Andrew Jones Portrait

Andrew Jones

Conservative - Harrogate and Knaresborough

First elected: 6th May 2010

UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [Lords]
16th Nov 2022 - 22nd Nov 2022
Finance (No.2) Bill
8th Dec 2021 - 11th Jan 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
13th Nov 2018 - 26th Jul 2019
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
8th Jan 2018 - 13th Nov 2018
Public Accounts Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 5th Feb 2018
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
15th Jun 2017 - 8th Jan 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
8th May 2015 - 15th Jun 2017
Regulatory Reform
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015

Oral Question
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
Topical Question No. 5
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
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Oral Question
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
Oral Question No. 7
What steps she is taking to help increase private sector investment in green technologies.
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Department Event
Tuesday 26th March 2024
Ministry of Justice
Oral questions - Main Chamber
26 Mar 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Justice (including Topical Questions)
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 26th March 2024
Liaison Committee (Commons) - Oral evidence
Subject: Work of the Prime Minister
26 Mar 2024, 12:30 p.m.
At 1:00pm: Oral evidence
Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Prime Minister
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Division Votes
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Reform)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 51 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 63 Noes - 81
Monday 19th February 2024
Antisemitism in the UK
I thank my right hon. Friend for his statement, and join him in paying tribute to the work of the …
Written Answers
Thursday 1st February 2024
Tree Planting
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase …
Early Day Motions
None available
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MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th October 2023
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Andrew Thirkill
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 28th March 2023
Bus Services (Consultation) Bill 2022-23
A Bill to require consultation of bus users before changes are made to bus services; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Andrew Jones has voted in 912 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Andrew Jones voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 72 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
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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
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
(27 debate interactions)
Rishi Sunak (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(24 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(23 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(49 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(45 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(33 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(33 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Finance Act 2020
(3,634 words contributed)
Finance Act 2021
(3,102 words contributed)
Financial Services Bill 2019-21
(1,336 words contributed)
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Harrogate and Knaresborough Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Harrogate and Knaresborough signature proportion
Andrew Jones has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

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

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Andrew Jones has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Andrew Jones

Wednesday 9th November 2022

Andrew Jones has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

10 Written Questions in the current parliament

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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
25th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support women starting and growing businesses.

All Government’s business support schemes are open to eligible businesses including female entrepreneurs.

The Start-Up Loans programme has provided more than 31,000 loans, worth over £245m, to female entrepreneurs as of October 2020.

Additionally, we continue to work with the private sector to deliver the eight initiatives of the Rose Review. Great progress has been made over the past year with joint NatWest and Be the Business launching the ‘Rose Review Female Entrepreneurs Mentoring Programme’ on 27 October.

24th Mar 2022
What recent progress her Department has made on tackling fraudulent online advertisements.

The Government introduced the Online Safety Bill to Parliament on 17 March. Through the Bill, the largest social media companies will need to take robust action to tackle fraud, including fraudulent online advertisements. This will ensure that people using the largest platforms are protected from scams, and ensure these services do not profit from illegal activity.

We have also launched a consultation on proposals for wider reform of online advertising regulations, including in relation to fraud.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
25th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase tree planting.

The England Trees Action Plan, funded by over £675 million of the Nature for Climate Fund, is transforming England’s tree planting and woodland management. We have set a statutory target to increase tree canopy and woodland cover of England to 16.5% by 2050. Last year, over 3,600 hectares of trees were planted (4.7 million trees) - the highest planting rate for nearly a decade – a massive boost to a sector that employs over 33,000 people across the UK. The framework is now in place with the plan to further increase tree planting and treble planting rates in England by the end of this parliament. We’re also securing and growing nursery capacity to boost the supply of healthy seeds and trees.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
21st Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress his Department has made on increasing processing times for access to work applications made by disabled people.

Access to Work have recruited more people and redeployed existing colleagues to support the processing of applications. We have also reviewed our processes and looked to streamline, where we can, to speed up decision making. Alongside that, we are continuing to transform the service through digitalisation and aim to introduce an online claims portal and an improved application process in the Spring. Whilst we still have a number of newer colleagues in training, these activities are showing positive results with an improvement in processing times and increases in clearances.

Tom Pursglove
Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)
6th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to help disabled people find employment.

There are a range of Government initiatives supporting disabled people, and people with health conditions, to start, stay and succeed in work. These include:

  • Increasing Work Coach support in Jobcentres for people with health conditions receiving Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Disability Employment Advisers in Jobcentres offering advice and expertise on how to help disabled people and people with health conditions into work;
  • The Work and Health Programme and Intensive Personalised Employment Support, providing tailored and personalised support for participants;
  • Access to Work grants towards extra costs of working beyond standard reasonable adjustments;
  • Disability Confident encouraging employers to think differently about disability and health, and to take positive action to address the issues employees face in the workplace;
  • The Information and Advice Service providing better integrated and tailored guidance on supporting and managing health and disability in the workplace; and
  • Support in partnership between DWP and the health system, including Employment Advice in NHS Talking Therapies services, which combines psychological treatment and employment support for people with mental health conditions.
Tom Pursglove
Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)
26th Apr 2022
What steps she is taking to help support women and girls in Afghanistan.

Last month we co-hosted a donor conference with the UN, Qatar and Germany. This raised over $2.4 billion for the UN’s humanitarian appeal.

Ahead of the summit, the Foreign Secretary announced the UK’s pledge of £286 million for Afghanistan this financial year.

The Foreign Secretary has committed to prioritising funding for women and girls. In Afghanistan, we will ensure at least 50% of those we reach with our aid should be women and girls.

James Cleverly
Home Secretary
29th Aug 2023
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on reducing the level of national debt.

Reducing the national debt is one the Prime Minister’s five priorities and will provide the foundations for sustainable growth. The independent Office for Budget Responsibility confirmed in March that the government is on track to deliver this, meeting our fiscal rules with underlying debt falling as a percentage of GDP in 2027-28. We have shown we will take the difficult but necessary decisions to ensure that debt is falling.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
10th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to invest in technology and skills relevant to the armed forces throughout the UK.

The Ministry of Defence is investing more than £6.6 billion in research and development over the next four years to ensure our Armed Forces have the technologies and skills they need to meet new and emerging threats.

In addition, the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy includes commitments to work with industry to nurture and develop relevant skills in the sectors.

1st Feb 2021
What assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on employment of the defence settlement.

The Ministry of Defence already supports over 390,000 jobs in the UK and in 2019, the UK won £11billion worth of export orders. The multi-year defence settlement will protect this important contribution and build on it by investing in cutting edge capabilities, research and development.

22nd Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department considers the minimum population size to be for a newly-established unitary authority for that authority to achieve (a) value for money and (b) quality service delivery.

The Devolution and Local Recovery White Paper to be published this Autumn will set out our transformative plans for economic recovery and renewal, and for levelling up opportunity, prosperity, and well-being across the country. Whilst traditionally various population ranges for unitary councils have been referred to, where a unitary council is proposed its particular circumstances need to be considered when assessing whether its population would be appropriate.