Chris Skidmore Portrait

Chris Skidmore

Conservative - Kingswood

5 APPG memberships (as of 6 Oct 2021)
Education Technology, Museums, Space, St George's Day, University
2 Former APPG memberships
Archives and History, Western Gateway
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)
10th Sep 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
8th Jan 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
24th Jul 2019 - 10th Sep 2019
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)
5th Dec 2018 - 24th Jul 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)
17th Jul 2016 - 8th Jan 2018
Education Committee
5th Nov 2012 - 18th Mar 2014
Health and Social Care Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 17th Jun 2013


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 27th October 2021
09:25
Health and Care Bill - Debate
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
27 Oct 2021, 9:25 a.m. View calendar
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 27th October 2021
14:00
Health and Care Bill - Debate
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
27 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. View calendar
Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 28th October 2021
11:30
Health and Care Bill - Debate
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
28 Oct 2021, 11:30 a.m. View calendar
Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 28th October 2021
14:00
Health and Care Bill - Debate
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
28 Oct 2021, 2 p.m. View calendar
Division Votes
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Health and Care Bill (Seventeenth sitting)
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 6 Noes - 10
Speeches
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Health and Care Bill (Ninth sitting)

I beg to move amendment 94, in clause 33, page 40, line 6, leave out from beginning to end of …

Written Answers
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Research
What progress he is making on developing the proposals in the Research and Development Roadmap.
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Essay Mills (Prohibition) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to prohibit the operation and advertising of essay mill services; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th June 2021
1. Employment and earnings
4 May 2021, received £960.29 royalty payment for a previous publication from Springer Nature Ltd, Cromwell Place Hampshire International Business …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Chris Skidmore has voted in 309 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Chris Skidmore 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
View All Chris Skidmore Division Votes

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.

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Kingswood 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 Skidmore has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Chris Skidmore

Chris Skidmore has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Chris Skidmore, 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 Skidmore has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Chris Skidmore has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

5 Bills introduced by Chris Skidmore


A Bill to prohibit the operation and advertising of essay mill services; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 10th February 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that pupils in secondary education are guaranteed the opportunity to study for qualifications including triple science GCSEs and all English Baccalaureate GCSE subjects; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 24th March 2015

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require the Secretary of State to create a pupil characteristic known as pupils at risk of educational disadvantage; to require schools to establish individual education plans for pupils so identified and to monitor the educational progress of such pupils during their school career; to require certain information about such pupils to be published at a national level and to be included in reports compiled by Ofsted; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 6th May 2014

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to provide that communities may appeal against planning decisions on collection of the signatures of a required percentage of the electorate in the relevant ward within a designated time period; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 11th December 2012

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to provide that any Member of Parliament who changes voluntarily his or her political party affiliation described on the ballot paper at the time he or she was elected is deemed to have vacated his or her seat; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Chris Skidmore has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


1 Written Question 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
23rd Mar 2021
What progress he is making on developing the proposals in the Research and Development Roadmap.

We continue to make excellent progress on implementing the R&D Roadmap. Most recently, I am thrilled that the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill has been introduced to this House, seeking to establish a new funding body focused on high-risk, high-reward research.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury