Lord Deben Portrait

Lord Deben

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 21st June 2010


1 APPG membership (as of 30 May 2024)
Dalits
3 Former APPG memberships
Energy Costs, Tidy Britain, West Papua
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
31st Jan 2002 - 5th May 2005
Secretary of State for Environment
27th May 1993 - 1st May 1997
Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
24th Jul 1989 - 26th May 1993
Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government)
25th Jul 1988 - 24th Jul 1989
Minister of State (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)
2nd Sep 1985 - 26th Jul 1988
Party Chair, Conservative Party
11th Jun 1983 - 2nd Sep 1985
Paymaster General (HM Treasury)
11th Sep 1984 - 1st Sep 1985
Minister of State (Department of Employment)
18th Oct 1983 - 11th Sep 1984
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment)
6th Jan 1983 - 18th Oct 1983
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
1st Oct 1981 - 6th Jan 1983
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
9th Jan 1981 - 30th Sep 1981
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
1st Jul 1972 - 1st Jul 1974


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Deben has voted in 268 divisions, and 56 times against the majority of their Party.

23 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 33 Conservative Aye votes vs 188 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 367 Noes - 214
2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 215 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 304 Noes - 260
2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 16 Conservative Aye votes vs 194 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 327 Noes - 229
2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 40 Conservative Aye votes vs 165 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 359 Noes - 188
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 44 Conservative No votes vs 147 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 433
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 38 Conservative No votes vs 134 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 407
21 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 209 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 242
21 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 197 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 166 Noes - 237
20 Oct 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 39 Conservative Aye votes vs 158 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 395 Noes - 169
20 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 218 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 158 Noes - 260
20 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 205 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 244
20 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 183 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 278 Noes - 200
6 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 196 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 211
5 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 202 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 227
5 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 139 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 184 Noes - 156
22 Sep 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 185 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 307 Noes - 212
22 Sep 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 145 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 266 Noes - 159
17 Sep 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 201 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 280 Noes - 218
15 Sep 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 194 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 130 Noes - 225
24 Jun 2020 - Fisheries Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 205 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 289 Noes - 230
22 Jun 2020 - Fisheries Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 219 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 310 Noes - 251
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative Aye votes vs 125 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 388
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative Aye votes vs 156 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 93 Noes - 418
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative Aye votes vs 151 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 63 Noes - 401
28 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 34 Conservative Aye votes vs 144 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 70 Noes - 409
26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 178 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 114 Noes - 207
26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 161 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 223 Noes - 172
26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 158 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 207 Noes - 172
26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 18 Conservative Aye votes vs 59 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 60
17 Jan 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 157 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 261 Noes - 166
17 Jan 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 145 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 236 Noes - 158
17 Jan 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 122 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 128 Noes - 212
31 Mar 2022 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 130 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 177 Noes - 138
25 Apr 2022 - Elections Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 192 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 199
27 Apr 2022 - Elections Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 194 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 181 Noes - 202
7 Feb 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 186 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 284 Noes - 209
30 Jan 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative No votes vs 187 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 221 Noes - 224
14 Mar 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 179 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 242 Noes - 196
17 Apr 2023 - Energy Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 182 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 227 Noes - 194
17 Apr 2023 - Energy Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 172 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 197 Noes - 194
17 Apr 2023 - Energy Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 170 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 208 Noes - 182
17 May 2023 - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 155 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 231 Noes - 167
6 Jun 2023 - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 172 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 244 Noes - 190
6 Jun 2023 - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 167 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 257 Noes - 182
13 Sep 2023 - Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 150 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 156 Noes - 203
13 Sep 2023 - Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 154 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 161 Noes - 192
4 Sep 2023 - Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 161 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 182 Noes - 172
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 161 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 172
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 162 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 258 Noes - 171
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 162 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 180
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 157 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 277 Noes - 167
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 160 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 260 Noes - 169
6 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 155 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 244 Noes - 160
6 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 167 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 278 Noes - 189
6 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 165 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 265 Noes - 181
6 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Deben voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 160 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 246 Noes - 171
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
(18 debate interactions)
Baroness Penn (Conservative)
(14 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(40 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


Lord Deben has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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


Latest 3 Written Questions

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7th Nov 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what is the annual amount to date received in value added tax from electric vehicles using public charging points.

The information is not available. HM Revenue and Customs does not hold information on VAT revenue from specific products or services, including VAT on public electric vehicle charging points. This is because businesses are not required to provide figures at a product level within their VAT returns, as this would impose an excessive administrative burden.

7th Nov 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government how many private flights (1) took off, and (2) landed, in the UK in the most recent year for which figures are complete; and how much tax did those flights incur.

Data on receipts from Air Passenger Duty (APD) and chargeable passengers, including for the higher rate, can be found in the APD Bulletin on GOV.UK. [1]

Data on aircraft movements, including for business aviation and air taxis, are published by the Civil Aviation Authority. [2] These data are not collected from all UK airports, just those handling scheduled and major charter services, and so provide only a partial picture.

APD is the Government’s principal tax on the aviation sector, since tickets are VAT free and aviation fuel incurs no duty. APD is paid by aircraft operators on a per passenger basis for flights departing UK airports; there are different rates according to a passenger's class of travel and the distance of their journey.

Operators with aircraft of over 20 tonnes equipped to carry fewer than 19 passengers must pay the higher rate of APD, equal to £78 per passenger for domestic and short-haul flights and rising to £601 for ultra-long-haul flights. These private and business jets generally provide a higher class of service and so incur more in APD.

As with all taxes, the Government keeps APD under review and any changes are announced by the Chancellor at fiscal events.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/air-passenger-duty-bulletin

[2] https://www.caa.co.uk/Documents/Download/9116/47a460b2-0592-4ef7-b24b-aa5e27ccfce4/5623

7th Nov 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what tax is levied on private commercial flights (1) taking off, or (2) landing, in the UK.

Data on receipts from Air Passenger Duty (APD) and chargeable passengers, including for the higher rate, can be found in the APD Bulletin on GOV.UK. [1]

Data on aircraft movements, including for business aviation and air taxis, are published by the Civil Aviation Authority. [2] These data are not collected from all UK airports, just those handling scheduled and major charter services, and so provide only a partial picture.

APD is the Government’s principal tax on the aviation sector, since tickets are VAT free and aviation fuel incurs no duty. APD is paid by aircraft operators on a per passenger basis for flights departing UK airports; there are different rates according to a passenger's class of travel and the distance of their journey.

Operators with aircraft of over 20 tonnes equipped to carry fewer than 19 passengers must pay the higher rate of APD, equal to £78 per passenger for domestic and short-haul flights and rising to £601 for ultra-long-haul flights. These private and business jets generally provide a higher class of service and so incur more in APD.

As with all taxes, the Government keeps APD under review and any changes are announced by the Chancellor at fiscal events.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/air-passenger-duty-bulletin

[2] https://www.caa.co.uk/Documents/Download/9116/47a460b2-0592-4ef7-b24b-aa5e27ccfce4/5623