Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science

Lord de Mauley TD


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:

Science and research

  • Agri-tech Strategy
  • Environmental science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pesticides and chemicals
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Food and Environment Research Agency

Natural environment

  • Biodiversity
  • Pollinators
  • Land management and soil
  • National Parks and AONBs
  • Ecosystem services
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee
  • Wildlife management


  • Plant and tree health
  • Invasive non-native species

Animal welfare

  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Wild animals in circuses

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


  1. Forests and woodland

    • 5 February 2015


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    • 25 March 2015
    • News story
  2. UK leads global crackdown on illegal wildlife trade

    • 25 March 2015
    • Press release
  3. £16 million boost for agricultural innovators

    • 23 March 2015
    • Press release
  4. Government funded spider venom project to provide lifeline for bees

    • 24 December 2014
    • Press release
  5. Lord de Mauley speech at the Fertile Minds conference

    • 27 November 2014
    • Speech
  6. £5 million for agricultural innovation

    • 22 October 2014
    • Press release
  7. Dangerous dogs: tough new law to help prevent attacks

    • 17 October 2014
    • Press release
  8. Combined agency to safeguard animal and plant health

    • 11 August 2014
    • News story
  9. Bees' needs: public urged to support pollinators

    • 18 July 2014
    • Press release
  10. Dangerous dogs: owners face tougher sentences for attacks

    • 13 May 2014
    • Press release