Ben Lake

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Education)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media & Sport)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Housing, Communities & Local Government)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (The Constitution and Welsh Affairs)

(since July 2020)
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Plaid Cymru

Member for Ceredigion

ben.lake.mp@parliament.uk / BenMLake
Select Committees
Welsh Affairs Committee (since March 2020)

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Sparring Partners
Alun Cairns (Conservative) (19 debate interactions) View debates with Alun Cairns Andrea Leadsom (Conservative) (17 debate interactions) View debates with Andrea Leadsom George Eustice (Conservative) Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 debate interactions) View debates with George Eustice View All MP Sparring Partners


Most recent EDMs signed by Ben Lake

Date Tabled Title Signatures
24 Sep 2020
Ben Lake signed this EDM on Monday 5th October 2020

A covid-19 recovery mental health strategy for children

Tabled by: Dr Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House notes that a survey by the mental health charity Re-Think found that one third of children feel more anxious, sad and stressed now than before lockdown; further notes that the charity Action for Children has asked the Government to prioritise children’s mental health in covid-19 recovery planning …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
28 Sep 2020
Ben Lake signed this EDM on Monday 5th October 2020

Beer Duty 2020

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House commends the Government for freezing Beer Duty at previous Budgets; acknowledges that again the UK has the highest total Beer Duty bill in Europe at £3.4 billion and a Beer Duty rate at three times the EU average, as well as 11 times that of Germany or …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Alliance: 1
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Commons initiatives

Ben Lake has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Ben Lake has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Ben Lake

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Access to Banking Services Bill 2017-19
Presented by Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 27 February, 2018 13 Nov 2018, 11:34 a.m.

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 access by customers, in particular those in rural areas, to banking services; to make provision for community banking hubs; to review access to banking services through the Post Office network; and for connected purposes.


418 Written Questions

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Public Expenditure: Wales Protective Clothing: VAT Hydrogen: Investment Mortgages: Coronavirus Mortgages: Coronavirus Mortgages: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Screening British Wool Marketing Board: Coronavirus Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Debts: Developing Countries Small Business Grants Fund: Insurance Companies Schools: Wales Education: Coronavirus Public Expenditure: Wales Jobcentre Plus: Finance Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud Bank Services: Coronavirus Directors: Coronavirus Directors: Coronavirus Carers: Incentives Coronavirus: Disease Control Self-employed: Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme Unemployment: Young People Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Hospitality Industry Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Tourism Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Agriculture Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries Excise Duties: Fuels Climate Change Levy: Wales Alternative Fuels: Wales Free Zones Free Zones Free Zones Public Expenditure: Wales Business: Competition Public Expenditure Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals Electric Vehicles: Taxation Entrepreneurs' Relief: Wales Oil: Exports Stronger Towns Fund Village Halls: Finance Radio Frequencies Fuels: Excise Duties Fuels: Excise Duties Teachers: Pay Teachers: Pay Children: Day Care Child Care Vouchers Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Broadband: Wales Broadband: Ceredigion Broadband: Ceredigion Voluntary Work World Wide Web Foundation Tourism: Beer 5G: Pollinators and Wildlife 5G 5G Lotteries Broadband: Advertising Broadband: Advertising Broadband: Advertising Radio Frequencies Radio: Licensing Ofcom: Welsh Language Radio: Licensing Charities: Fund Raising Radio: Wales Commercial Broadcasting: Radio Commercial Broadcasting: Radio Commercial Broadcasting: Radio Broadcasting: Wales S4C: Finance S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review World War I: Anniversaries World War I: Anniversaries Broadband Broadband Broadband Broadband: Wales Broadband: Wales Broadband: Wales Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Welsh Language S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review Video Games Video Games: Classification Schemes Internet: Children Video Games: Children Video Games: Classification Schemes S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review Immigration: Overseas Students Visas: Research Immigration: Research Undocumented Migrants: Deportation Migrant Workers: Visas Migrant Workers: Doctors Migrant Workers: Wales Immigration Controls Visas: Families Visas: Married People Visas: Married People Visas Criminal Records: Disclosure of Information Criminal Records: Disclosure of Information Forensic Science Forensic Science Forensic Science Forensic Science Forensic Science Forensic Science Forensic Science Immigration Immigration 101 Calls: Fees and Charges Immigration: Married People Convictions: Children Criminal Records: Young People Criminal Records: Young People Offenders Convictions Seasonal Workers Knives: Sales Knives: Sales Knives: Sales Knives: Sales Knives: Sales Knives: Sales Wool: Coronavirus Milk: Coronavirus Milk: Coronavirus Milk: Prices Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control Environment Protection: UK Shared Prosperity Fund Air Pollution: Wales Agriculture: 5G Meat: Imports Meat: Exports Government Departments: Meat Forestry Forestry Fisheries Fisheries Game: Birds Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Meat: Wales Food: Wales Agriculture: Wales Pest Control: Trapping Agriculture: Subsidies Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Welsh Language Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Agriculture and Food: Migrant Workers Food Supply Food Supply Fisheries: Wales Agriculture: Wales Agriculture: Migrant Workers Agriculture: Subsidies Agriculture: Wales Agriculture Transport: Hydrogen Trains: Hydrogen Transport: Hydrogen Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen Aviation: Repayments Aviation: Repayments Aviation and Package Holidays: Repayments Aviation: Electronic Commerce Railways: Tree Felling Railways: Tree Felling Railways: Tree Felling Railways: Tree Felling Railways: Tree Felling Roads: Safety Roads: Safety Roads: Accidents Railways: Tree Felling Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Network Rail: Tree Felling Network Rail: Tree Felling Network Rail: Tree Felling Driving Tests: Translation Services Driving Tests: Translation Services Electric Vehicles Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Electric Vehicles: Wales Electric Vehicles Railways: Diesel Fuel Lifeboats Department for Transport: Welsh Language