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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Conservative - Life peer

Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since February 2020)

Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

(since September 2020)
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


Scheduled Event
Tuesday 19th October 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Orders and regulations - Grand Committee
Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Tuesday 19th October 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Orders and regulations - Grand Committee
Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Tuesday 19th October 2021
15:45
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Orders and regulations - Grand Committee
19 Oct 2021, 3:45 p.m.
Organics (Equivalence and Control Bodies Listing) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
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Scheduled Event
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Legislation - Main Chamber
Environment Bill - consideration of Commons amendments
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Department Event
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Legislation - Main Chamber
Social Security (Uprating of Benefits) Bill – committee stage
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Department Event
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Legislation - Main Chamber
Environment Bill - consideration of Commons amendments
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Legislation - Main Chamber
Social Security (Uprating of Benefits) Bill – report stage
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Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 202 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 260 Noes - 229
Speeches
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Environment Bill

I am grateful for all the remarks by noble Lords and will address them briefly, because we will of course …

Written Answers
Monday 15th July 2019
Mental Health Services: Prisons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the mental …
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 Parliamentary Session, Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park has voted in 153 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
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(53 debate interactions)
Baroness Hayman of Ullock (Labour)
Opposition Whip (Lords)
(35 debate interactions)
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(22 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(1 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

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

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

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 Friday 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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament