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Lord De Mauley

Conservative - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 15th March 2005


Lord De Mauley is not a member of any APPGs
3 Former APPG memberships
Animal Welfare, Funerals and Bereavement, Reserves and Cadets
EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee
26th May 2016 - 15th Jan 2019
Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee
28th Jan 2016 - 29th Feb 2016
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
6th Sep 2012 - 7th May 2015
Joint Committee on Security
15th Jun 2010 - 30th Oct 2012
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
11th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL]
5th Sep 2011 - 1st Dec 2011


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord De Mauley has voted in 485 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(2 debate interactions)
Lord Trees (Crossbench)
(1 debate interactions)
Lord Addington (Liberal Democrat)
(1 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Defence
(2 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(2 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Agriculture Act 2020
(1,570 words contributed)
Environment Act 2021
(997 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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Lord De Mauley has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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


Latest 21 Written Questions

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24th Feb 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take, if any, in regard to the National Fund.

The National Fund was created in 1928 with the purpose of paying off the entire national debt. At present the fund cannot be used unless it completely clears the national debt, due to the terms of the fund’s charitable trust.

On 22 May 2018 my predecessor made an application to the High Court to vary the terms of the charitable trust so that the National Fund can be used to help pay down the national debt.

It is now for the High Court to decide whether the terms of the charitable trust should be varied. If the application is successful the money in the fund will be paid over to the National Debt Commissioners towards the reduction of the national debt.

A hearing of the claim is due to take place in October.

28th Jun 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the area under certain environmental schemes on agricultural land under ELMs could count towards the Government’s objective of protecting 30 per cent of terrestrial land by 2020; and if so, under what circumstances.

Our new environmental land management schemes will support the delivery of our ambitious national targets and commitments for the environment, including the Government's commitment to protect 30% of the UK's land by 2030. We are exploring the potential contribution that the three schemes could make to the achievement of this commitment. This contribution could include: management of farmland in an environmentally sustainable way; supporting local nature recovery and delivering local environmental priorities; management of designated sites; and encouraging collaboration between farmers, including through landscape-scale habitat creation and restoration, or securing long-term management and protection for wildlife-rich habitats.

21st Mar 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to match Ukrainian refugees wishing to come to the UK with job opportunities matching their specific (1) skills, (2) training, and (3) experience.

The Government’s new Ukraine Family Scheme and ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme will help thousands of Ukrainian families and individuals to enter the country. DWP is working closely with the Home Office to understand potential demand.

Under these schemes Ukrainian evacuees will have the right to work here from day one, as well as immediate access to the benefit system and our existing employment offer, including our £30 billion Plan for Jobs. Ukrainian evacuees who claim benefits like Universal Credit will have access to direct, personalised employment support from experienced Jobcentre Plus work coaches, who will help them to find and move into employment, with extra support available through DWP’s Flexible Support Fund. Translation services are available to help new arrivals with phone applications, with Work Coaches in DWP Jobcentres on hand to support people making claims online. DWP staff are also delivering additional face-to-face assistance to those who need it – including tailored support to find work and advice on benefit eligibility – and will continue to do so.

DWP’s National Employer Partnerships Team (NEPT) has received a number of approaches from employers relating to Ukrainian evacuees.

Timeframes are still being finalised and there is regular discussion with Other Government Departments. Refugee Employment Network are also linked into activity and will be involved in sharing opportunities.

14th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government why any person who has tested negative for COVID-19 four days after meeting someone who has tested positive is still required to self-isolate for a further six days.

All contacts of a positive case who are fully vaccinated, under 18 years and 6 months, participating in an approved vaccine trial, or unable to have the vaccine for medical reasons are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate. Instead of needing to self-isolate, these contacts are advised to take daily lateral flow device (LFD) tests for seven days to help identify asymptomatic cases quickly to break chains of transmission.

It is only unvaccinated contacts of a positive case that are now legally required to self-isolate if notified by NHS Test and Trace or a local authority contact tracer, unless they are taking part in an approved Workplace Daily Contact Testing (DCT) scheme. If they are not taking part in a Workplace DCT scheme they do not need to take LFD tests. If they choose to take a LFD test and it is negative, they must continue to self-isolate, because they could still become infectious.

14th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government why anyone who is self-isolating but has had a negative COVID-19 PCR test is not allowed to leave self-isolation immediately.

Anyone notified by NHS Test and Trace or a local authority contact tracer that they have tested positive is legally required to self-isolate. People who have symptoms should self-isolate while they get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. If the PCR test is negative, they no longer need to self-isolate

Contacts who are fully vaccinated or between the ages of 5 and 18.5 years old do not need to self-isolate. They are instead advised to take daily lateral flow device (LFD) tests for seven days. If they receive a positive result on the LFD test, they should self-isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test. If the PCR is positive, they need to self-isolate for 10 days from the test date. If the PCR is negative, they can leave self-isolation but should complete the remaining LFD testing routine.

Unvaccinated contacts of a positive case are legally required to self-isolate if notified by NHS Test and Trace or a local authority contact tracer, unless they are taking part in an approved Workplace Daily Contact Testing (DCT) scheme. If they are not taking part in a Workplace DCT scheme and they choose to get a test, they must continue to self-isolate, even if the result is negative. This is because they could still become infectious.

16th Jan 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government how many fully trained fast jet pilots the RAF had in each of the last 10 years.

I am withholding the information requested as its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

Earl of Minto
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
16th Jan 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government how many fast jet pilots chose to apply for premature voluntary release in each of the past 10 years.

The below table shows the number of Voluntary Outflow applications submitted by fast-jet Pilots in the Regular Royal Navy and Regular Royal Air Force in the last ten financial years:

Financial Year (FY)

Royal Navy

Royal Air Force

FY2013-14

~

20

FY2014-15

-

20

FY2015-16

-

20

FY2016-17

-

10

FY2017-18

-

20

FY2018-19

-

20

FY2019-20

~

20

FY2020-21

~

10

FY2021-22

~

10

FY2022-23

-

20

Notes:

  1. For the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, Voluntary Outflow (VO) is defined as all exits from Trained personnel which are voluntarily generated by the individual before the end of their agreed engagement or commission period.
  2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, though numbers ending in a “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent the systematic bias caused by always rounding numbers upwards, 5 or fewer is represented by '~', 0 is represented by '-'.

Earl of Minto
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
19th Jul 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for recent increases in interest rates to provide them with an opportunity to address the Ministry of Defence’s historical pension liability.

The Armed Forces Pension Scheme (APFS) is, like the majority of public service pension schemes, an unfunded scheme. As with all unfunded pension schemes, they are paid for only by the taxpayer and have no cash or investments to fund pensions in payment or past liabilities. As such, increases in interest rates will not reduce the Ministry of Defence (MOD)'s historical pension liability for the AFPS, which is driven by the SCAPE (Superannuation Contributions Adjusted for Past Experience) discount rate and other assumptions set by His Majesty's Treasury and MOD.

31st Jan 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many Royal Marines Reserves commissioned officers there currently are on strength who are (1) aged under 30, and (2) aged 30 to 34.

As of 1 October 2022, there were eleven Royal Marines Reserve Commissioned Officers in the 30-34 age group and none aged under 30.

30th Jan 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government, following the decision to send Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, how many weeks have been allocated to training prospective Ukrainian commanders of those tanks.

Five weeks have been allocated to train prospective Ukrainian commanders of Challenger 2 tanks. In addition to tank commanders, we are also delivering training packages in similar timeframes for other roles, including drivers, gunners and maintainers.

21st Nov 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government how many reservists have died on operations in (1) Iraq, and (2) Afghanistan, since 2000, broken down by service.

The requested information is provided in the following table:

UK Armed Forces Reservist deaths as a result of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, numbers, 1 January 2000 to 20 November 2022

Conflict

Iraq1

Afghanistan2

ALL

8

24

Royal Navy

0

0

Royal Marines

0

1

Army

7

22

RAF

1

1

Source: Defence Statistics Health

  1. Includes deaths on Op TELIC and Op SHADER.
  2. Includes deaths on Op VERITAS, Op HERRICK and Op TORAL.

Information on deaths as a result of operations is regularly published in the Official Statistic on UK Armed Forces operational deaths post World War Two: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-operational-deaths-post-world-war-2-2022. The latest update was published on 31 March 2022 (as of 28 February 2022).

5th Sep 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their response to the report of the Reserve Forces Review 2030, published in May 2021.

Work is underway across Defence to transform the systems, policies and processes by which we draw on and leverage the critical contributions made by our Reserve Forces, informed by the vision set out in the Reserves Forces 2030 Review. The Government will provide an update on this work, and a response to the Reserves Forces 2030 Review, in due course.

5th Sep 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the 'Quarterly service personnel statistics 1 April 2022', when the quarterly figures ceased showing reserve officers and other ranks separately; and why they continue to do so for regulars but not reserves.

The requested breakdowns by strength, intake and outflow are provided in the attached spreadsheets.

The Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics (QSPS) 1 April 2022 contain the breakdown for the Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) in Tables 6a (trained strength) and 6b (untrained strength) by Officers and Other Ranks. Combining the totals and sub-totals of these tables provides the total FR20 strength by service, broken down by Officers and Other Ranks. While the figures for FR20 intake and outflow split by Officers and Other Ranks have not been included in current or previous editions of the QSPS publication, FR20 intake and outflow by service (as a whole) are available in tables 7b and 7c.

