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David Johnston

Conservative - Wantage

4 APPG memberships (as of 21 Apr 2021)
AEA Technology Pensions, Football Club, Foreign Affairs, Social Mobility
David Johnston has no previous appointments

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Division Votes
Wednesday 28th April 2021
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 357 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 270 Noes - 358
Thursday 29th April 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

What steps his Department is taking to improve transport connections in rural areas. (914908)

Written Answers
Tuesday 15th December 2020
Carbon Emissions
What steps his Department is taking to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
1. Employment and earnings
27 December 2019, received £384.63 from Explora, 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA, for delivering a virtual learning …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Local Electricity Bill 2019-21
A Bill to enable electricity generators to become local electricity suppliers; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, David Johnston has voted in 286 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
David Johnston 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
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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)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(10 debate interactions)
Gavin Williamson (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Education
(9 debate interactions)
Jesse Norman (Conservative)
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(13 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(10 debate contributions)
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Wantage 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).

David Johnston has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by David Johnston

David Johnston has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by David Johnston, 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.

David Johnston has not been granted any Urgent Questions

David Johnston has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

David Johnston has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

3 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Explanation of written questions
5th Nov 2020
What assessment she has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of the digital capability of the CPS during the covid-19 outbreak.

The CPS successfully enabled almost its entire workforce to move to remote working at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, without business interruption. Working with partners, the CPS has helped the criminal justice system to continue to function throughout the pandemic.

The CPS Inspectorate published a report on the performance of the CPS at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak. It commended the organisation’s digital capability and strategic planning and its foresight in upgrading its digital capabilities.

Michael Ellis
Attorney General
15th Dec 2020
What steps his Department is taking to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

My Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution will turbo-charge our path to net zero with £12 billion of government investment. Yesterday, we published our ambitious Energy White Paper, and will publish further plans to decarbonise key sectors of the economy ahead of COP26, including our Net Zero Strategy.

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
8th Dec 2020
What steps his Department is taking to introduce problem-solving courts.

Problem-solving courts, which strengthen the judicial involvement in the oversight of sentences being served in the community, will provide a way to closely manage and rehabilitate those offenders who are frequently both prolific and vulnerable. The MoJ are committed to piloting Problem Solving Courts in up to five locations in the Sentencing White Paper, published 16 September. We will be taking forward the necessary legislative provisions to enable these pilots when Parliamentary time allows.

Pilots, based on international best-practice, will focus on offenders with substance misuse issues, domestic violence offences and female offenders.

The Court Service and Probation Service are closely involved in the design of the pilots, taking into consideration operational resources and the location of the necessary treatment services.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)