Lord Bethell Portrait

Lord Bethell

Conservative - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 19th July 2018


Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
9th Mar 2020 - 17th Sep 2021
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
29th Jul 2019 - 8th Mar 2020
Communications and Digital Committee
10th Apr 2019 - 29th Jul 2019


There are no upcoming events identified
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
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Premature Deaths: Heart and Circulatory Conditions
My Lords, following the appointment last year of Professor John Deanfield as the champion for personalised care, can my noble …
Written Answers
Thursday 15th December 2022
Medical Technologies Directorate
To ask His Majesty's Government what are the objectives of the MedTech Directorate of the Department of Health and Social …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Bethell has voted in 388 divisions, and 7 times against the majority of their Party.

23 Jun 2020 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Bethell voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 203 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 160 Noes - 241
28 Feb 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Bethell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 85 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 89
16 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Bethell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 140 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 154
16 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Bethell voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative Aye votes vs 102 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 145 Noes - 179
5 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Bethell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 155 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 232 Noes - 169
10 Jul 2023 - Online Safety Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Bethell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 161 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 240 Noes - 168
19 Jul 2023 - Online Safety Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Bethell voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 177 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 196 Noes - 183
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Thornton (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport)
(144 debate interactions)
Baroness Brinton (Liberal Democrat)
(83 debate interactions)
Lord Fowler (Crossbench)
(69 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(2572 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(13 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021
(41,306 words contributed)
NHS Funding Act 2020
(12,801 words contributed)
Online Safety Act 2023
(12,799 words contributed)
Coronavirus Act 2020
(7,638 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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


Lord Bethell has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Bethell has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


1 Written Question 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
1st Dec 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government what are the objectives of the MedTech Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Care; and when they intend to publish the (1) strategy, and (2) workplan, for achieving those objectives.

The Directorate aims to ensure that the health and care system has a resilient supply chain for safe and high quality products, provides value for money, embeds sustainability, has access to and adoption of innovative products and a managed transition for medical technology issues following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Directorate has engaged with industry on the Medtech strategy, which is due to be published shortly and is establishing a governing board to oversee the strategy’s implementation. Further information on the implementation of the strategy will be available early in the new year.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)