5th Sep 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the 'Quarterly service personnel statistics 1 April 2022', what are the figures for reserve personnel, divided by service into (1) officers, and (2) other ranks, and by (a) strength, (b) inflow, and (c) outflow.

The requested breakdowns by strength, intake and outflow are provided in the attached spreadsheets.

The Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics (QSPS) 1 April 2022 contain the breakdown for the Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) in Tables 6a (trained strength) and 6b (untrained strength) by Officers and Other Ranks. Combining the totals and sub-totals of these tables provides the total FR20 strength by service, broken down by Officers and Other Ranks. While the figures for FR20 intake and outflow split by Officers and Other Ranks have not been included in current or previous editions of the QSPS publication, FR20 intake and outflow by service (as a whole) are available in tables 7b and 7c.

22nd Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 14 October (HL2832), whether they can confirm that, of the posts listed, only the Director Reserves, Army Headquarters and Deputy Commander Field Army posts are (1) held by officers with previous reserve experience, and (2) within the army chain of command.

I can confirm that of the posts listed, only the Director Reserves, Army Headquarters and Deputy Commander Field Army posts are held by officers with previous reserve experience, and within the Army Chain of Command. Major Generals Brooks-Ward, Ashmore and Herbert are all officers with previous reserve experience; however, their current posts are not within the Army Chain of Command.

4th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving major generals there are in the Army Reserve, listed by name and post; and how many there will be after implementation of the Integrated Review.

As at 1 July 2021, there are five trained FR20 Reserves of Paid Rank Major General. These are:

Major General Brooks-Ward - Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets). This is a Joint Competition appointment and could also be filled by the RN or RAF if selected by the Senior Appointments Committee.

Major General Graham - Director Reserves, Army Headquarters.

Major General Harvey - Deputy Commander Field Army.

Major General Ashmore – Army Reserve Reinforcement Group

Major General Herbert - Army Reserve Reinforcement Group

Notes/ Caveats:

1. The Trained FR20 population in the table consists of Group A Army Reserves, some Sponsored Reserves and those personnel serving on FTRS contracts who were previously Army Reservists.

2. The figure above includes Major Generals that contribute towards the previously defined FR20 population and excludes those personnel who do not. E.g., those Reservists on service complaint panels and the Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

3. Figures are as at 1 July 2021 in line with the protocols for release of personnel statistics.

Detailed plans for the future structure of the Army are still being refined. There will be announcements made on our intent for both the regular and reserve force in due course.

25th Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to maintain, and (2) to increase volunteer (a) support, and (b) influence, in the work of the Reserve Forces' and Cadets Associations' under the proposed formation of a Non-Departmental Public Body.

The 2019 Review of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations (RFCAs) recognised the value that the RFCAs bring to Defence and that a key strength is their extensive volunteer membership and community links. In implementing the Review’s recommendations, the Ministry of Defence will look to both preserve and enhance the volunteer ethos, establishing a diverse and inclusive organisation. This includes interim changes to the Schemes of Association to ensure alignment with Equality and Discrimination legislation and to better enable the RFCAs to attract wider talent that is representative of the communities in which they work.

22nd Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the cadet forces provide opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds following the COVID-19 pandemic.

With around 3,500 individual cadet units across the UK, many in less affluent areas, they reflect the communities in which they are located. The increase in the number of cadet units in schools under the Government’s joint Ministry of Defence and Department for Education Cadet Expansion Programme, targeted in less affluent areas, has resulted in more children from disadvantaged backgrounds having access to the benefits of the cadet experience.

All cadets, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, will benefit from the greater opportunities that returning to face-to-face activity offers. Research shows that taking part in the cadet forces develops key attributes in young people. The return to face-to-face activity will also include re-establishing education packages through the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation, vocational qualifications which we know benefit many from disadvantaged backgrounds.

30th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of service provided by armed forces personnel on Christmas Eve in undertaking mass COVID-19 testing of lorry drivers in Kent to enable those drivers to cross the English Channel; and what plans they have to thank formally those personnel for that service.

Over the Christmas period, 800 service personnel deployed to Kent to provide COVID-19 testing for hauliers crossing the English Channel, including support to food and welfare distribution. To date, over 40,000 tests have been conducted, allowing thousands of freight vehicles to travel to France.

Defence is extremely grateful for the work of all its personnel involved in COVID-19 activity across the UK.

7th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations External Scrutiny Team Report 2020.

We are very grateful to the External Scrutiny Team for their work, and the Ministry of Defence will publish their 2020 report early in the New Year.