021

A Bill to make provision imposing a tax (to be known as the health and social care levy), the proceeds of which are payable to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health care and social care, on amounts in respect of which national insurance contributions are, or would be if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, payable; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th October 2021 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 10th March 2021

A Bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2019, 31 March 2020, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2020, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2022; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2019, 31 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th March 2021 and was enacted into law.

Lord Agnew of Oulton has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


4 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
16th Oct 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many titles to UK land are held by an overseas entity that is acting as a trustee, whether nominee or otherwise; and of these trusts (1) how many separate trusts are associated with those titles, (2) how many are registered with HMRC under the Trust Registration Service,  and (3) of the trusts registered with HMRC under that Service, how many are taxable.

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Earl of Minto
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
16th Oct 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many non-resident trusts there are with at least one UK-resident beneficiary; and how they arrived at an estimate in respect of trusts that are not required to be registered under the Trust Registration Service.

For trusts registered on the Trust Registration Service by 31 March 2023, that remained open as of 31 August 2023, there are around 3,000 non-UK resident trusts that have at least 1 UK resident beneficiary recorded.

Baroness Penn
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
11th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many trusts are registered with the Trusts Registration Service that hold UK land or property either directly or indirectly; and what is the total value of UK land and property assets held.

I can only provide a partial answer to this question, as the Trust Registration Service does not record information on indirect holdings of land by trustees.

Since May 2021 when the Trust Registration Service was expanded to accept registrations from non-taxable trusts, c.44,000 trusts have notified the Trust Registration Service that the trustees have acquired a direct interest in UK land on or after 6 October 2020. Of this figure, c.43,000 are UK-resident trusts and c.1,000 are non-UK resident trusts.

Only taxable trusts, including those that registered before May 2021, are required to provide a statement of assets at the time of registration, including UK land or property. However, analysing this information to arrive at a total number and value of properties held by these trusts would carry a disproportionate cost.

Baroness Penn
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
11th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many applications for trust information from the Trust Registration Service have been (1) successful, (2) refused because the trust is exempt, (3) refused because the gateway test is not met, (4) refused because individuals are exempt, and (5) refused for other reasons, in each year the TRS has been in operation, broken down by gateway such as a legitimate interest or offshore company.

Since the process for applying for information on the Trust Registration Service (TRS) came into force on 1 September 2022, c20 valid trust data requests have been processed. To date, no requests have been successful.

Of the c5 legitimate interest requests processed, fewer than five of the trusts were found on the TRS and fewer than five requests were refused because the requestor did not meet the legitimate interest test criteria. Of the c15 offshore company requests processed, fewer than five of the trusts were found on the TRS.

Fewer than five requests have been refused because information on individual beneficial owners was exempt from disclosure.

The numbers above have been rounded to the nearest five as disclosing the exact numbers would potentially disclose information held by HMRC in relation to identifiable persons. References to ‘fewer than five’ are inclusive of nil.

Baroness Penn
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)