Lord Lansley Portrait

Lord Lansley

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 5th October 2015


1 APPG membership (as of 30 May 2024)
Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics
5 Former APPG memberships
Estonia, Japan, Lithuania, Trade and Export Promotion, Trade and Investment
Electronic Trade Documents Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee
12th Dec 2022 - 20th Feb 2023
International Agreements Committee
23rd Apr 2020 - 31st Jan 2023
EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
26th May 2016 - 23rd Apr 2020
Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal
6th Sep 2012 - 15th Jul 2014
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
6th Sep 2012 - 15th Jul 2014
Public Accounts Commission
6th Sep 2012 - 15th Jul 2014
Secretary of State for Health
12th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Shadow Secretary of State for Health
1st Jul 2003 - 6th May 2010
Trade & Industry
16th Jul 2001 - 11th Oct 2004
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Policy Renewal
15th Jun 1999 - 18th Sep 2001
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
1st Jul 1998 - 1st Jul 1999
Health and Social Care Committee
14th Jul 1997 - 20th Jul 1998


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lord Lansley has voted in 386 divisions, and 15 times against the majority of their Party.

2 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley 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
15 Dec 2020 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 180 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 209
15 Apr 2021 - National Security and Investment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 222 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 296 Noes - 232
28 Apr 2021 - National Security and Investment Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 219 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 241
9 Feb 2022 - Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 148 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 200 Noes - 160
3 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 115 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 145 Noes - 122
5 Apr 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 150 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 169 Noes - 161
5 Jul 2022 - Sitting Times - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 99 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 158 Noes - 124
28 Nov 2022 - Procurement Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 142 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 150
11 Sep 2023 - Procurement Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 177 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 173 Noes - 187
6 Sep 2023 - Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 151 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 129 Noes - 164
23 Oct 2023 - Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 180 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 208 Noes - 199
11 Mar 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 180 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 209 Noes - 193
11 Mar 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 180 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 192
11 Mar 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Lansley voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 202 Noes - 187
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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 Bethell (Conservative)
(34 debate interactions)
Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
(23 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(110 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(50 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023
(30,888 words contributed)
Health and Care Act 2022
(21,688 words contributed)
Trade Bill 2019-21
(20,251 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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


3 Bills introduced by Lord Lansley

Introduced: 17th July 2013

This Bill received Royal Assent on 30th January 2014 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision in connection with the deployment of UK armed forces outside the United Kingdom, overseas territories and Crown dependencies; to make provision for the approval by Parliament of a declaration of war by Her Majesty’s Government; and for connected purposes

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Thursday 24th February 2022
(Read Debate)

A bill to make provision to include medical practitioners specialising in cosmetic surgery in the Specialist Register for medical practitioners

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
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Lord Lansley has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 12 Written Questions

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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
20th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government whether, and if so when, they will initiate negotiations towards a free trade agreement with the Maldives.

The Department for Business and Trade held a public Call for Input into a trade deal with Maldives and is evaluating those responses and other factors to ensure that the opinions and interests of businesses, civil society groups, trade unions, public bodies and individuals are considered.

The start of negotiations would be preceded by the publication of our strategic approach.

16th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on UK membership of the UN World Tourism Organisation.

The UK is not currently a member of the UNWTO. However, the previous Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism met the UNWTO Secretary General at the World Travel Market in November 2019 and DCMS officials regularly engage with the UNWTO.

3rd Mar 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the emergency use authorisation listed on 8 December 2021 of AstraZeneca's Evusheld for pre-exposure prophylaxis in (1) certain adults, and (2) children.

We are aware that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) listed an emergency use authorisation for Evusheld in December 2021, which was revised on 24 February 2022. The FDA has modified their dosing regimen according to its available data and consider that a higher dose of Evusheld may be more likely to prevent infection by the Omicron subvariants BA.1 and BA.1.1 than the originally authorised Evusheld dose.

We continue to monitor emerging data for Evusheld and other treatments for applicability in the United Kingdom for prevalent variants and which patient groups could potentially benefit. Evusheld is not currently authorised in the UK.

3rd Mar 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide pre-exposure prophylaxis against COVID-19 to the most vulnerable groups who are severely immunocompromised.

The Department is exploring prophylactic use of antivirals for the immunocompromised and evidence continues to be reviewed for potential use in the National Health Service.

The RAPID C-19 collaboration considers national and international trial evidence as it emerges for COVID-19 therapies, for potential treatment and prophylactic indications.

