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Conor Burns

Conservative - Bournemouth West

10,150 (22.1%) majority - 2019 General Election

First elected: 6th May 2010


Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
7th Sep 2022 - 7th Oct 2022
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)
16th Sep 2021 - 7th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
25th Jul 2019 - 4th May 2020
Administration Committee
10th Mar 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Culture, Media and Sport Committee
29th Oct 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Education Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 2nd Nov 2010


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Conor Burns has voted in 552 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
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(10 debate interactions)
Gavin Robinson (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Northern Ireland Office
(157 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(35 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(31 debate contributions)
Home Office
(7 debate contributions)
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Bournemouth West 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).

Conor Burns has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Conor Burns

11th April 2019
Conor Burns signed this EDM on Thursday 11th April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 69
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Non-affiliated: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Conor Burns, 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.


Conor Burns has not been granted any Urgent Questions

2 Adjournment Debates led by Conor Burns

Tuesday 7th February 2023
Thursday 15th April 2021

Conor Burns has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Conor Burns has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 17 Written Questions

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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
1 Other Department Questions
23rd Oct 2023
To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the Church's position is on freedom of religion in conflict zones in (a) the Middle East and (b) Europe.

The National Church Institutions recognise that freedom of religion or belief, like other human rights, is strongly correlated with political stability, and that repression of freedom of religion or belief, whether by societal hostility or state discrimination, can serve as major drivers of conflict and violence.

Sadly, in too many parts of the world today, whether that be in Russia or Ukraine, or in Iraq and Israel, the discrimination against or targeting of religious minorities is commonly associated with rising social tensions, intercommunal strife, violence and even mass atrocities.

Andrew Selous
Second Church Estates Commissioner
10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 26 April to Question 181988 on Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services, how many people are on a waiting list for community musculoskeletal services.

Published Community Health Service waiting list data shows there were 286,424 adults waiting for community musculoskeletal services as of April 2023.

NHS England does not hold data on how many people waiting for community musculoskeletal services were provided with an appointment within a certain time of referral.

10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2023 to Question 172437 on Health Services: Waiting Lists, what personalised perioperative care plans for patients with arthritis will consist of.

From April 2023, providers are being asked to establish Perioperative Care Co-ordination teams. These are multidisciplinary teams who will assess health needs to proactively inform pre- and post-operative care and identify surgical risk factors in order to reduce the chance of cancellations and to improve patient outcomes.

Perioperative Care Co-ordination teams will work with patients to develop personalised preparation plans. These plans will detail both the clinical and the wider support needs of patients both leading up to the time of surgery and in the post-surgical period.

The teams will be able to refer people for specialist secondary care input where required and, in conjunction with social prescribing link workers, to connect people to the most appropriate community support for them.

10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what services will be offered through local musculoskeletal health hubs.

We are working with partners to define and scale up musculoskeletal (MSK) hubs in the community. This includes expanding access to community-based physical activity interventions and testing vocational support to help people with MSK conditions to manage their condition and remain in or return to work.

10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2023 to Question 172437 on Health Services: Waiting Lists, whether his Department has plans to work with (a) Versus Arthritis and (b) other charities on creating personalised preparation plans for patients.

Ministers regularly engage with stakeholders, including Versus Arthritis, on a range of issues. There was a Ministerial meeting with Versus Arthritis on 18 January 2023 to discuss trauma and orthopaedic waiting lists.

10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding of the report by Versus Arthritis entitled the State Of Musculoskeletal Health 2023 that there are over 10 million people living with arthritis in the UK.

Musculoskeletal conditions, which include arthritis, is one of the group of conditions included in the Major Conditions Strategy. The strategy will aim to identify actions in the areas of prevention, treatment and long-term management of care to improve outcomes for individuals across the six major condition groups.

To inform the development of the strategy and to ensure a wide range of experiences are considered, the Department has launched a call for evidence to seek wider views and ideas from the public and organisations including Versus Arthritis.

10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department's High Commission in Uganda has provided to the LGBT+ community in that country since the adoption of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023.

I [Andrew Mitchell] issued a statement on 29 May strongly condemning the Government of Uganda's decision to sign the deeply discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 into law. I met with the Ugandan Foreign Minister on 14 March and 4 May 2023, and the Ugandan High Commissioner on 1 June 2023, to underline the strength of our opposition to the Act and highlight its impacts on the safety of LGBT+ people in Uganda. The Prime Minister has also spoken with the Foreign Minister, as has the Foreign Secretary with the High Commissioner. The British High Commission in Uganda has made the strength of the UK's opposition to this Act clear across its engagements with the Ugandan Government, and is engaging with the LGBT+ community and human rights defenders to understand the impact of the Act on the safety of LGBT+ people and support their efforts to protect the rights of vulnerable communities.

Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what direct aid his Department has given to LGBTQ+ organisations in Uganda since the adoption of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023.

