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Eleanor Laing

Conservative - Epping Forest

First elected: 1st May 1997

Eleanor Laing is not a member of any APPGs
1 Former APPG membership
British Hindus
Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission
30th Jan 2023 - 30th Jan 2023
Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission
23rd Sep 2020 - 30th Jan 2023
Finance Committee (Commons)
9th Mar 2020 - 13th Dec 2022
Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)
16th Oct 2013 - 6th Nov 2019
Panel of Chairs
28th Jun 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Standing Orders
1st Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Panel of Chairs
16th Oct 2013 - 3rd May 2017
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
3rd Dec 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Scottish Affairs Committee
28th Jan 2013 - 6th Jan 2014
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
12th Nov 2012 - 22nd Nov 2013
Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 31st Oct 2013
Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)
23rd Jun 2011 - 26th Mar 2012
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
26th Jul 2010 - 28th Mar 2011
Shadow Minister (Justice)
3rd Jul 2007 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Minister (Women and Equality)
8th Dec 2005 - 3rd Jul 2007
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
10th May 2005 - 8th Dec 2005
Shadow Minister (Women)
6th Jul 2004 - 10th May 2005
Shadow Minister (Children)
1st Jul 2003 - 1st Dec 2003
Shadow Spokesperson (Education)
1st Jul 2001 - 1st Jul 2003
Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales)
1st Jul 2000 - 1st Jul 2001
Opposition Whip (Commons)
1st Oct 1998 - 1st Jul 2000
Employment Sub-committee
31st Jul 1997 - 29th Nov 1999
Education & Employment
14th Jul 1997 - 29th Nov 1999
Transport Sub-committee
1st Jul 1998 - 5th Jul 1999
Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs
22nd Jun 1998 - 5th Jul 1999

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Eleanor Laing has voted in 12 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)
(57 debate interactions)
Chris Bryant (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Creative Industries and Digital)
(52 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
(38 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(264 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(262 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(226 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(221 debate contributions)
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Epping Forest 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).

Petition Debates Contributed

The Government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”.

We, the British public, demand the release of the official research on grooming gangs undertaken by the Government in full.

The Home Secretary said what happened to victims of child sexual exploitation gangs was “one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience.” Last year local authorities identified 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation. We want an independent public inquiry into Grooming Gangs.

In light of the recent outbreak and lock down, those on maternity leave should be given 3 extra months paid leave, at least. This time is for bonding and social engaging with other parents and babies through baby groups which are vital for development and now everything has been cancelled.

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

Latest EDMs signed by Eleanor Laing

Eleanor Laing has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Eleanor Laing, 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.

Eleanor Laing has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Eleanor Laing has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Eleanor Laing

Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 4th 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 designate Monday 15 June 2015 as a bank holiday in the United Kingdom to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 7th September 2011

Eleanor Laing has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Eleanor Laing has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament