Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science

Lord de Mauley


Lord de Mauley is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.


Lord de Mauley was educated at Eton College.

Political career

He was previously a Government Lord-in-Waiting (a position in the Royal Household given to Government Lords whips) and also served as a Shadow Minister for Children, Schools and Families and Energy and Climate Change. He was an Opposition Whip from 2009 to 2010.

Career outside politics

Lord de Mauley joined the Territorial Army in 1976, when he was commissioned into the Royal Wessex Yeomanry as a second lieutenant. He achieved the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 2003 before retiring from the armed forces in 2005.

Personal life

Lord de Mauley is married.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science

The minister is responsible for the business of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the House of Lords. Other responsibilities include:

Natural environment

  • Biodiversity (domestic and international, including international forestry)
  • Land management and soil (including commons and contaminated land)
  • National Parks and AONBs
  • Ecosystem services
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee
  • Wildlife management
  • Welfare of companion and wild animals (including circuses, dangerous dogs and zoos)

Science and research

  • Environmental science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pesticides and chemicals
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Plant and bee health
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Food and Environment Research Agency

Major commercial projects and departmental administration

  • New Covent Garden Market
  • Thames Tideway Tunnel
  • PFI projects

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Resource Management, the Local Environment and Environmental Science

    • 2012 to 2013


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  1. £400,000 grant announced for National Park repairs after winter storms and flooding

    • 22 April 2014
    • Press release
  2. £4 million for agricultural innovation

    • 28 March 2014
    • Press release
  3. New Chief Plant Health Officer announced

    • 10 March 2014
    • News story
  4. Plant biosecurity strategy nears completion

    • 20 January 2014
    • Press release
  5. A Winter's Tail

    • 18 December 2013
    • News story
  6. Science and technology needed to help feed growing population

    • 27 November 2013
    • News story
  7. Lord de Mauley speech to the Wildlife and Countryside Link

    • 27 November 2013
    • Speech
  8. Ethical palm oil rise protects endangered orang-utans

    • 11 November 2013
    • News story
  9. Food and Environment Research Agency: new business model

    • 8 November 2013
    • Press release
  10. Owners of dogs who kill could face 14 years imprisonment

    • 29 October 2013
    • News story

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