Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

The Rt Hon Lord Henley

Biography

Lord Henley was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 27 October 2017.

He was a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from 21 December 2016 to 15 June 2017, and a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip) from 21 November 2016 to 15 June 2017.

He is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Lord Henley served as Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction from September 2011 to September 2012. He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2010 to 2011.

Lord Henley held a number of positions in the previous Conservative government, including Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Social Security, the Department for Employment and the Ministry of Defence. He was also Minister of State for the Department of Education and Employment. In Opposition, he served as Chief Whip, Deputy Speaker and was Opposition spokesperson for Legal Affairs and Justice.

He was educated at Clifton College, Bristol and Durham University. He was called to the Bar in 1977.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Responsibilities include:

  • industrial strategy
  • Lords lead on all BEIS issues
  • industrial policy (with the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry)
    • technology and emerging sectors
    • infrastructure/construction
    • professional services
    • rail supply chain
    • defence
    • maritime
  • life sciences
  • EU on-going business
  • better regulation and regulatory reform
  • HM Land Registry
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Companies House
  • corporate minister

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Lords)

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)

    • 2016 to 2017
  3. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Resource Management, the Local Environment and Environmental Science

    • 2010 to 2011

Announcements

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  1. Anthony Browne appointed to the Regulatory Policy Committee

    • News story
  2. Lord Henley: Immigration Rules change

    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Late Night Drinking; dealing with the problems : response to the consultation

    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Lynne Featherstone: Annual Report of the Security Industry Authority: 2010 /11

    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) Report on Corruption in the Police Service in England & Wales

    • Statement to Parliament
  6. Asylum and Migration Fund and the Internal Security Fund (Police): UK opt-in

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Innovative projects share £10m funding

    • News story
  8. Lord Henley’s keynote address to Green Alliance conference on the Eco Design Directive

    • Speech
  9. Lord Henley: International Energy Agency’s conference “Saving more energy through compliance”

    • Speech
  10. Lord Henley: International Energy Agency’s conference “Saving more energy through compliance”

    • Speech