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Chris Heaton-Harris

Conservative - Daventry

First elected: 6th May 2010

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(since September 2022)

Chris Heaton-Harris is not a member of any APPGs
11 Former APPG memberships
Biomass, Dance, Events Industry, Football, Football Club, Global Education, Global Education for All, Learning Disability, Maternity, Pitcairn Islands, Sport
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip
8th Feb 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
19th Dec 2021 - 8th Feb 2022
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
25th Jul 2019 - 19th Dec 2021
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Exiting the European Union)
9th Jul 2018 - 3rd Apr 2019
Selection Committee
11th Jan 2018 - 5th Sep 2018
Committee of Selection
11th Jan 2018 - 5th Sep 2018
Comptroller (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons)
9th Jan 2018 - 9th Jul 2018
Vice Chamberlain (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons)
15th Jun 2017 - 9th Jan 2018
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
17th Jul 2016 - 15th Jun 2017
European Scrutiny Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Public Accounts Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Chris Heaton-Harris has voted in 651 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(44 debate interactions)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(26 debate interactions)
Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit)
(19 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Northern Ireland Office
(321 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(240 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(68 debate contributions)
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Daventry 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).

Chris Heaton-Harris has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Chris Heaton-Harris

18th July 2019
Chris Heaton-Harris signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 18th July 2019

Electricity

Tabled by: John Hayes (Conservative - South Holland and The Deepings)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Smart Export Guarantee Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1005), dated 9 June 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 10 June 2019, be annulled.
2 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 2
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Chris Heaton-Harris, 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.


Chris Heaton-Harris has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Chris Heaton-Harris has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

9 Bills introduced by Chris Heaton-Harris

Introduced: 29th June 2023

A Bill to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources for the year ending 31 March 2024 (including income); to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of that year; to authorise the use of those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of those sums; and to repeal a spent provision.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 18th September 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 9th February 2023

A Bill to make provision to extend the period following the Northern Ireland Assembly election of 5 May 2022 during which Ministers may be appointed and after which the Secretary of State must propose a date for another election; to allow the Secretary of State to propose a date for another election before Ministers have been appointed; and to amend the procedure for making regulations defining permitted material for transplantation in Northern Ireland under section 3 of the Human Tissue Act 2004 in the period until the Presiding Officer and deputies of the Assembly are elected.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 28th February 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 27th April 2023

A Bill to Extend the period during which departmental functions may be exercised in the absence of Ministers to cover the whole of the current period in which there is no Executive; to give the Secretary of State power, during that period, to commission advice and information for the purpose of developing options for raising more public revenue in Northern Ireland or otherwise improving the sustainability of public finances in Northern Ireland; and to require certain accounts and related documents to be laid before the House of Commons in periods in which the Northern Ireland Assembly is not functioning.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 24th May 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 21st November 2022

A Bill to make provision to extend the period following the Northern Ireland Assembly election of 5 May 2022 during which Ministers may be appointed and after which the Secretary of State must propose a date for another election; about the exercise of functions in the absence of Northern Ireland Ministers; to confer powers on the Secretary of State to determine salaries and other benefits for Members of the Assembly in respect of periods in which the Assembly is not functioning; and to confer powers on the Secretary of State to set the regional rate in Northern Ireland.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 6th December 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 12th January 2023

A Bill to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources for the years ending 31 March 2023 and 2024 (including, for the year ending 31 March 2023, income); to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of those years; to authorise the use of those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of those sums; and to repeal provisions superseded by this Act.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 8th February 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 5th July 2022

A Bill to make provision for, and in connection with, imposing a charge on ring fence profits of companies.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 14th July 2022 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for access to innovative medical treatments; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2016 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 24th January 2024

A Bill to make provision to extend the period following the Northern Ireland Assembly election of 5 May 2022 during which Ministers may be appointed.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th January 2024 and was enacted into law.


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. The Bill would give powers to local authorities to specify in their neighbourhood development plans (defined as in the Localism Bill) a 'recommended best practice set-back distance' between onshore wind turbines and habitations. It includes recommendations for this set-back distance, calculated as a multiple of the turbine rotor diameter.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 17th November 2010

1 Bill co-sponsored by Chris Heaton-Harris

Football Regulation Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christian Matheson (Ind)


Chris Heaton-Harris has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament