Lord Benyon Portrait

Lord Benyon

Conservative - Newbury

Became Member: 26th January 2021


Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
30th Oct 2022 - 5th Jul 2024
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
14th Nov 2023 - 5th Jul 2024
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
13th May 2021 - 29th Oct 2022
Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
16th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
20th Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Defence Sub-Committee
8th Sep 2015 - 31st Oct 2016
Defence Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 31st Oct 2016
Committees on Arms Export Controls
3rd Nov 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Defence Committee
3rd Nov 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Environmental Audit Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 25th Nov 2013
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th May 2010 - 7th Oct 2013
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
19th Jan 2009 - 6th May 2010
Opposition Whip (Commons)
3rd Jul 2007 - 19th Jan 2009
Home Affairs Committee
12th Jul 2005 - 22nd Oct 2007


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Benyon has voted in 409 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

12 Sep 2023 - Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Benyon voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 22 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 25 Noes - 32
12 Sep 2023 - Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Benyon voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 23 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 30 Noes - 39
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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 Hayman of Ullock (Labour)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(104 debate interactions)
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(64 debate interactions)
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Lords initiatives

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


2 Bills introduced by Lord Benyon


A Bill to make provision for an Animal Sentience Committee with functions relating to the effect of government policy on the welfare of animals as sentient beings

This Bill received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022 and was enacted into law.


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 create statutory limitations on court proceedings against current and former members of the armed forces for certain alleged offences committed during military operations or similar circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 1st November 2017
(Read Debate)

Lord Benyon has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament