Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Portrait

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Conservative - Richmond Park

Became Member: 7th January 2020


Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
2nd Sep 2020 - 30th Jun 2023
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
13th Feb 2020 - 22nd Sep 2022
Minister of State (Department for International Development)
13th Feb 2020 - 2nd Sep 2020
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
13th Feb 2020 - 2nd Sep 2020
Minister of State (Department for International Development)
10th Sep 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
10th Sep 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Environmental Audit Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (jointly with the Department for International Development)
27th Jul 2019 - 10th Sep 2019
Environmental Audit Committee
20th Jul 2015 - 25th Oct 2016
Environmental Audit Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015


There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Tuesday 16th January 2024
Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [HL]
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 195 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 102 Noes - 212
Speeches
Tuesday 16th January 2024
Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [HL]
I rise to speak to the proposed new clause “Review: forest risk commodities”, which is in my name and the …
Written Answers
Friday 1st December 2023
Furs: EU Law
To ask His Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with their counterparts in the EU regarding the introduction …
Early Day Motions
Monday 6th July 2015
PROTECTION OF INVESTMENT FOR TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
That this House notes the transformation of London's transport system in recent years since the creation of Transport for London …
Bills
Tuesday 30th January 2018
Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19
A Bill to Provide that the Secretary of State’s powers in relation to the management of the Royal Botanic Gardens, …
MP Financial Interests
None available
EDM signed
Monday 7th September 2015
MONUMENT TO RECOGNISE SIKH SACRIFICES IN WW1
That this House recognises the sacrifices and bravery of Sikh soldiers in fighting for Britain during the First World War; …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 11th June 2019
Climate Change (Emissions Targets) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park has voted in 285 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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
Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour)
Opposition Whip (Lords)
(73 debate interactions)
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Science, Innovation and Technology)
(51 debate interactions)
Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
(47 debate interactions)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


8 Bills introduced by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park


A Bill to amend the Children Act 1989 to state that proceedings under Section 5A of, and Schedule 2 to, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 are family proceedings

This Bill received Royal Assent on 15th March 2019 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to Provide that the Secretary of State’s powers in relation to the management of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, include the power to grant a lease in respect of land for a period of up to 150 years.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 30th January 2018
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Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 9th September 2014

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to permit voters to recall their elected representatives in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 4th December 2013

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to permit voters to recall their Member of Parliament in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 31st March 2014

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A bill to permit voters to recall their elected representatives in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 27th June 2012

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about binding local referendums; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 26th July 2010

A Bill to permit voters to recall their elected representatives in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 26th July 2010

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
27th Nov 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with their counterparts in the EU regarding the introduction of legislation to ban (1) fur farming, and (2) fur sales.

No recent discussions have been held with EU member states regarding the introduction of legislation to ban fur farming or fur sales.

We are continuing to build our evidence base on the fur sector, which will be used to inform any future action on the fur trade. This includes commissioning the Animal Welfare Committee to explore current responsible sourcing practices in the fur industry.

Lord Benyon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)