Later this spring, a post-exposure prophylaxis sub-study is expected as part of the PANORAMIC national study to investigate the effect of prescribing oral antivirals to those who are a household contact of a COVID-19 positive individual. In addition, the PROTECT-V study is trialling sotrovimab and niclosamide as prophylactic drugs administered over a six-month period in vulnerable renal and immunosuppressed patients.

8th Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they plan to provide, if any, to the Albanian prison system; and under what circumstances such funding will be provided.

HMG is not providing any funding to the Albanian prison system at present. We have no specific plans to provide financial support to the Albanian prison system, although we continue to scope out possibilities for collaboration in areas of shared interest and benefit, including assisting reform of the Albanian justice system.

16th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what multilateral discussions they have had about lifting or easing economic sanctions on Sudan.

Sudan is not subject to multilateral economic sanctions. The multilateral sanctions in force are those by the UN and EU focused on Darfur, covering arms embargoes and targets sanctions on individuals associated with human rights abuses. The US lifted bilateral economic sanctions on Sudan in October 2017. Sudan does however remain on the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. The UK is working with the Government of Sudan and international partners to help address Sudan's severe economic challenges as an important part of supporting the transition to democracy agreed in 2019.

14th May 2024
To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish draft National Development Management Policies for consultation.

National Development Management Policies will set out clear principles for deciding planning applications in England and help to streamline local plans. The Government intends to consult fully on both the scope and content of National Development Management policies in due course.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
14th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow local authorities to extend the validity of all planning permissions for an additional six months or more as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government is aware from both local planning authorities and the development industry that, with delays caused by COVID-19, there is a risk of unimplemented planning permissions lapsing, undermining the delivery of projects. We recognise these concerns and we are considering whether permissions should be extended.

14th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the cut-off date for the completion of Help to Buy properties by six months in view of the delay to construction activity.

The Government recognises the disruption Covid-19 has caused to housebuilding, which is why we have taken decisive steps to re-open the housing market and ensure housebuilding can now safely recommence, with immediate effect. The Government published a “Plan to Rebuild” on Monday 11 May, setting out the UK Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy. This makes clear that construction work can be undertaken across England providing sites are able to operate safely in line with Covid-19 guidelines. A number of developers have already announced plans to restart work on sites.

To support customers, Help to Buy Equity Loan Agents are already offering more time for purchasers to complete their transactions. Homes England released this guidance on 1 May.

16th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Planning for the future policy paper, published on 12 March, whether the proposed development corporations in the Oxford–Cambridge Arc will be (1) new town, (2) urban, (3) locally-led new town, or (4) mayoral, development corporations.

The Government will examine the most suitable delivery vehicles and associated legislation for bringing forward development at scale and meeting our objectives for sustainability and high-quality design. This will include looking at the case for Government using its own powers to establish new town or urban development corporations. Any development corporation, whether proposed by Government or local bodies, should always entail appropriate community involvement.

16th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Planning for the future policy paper, published on 12 March, under what legislation they are planning to bring forward proposals for the four development corporations in the Oxford–Cambridge Arc.

The Government will examine the most suitable delivery vehicles and associated legislation for bringing forward development at scale and meeting our objectives for sustainability and high-quality design. This will include looking at the case for Government using its own powers to establish new town or urban development corporations. Any development corporation, whether proposed by Government or local bodies, should always entail appropriate community involvement.

8th Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Albanian prisoners (1) have been returned to Albania from the UK to date, and (2) are expected to return in the rest of 2022.

The Ministry of Justice and HM Prison and Probation Service continue to remove foreign national offenders (FNOs) where routes are available. Between January 2019 and June 2021, 9,286 FNOs were removed from the UK.

We are absolutely committed to removing FNOs from the UK and we continue to work closely with international governments to maximise the removal of serious and persistent offenders.

We are regularly reviewing progress to ensure that all options are being pursued and that our early removal mechanisms are working as effectively as possible.

A revised Prisoner Transfer Agreement (PTA) between the UK and Albania was signed in July 2021, replacing an earlier Agreement to allow for a wider adaptation of sentences to align the custodial periods on transfer. Both parties agreed at the time of signature not to specify exact numbers of returns, since a new Albanian government due to be formed in September 2021. We have not had any formal requests to enter into discussions with the new administration.

To date, 24 Albanian prisoners have been transferred to serve their prison sentences in their home country.