The UK works to tackle the root causes of human rights violations and abuses, including in Uganda. Since 2018, the UK has invested over £13.5 million in programmes to support the promotion and protection of LGBT+ rights globally, primarily in the Commonwealth. The British High Commission in Uganda is engaging with the LGBT+ community and human rights defenders to understand the impact of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on the safety of LGBT+ people and support their efforts to protect the rights of vulnerable communities.

Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
10th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on LGBT+ Rights has had with the Ugandan Government on that country's Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023.

I [Andrew Mitchell] issued a statement on 29 May strongly condemning the Government of Uganda's decision to sign the deeply discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 into law. I met with the Ugandan Foreign Minister on 14 March and 4 May 2023, and the Ugandan High Commissioner on 1 June 2023, to underline the strength of our opposition to the Act and highlight its impacts on the safety of LGBT+ people in Uganda. The Prime Minister has also spoken with the Foreign Minister, as has the Foreign Secretary with the High Commissioner. The British High Commission in Uganda has made the strength of the UK's opposition to this Act clear across its engagements with the Ugandan Government, and is engaging with the LGBT+ community and human rights defenders to understand the impact of the Act on the safety of LGBT+ people and support their efforts to protect the rights of vulnerable communities.

Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
5th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people awaiting asylum determination are housed in postcodes: (a) BH3 7, (b) BH12 5, (c) BH12 1, (d) BH10 6, (e) BH10 5, (f) BH9 2, (g) BH4 9, (h) BH9 1, (i) BH4 8, (j) BH2 6, (k) BH11 9, (l) BH10 4, (m) BH12 4, (n) BH10 7, (o) BH1 1, (p) BH2 5, (q) BH11 8 and (r) BH1 2?.

Whilst we hold information regarding the number of people awaiting the outcome of their asylum claim in each postcode, this information is not held in a reportable format.

12th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department holds information on the number of people awaiting asylum determination in each parliamentary constituency.

Whilst we hold information regarding asylum claimants in each parliamentary constituency, this information is not held in a reportable format.

12th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the end date is in the contracts between her Department and hotels in Bournemouth housing asylum claimants.

The enduring solution is to stop the illegal, dangerous, and unnecessary small boat crossings that are overwhelming our asylum system. The Home Office works tirelessly, alongside other government departments, to reduce the Government’s dependency on hotels for contingency accommodation through a package of long-term and short-term measures. Hotels are on a rolling contract and in the event we decommission a site, there is a notice period to ensure that our accommodation providers can safely relocate residents.

We expect high standards from all of our providers, and we have a robust governance framework in place to manage service delivery of the Asylum Accommodation Support Contracts (AASC). Details of the AASC can be found at:

New asylum accommodation contracts awarded - GOV.UK www.gov.uk/government/news/new-asylum-accommodation-contracts-awarded

12th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the break date is for the contracts between her Department and hotels in Bournemouth for housing asylum claimants.

The enduring solution is to stop the illegal, dangerous, and unnecessary small boat crossings that are overwhelming our asylum system. The Home Office works tirelessly, alongside other government departments, to reduce the Government’s dependency on hotels for contingency accommodation through a package of long-term and short-term measures. Hotels are on a rolling contract and in the event we decommission a site, there is a notice period to ensure that our accommodation providers can safely relocate residents.

We expect high standards from all of our providers, and we have a robust governance framework in place to manage service delivery of the Asylum Accommodation Support Contracts (AASC). Details of the AASC can be found at:

New asylum accommodation contracts awarded - GOV.UK www.gov.uk/government/news/new-asylum-accommodation-contracts-awarded

12th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hotels are housing asylum seekers in (a) Bournemouth West constituency, (b) Bournemouth East constituency, (c) Poole constituency, (d) Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency, (e) Southampton Itchen constituency, (f) Southampton Test constituency and (g) Romsey constituency; and how many asylum seekers are housed in each of those constituencies.

The latest published Immigration Statistics detail the number of supported asylum seekers accommodated in each local authority area. These statistics can be found at Asylum and resettlement datasets Asylum and resettlement datasets - GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/asylum-and-resettlement-datasets opens in a new tab), under the document Asylum seekers in receipt of support (second edition). Data are published on a quarterly basis, with the next quarterly figures due to be released 24 August 2023.

24th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made with the investigation of the Abdulrahimzai case; and when she plans to publish the report.

The Home Office is conducting an internal investigation to examine the circumstances surrounding this case. We do not routinely publish internal reports and there are no plans to do so here.

All asylum claimants are subject to mandatory security checks against their claimed identity including criminality checks on UK databases and we are working to strengthen ties with international partners to make vital intelligence sharing more seamless. Individuals attempting to dupe the system using multiple names and ages will face decisive action.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
9th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in the initial stage of assessment were housed in hotel accommodation in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area on (a) 1 July 2020, (b) 1 August 2020, (c) 1 September 2020 and (d) 1 October 2020.

The number of asylum seekers accommodated in each local authority can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/asylum-and-resettlement-datasets#asylum-support

This includes the numbers of those accommodated under Section 98, Section 95 and Section 4.

Data is published on a quarterly basis from 31st March 2014 with the latest information covering until 30th June 2020. The next quarterly figures are due to be released in November 2020

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)