Caroline Dinenage Portrait

Caroline Dinenage

Conservative - Gosport

4 APPG memberships (as of 15 Jun 2022)
Adult Social Care, Carers, Polo, Women in the Penal System
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
13th Feb 2020 - 16th Sep 2021
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
9th Jan 2018 - 13th Feb 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
14th Jun 2017 - 9th Jan 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
17th Jul 2016 - 14th Jun 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
8th May 2015 - 17th Jul 2016
Minister for Equalities (Department for Education)
8th May 2015 - 17th Jul 2016
Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
5th Nov 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Science and Technology Committee
27th Feb 2012 - 4th Feb 2013
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
27th Feb 2012 - 4th Feb 2013


Select Committee Meeting
Monday 4th July 2022
10:15
Select Committee Meeting
Monday 4th July 2022
10:15
Select Committee Meeting
Monday 4th July 2022
12:30
Oral Question
Monday 4th July 2022
14:30
Department for Education
Oral Question No. 8
What steps his Department is taking to support children who lose parents to suicide.
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6th July 2022
14:00
Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Work of the Minister for Equalities on LGBT+ matters
6 Jul 2022, 2 p.m. View calendar
Division Votes
Monday 27th June 2022
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 283 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 295 Noes - 221
Speeches
Tuesday 28th June 2022
Women’s Rights to Reproductive Healthcare: United States
For me, the former First Lady, Michelle Obama summed this up in her open letter when she said that, when …
Written Answers
Tuesday 21st June 2022
British Overseas Territories: Hurricanes and Tornadoes
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th March 2022
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 March 2022 until further notice, Independent Non-Executive Director of LNT Care Developments Group (residential care home developer and …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Caroline Dinenage has voted in 434 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Caroline Dinenage voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 104 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 136
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Caroline Dinenage 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
Chi Onwurah (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(10 debate interactions)
Eleanor Laing (Conservative)
(8 debate interactions)
Gillian Keegan (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(41 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(10 debate contributions)
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Gosport 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).

Caroline Dinenage has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Caroline Dinenage

Caroline Dinenage has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Caroline Dinenage, 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.


Caroline Dinenage has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Caroline Dinenage has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Caroline Dinenage has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Caroline Dinenage has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


19 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
8th Mar 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study will be published to recognised legal representatives and core participants after it is completed on 14 March 2022.

I refer the Hon. Member to the Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS681, made on 15 March.

Michael Ellis
Paymaster General
5th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of mathematics graduates required to meet the Government’s ambition to achieve an investment in research and development of 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027.

In order to sustain the UK’s target of 2.4% research intensity of GDP by 2027, it is estimated the R&D sector will need a minimum of 150,000 additional researchers and technicians between 2021 and 2030. The R&D People & Culture Strategy set out our plan to tackle skills gaps, anticipate future needs in both business and academia, and build the workforce the UK needs. BEIS is working with partners to better understand the skills and workforce needed for research and innovation.

The UK continues to be a world leader in mathematics, and to support mathematics R&D, UKRI has awarded £104 million of additional funding into Mathematical Sciences, over and above EPSRC’s core Mathematical Sciences Theme budget. The additional investment has funded institutes, small and large research grants, fellowships, doctoral studentships, and postdoctoral awards.

George Freeman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
10th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a Smart Fund to help ensure creators and performers are remunerated for their work by using funds from sales of electronic devices which copy, store and share creative content.

The Government agrees that creators should be fairly remunerated. The Government is taking forward work to achieve this, including a programme considering the remuneration issues related to music streaming.

DCMS Ministers and officials have been engaging with the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) on their proposals for a Smart Fund. It is encouraging to see proposals from the sector to support creators and fair remuneration. However introducing statutory levies of this nature can present significant challenges, including the risk that costs would be passed to consumers. This is of particular concern in the context of wider cost of living challenges. We encourage DACS to work with the tech industry to explore options for industry-led solutions.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
10th Feb 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial and (b) other steps he is taking to help support nurseries and early years settings in (i) Gosport constituency, (ii) Hampshire and (iii) England facing disruption related to the covid-19 outbreak.

As we take the next steps in living with COVID-19, we remain committed to doing everything possible to protect face-to-face education and care, and keep early years providers open for all children.

At the Spending Review on 27 October 2021, the government announced additional funding of £160 million in the financial years 2022-23, £180 million in 2023-24, and £170 million in 2024-25, as compared to the current financial year. This is for local authorities to increase hourly rates paid to childcare providers. It also reflects cost pressures as well as anticipated changes in the number of eligible children.

The department continues to publish comprehensive guidance to support nurseries and other early years providers in delivering a safe and secure environment for children and staff as we continue to learn to live with COVID-19. This applies to providers across England. This guidance explains the control measures that providers should take to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes ensuring good hygiene, maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes, and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

The department has also issued guidance to clarify that providers can use the existing flexibilities on ratios that are set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. This will help manage short-term workforce pressures so long as children continue to be cared for safely.

The government continues to monitor the early years sector for issues, including through engagement with local authorities. These support measures apply to all early years and childcare providers across England.

Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
5th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of young people studying mathematics at higher education.

Universities are autonomous bodies, independent from government, and they have control over decisions about who to admit to their courses.

Mathematics remains the most popular A level subject and we are committed to increase participation in post-16 mathematics. We introduced reformed A levels which provide a better foundation to study Mathematics courses, including pure Mathematics, at a higher level. We fund the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme which supports schools and colleges to improve the effectiveness of level 3 maths teaching and provides targeted support for students preparing for study at higher education.

We are working with universities and academy trusts to establish a specialist Mathematics school in each region (and a total of 11 nationally). These aim to prepare more of our most mathematically able students to succeed in Mathematics disciplines at top universities.

We strongly believe effective careers guidance and advice is key to supporting young people in their education and career choices.

The government’s Careers Strategy sets out a long-term plan to build a world class careers system to achieve this ambition. The delivery of the Careers Strategy will ensure that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) encounters, such as with employers and apprenticeships, are built into school career programmes.

The government also supports around 25% of the total PhD population in the UK through grants awarded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Since January 2020, UKRI has awarded £104 million of additional funding into Mathematical Sciences, over and above the Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council’s core Mathematical Sciences Theme budget.

Michelle Donelan
Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)
14th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will review whether the requirement in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013 that sampling must be carried out between 15 May and 30 September should be expanded to all year round bathing water sampling.

My officials are currently undertaking a review of bathing water policy in England.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making CCTV compulsory in taxis.

The Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards issued in 2020 provides the Government’s view on the merits of installing CCTV in taxis and private hire vehicles; that it can deter those drivers that seek to abuse their position of trust and be of investigative and evidential value when this is alleged.

The use of CCTV can provide a safer environment not just for passengers but also for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers who often face verbal and physical assault, which is frequently racially motivated, and from false accusations.

All licensing authorities should consult to identify if there are local circumstances which indicate that the installation of CCTV in vehicles would have either a positive or an adverse net effect on the safety of taxi and private hire vehicle users and drivers, taking into account potential privacy issues.

Trudy Harrison
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
13th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of community diagnostic centres in England offer mammography services.

There are currently 90 community diagnostic centres (CDCs) operating in England, including supporting spoke sites. Of these, six CDCs or 7% of sites offer diagnostic mammography services.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
9th Feb 2022
IVF
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence's guidelines on access criteria for IVF, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England that limit access to IVF treatment on the NHS to women under the age of 35.

No such estimate has been made, as the Department does not collect this data centrally.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Feb 2022
IVF
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence's guidelines on access criteria for IVF, (a) what recent assessment he has made of the availability of IVF treatment on the NHS for women up to the age of 40 across Clinical Commissioning Groups in England and (b) what steps he is taking to address the variations in availability of IVF treatment in England.

The Department does not collect this information centrally.

The Government expects local National Health Service (NHS) commissioning bodies to commission fertility services in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, so that there is equitable access across England.

We are aware that some commissioners set additional non-clinical criteria. This is outside the best clinical practice and is not fair to patients with infertility.

The Department undertook an internal policy review about the variation in access to NHS fertility services, which was completed in 2021. The results of this review will inform our ambitions in the Women’s Health Strategy, which is due to be published in the Spring.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
24th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether non means tested monthly bereaved partner payments, paid to the bereaved relatives of the contaminated blood victims, will be paid for life.

The Government is committed to continue the support to the infected blood community.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals offer food to parents in hospital with their child.

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of his Department’s cancer research budget was spent on childhood cancer research in the last three years; and if he breakdown those figures by types of childhood cancer that received that funding.

This information is not held in the format requested. The Department funds research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR does not categorise research studies by age group or by type of childhood cancer.

In addition, not all studies research a specific condition but are aimed at prevention or to improve outcomes for multiple conditions.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support the Overseas Territories during hurricane seasons.

My Department coordinated a cross-government hurricane exercise earlier this month as part of its review of plans to ensure the UK provides a rapid and effective response this year. In May, officials also hosted a pre-hurricane season conference. We continue to invest in capability and capacity building programmes across the Overseas Territories.

Amanda Milling
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
10th Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason nurseries and early years education providers are explicitly excluded from the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund.

The Government provided enhanced support to the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors, as well as nurseries, during the pandemic given the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on high street footfall and nursery attendance.

In line with the Government roadmap to reopen the economy, nurseries are currently able to receive up to 66 per cent business rates relief until 31 March 2022. Although nurseries are no longer subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the Government will continue to provide support ahead of the revaluation in 2023. Freezing the multiplier for 2022-23 will support all ratepayers ahead of the revaluation in 2023, meaning bills are 3 per cent lower than without the freeze.

The COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund is designed to provide support to those businesses affected by COVID-19 that have not been covered by existing support linked to business rates. Nurseries received a full business rates holiday until 30 June 2021 and can claim a 66 per cent relief for the remainder of this financial year.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
10th Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional assistance with business rates to nurseries and early years education centres following the end of the Business rates relief: nurseries discount scheme in April 2022.

The Government provided enhanced support to the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors, as well as nurseries, during the pandemic given the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on high street footfall and nursery attendance.

In line with the Government roadmap to reopen the economy, nurseries are currently able to receive up to 66 per cent business rates relief until 31 March 2022. Although nurseries are no longer subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the Government will continue to provide support ahead of the revaluation in 2023. Freezing the multiplier for 2022-23 will support all ratepayers ahead of the revaluation in 2023, meaning bills are 3 per cent lower than without the freeze.

The COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund is designed to provide support to those businesses affected by COVID-19 that have not been covered by existing support linked to business rates. Nurseries received a full business rates holiday until 30 June 2021 and can claim a 66 per cent relief for the remainder of this financial year.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
8th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reconsider the Draught Relief policy so that it will apply to drinks served from draught containers less than 40 litres in order to benefit a wider range of breweries.

Our initial proposal is that the relief would apply to containers at least as big as the traditional firkin – a 40 litre cask. We will discuss the size of containers that will qualify for the relief with brewers as part of our consultation process.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
24th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will base the Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP) on the person's final salary at the end of service rather than their age.

Calculation of an individual's Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP) takes a number of factors into consideration. The GIP calculation takes account of both salary and age in determining the lifelong loss of earnings the individual is likely to face, both salary and pension, as a result of their service-caused injury or injuries. It also includes an enhancement for lost future military promotions. This calculation enables the department to provide a payment that not only recognises final salary but also loss of future potential earnings.

Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)