Graham Stuart Portrait

Graham Stuart

Conservative - Beverley and Holderness

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
9th Jan 2018 - 16th Sep 2021
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
17th Jul 2016 - 9th Jan 2018
Liaison Committee (Commons)
19th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Education Committee
10th Jun 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Children, Schools and Families
9th Nov 2007 - 6th May 2010
Environmental Audit Committee
23rd Jan 2006 - 6th May 2010
Education & Skills
22nd Oct 2007 - 8th Nov 2007
Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee)
18th Mar 2007 - 3rd Aug 2007


There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Monday 27th June 2022
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 283 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 295 Noes - 221
Speeches
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
Q4. When the Prime Minister gets passionate, things get done. Brexit is done. The vaccine—[Interruption.] If the …
Written Answers
Monday 20th June 2022
Agriculture: Regional Planning and Development
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 4th October 2021
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BPI (British Recorded Music Industry Ltd)
Address of donor: Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7JA
Amount …
EDM signed
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
STATE-FUNDED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM
That this House expresses concern that victims of terrorist atrocities are not automatically eligible for legal aid; regrets that a …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Graham Stuart has voted in 418 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)
(12 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(9 debate interactions)
Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for International Trade
(161 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(6 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Graham Stuart has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Beverley and Holderness 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).

Petitions with highest Beverley and Holderness signature proportion
Petitions with most Beverley and Holderness signatures
Graham Stuart has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Graham Stuart

8th May 2019
Graham Stuart signed this EDM on Tuesday 3rd September 2019

STATE-FUNDED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM

Tabled by: Stephen Lloyd (Liberal Democrat - Eastbourne)
That this House expresses concern that victims of terrorist atrocities are not automatically eligible for legal aid; regrets that a recently published government review rejected introducing automatic non-means-tested legal aid funding to bereaved families after a state-related death; notes that state organisations involved in deaths from terrorist attacks have access …
81 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Conservative: 9
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 8
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
23rd March 2016
Graham Stuart signed this EDM on Tuesday 26th April 2016

G7 INSURESILIENCE INITIATIVE ON CLIMATE RISK INSURANCE

Tabled by: Caroline Spelman (Conservative - Meriden)
That this House understands poverty reduction among vulnerable people and countries in the developing world to be seriously jeopardised by extreme weather events, such as major droughts, storms and floods, which are being intensified and made more frequent by climate change; highlights the importance of insurance as a mechanism to …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Conservative: 4
Labour: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Graham Stuart, 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.


Graham Stuart has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Graham Stuart has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Graham Stuart has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Graham Stuart has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


14 Written Questions 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
1 Other Department Questions
8th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including projects on protecting farmland from flooding in the next allocation round of Levelling Up funding.

The Levelling Up Fund will support urban and rural communities to deliver benefits across the United Kingdom. It is for bidding authorities to put forward the bids that they feel will best support their Levelling Up ambitions across the themes of Regeneration, Culture and Transport.

Local authorities can also use their UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation for this type of intervention. This includes funding for new, or improvements to existing, community and neighbourhood infrastructure projects including those that increase communities' resilience to natural hazards, such as flooding. This could cover capital spend and running costs.

Neil O'Brien
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
28th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to provide further detail on the (a) twin track production strategy for hydrogen and (b) Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Revenue Support scheme.

The Government will shortly be publishing responses to the consultations on the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund, Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard, and Hydrogen Business Model. The latter provides the framework for spending under the Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Revenue Scheme. These publications will set out more detail on how the Government will support both electrolytic ‘green’ and carbon capture enabled ‘blue’ hydrogen production, as part of a twin track approach.

The Government expects that up to 500MW of electrolytic hydrogen production projects and 1GW of CCUS-enabled hydrogen will be operational or in construction by the mid-2020s.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
28th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his planned timetable is for the six-month update on the Hydrogen Strategy.

The Government published its first ever UK Hydrogen Strategy in August 2021, putting the UK at the forefront of the race to develop low carbon hydrogen.

The Strategy committed to provide regular updates to the market as our policy develops, with the first of these updates expected shortly. This will include publishing responses to our consultations on the Hydrogen Business Model, Net Zero Hydrogen Fund and Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
28th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the UK maximises the potential economic opportunities of low carbon hydrogen and carbon capture, usage and storage.

The Government has committed to publishing a Sector Development Action Plan to set out how government and industry will support UK companies to seize supply chain opportunities, skills and jobs across the hydrogen economy. In addition, the Government’s aim to capture and store 20-30 MtCO2 per year by 2030 will offer significant opportunities for investment and UK exports.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
28th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Hydrogen Strategy and Net Zero Strategy, what progress his Department has made on understanding the (a) costs and (b) benefits of introducing hydrogen into the power sector.

The Government views hydrogen as an important component of the UK’s future power system. Government analysis[1] shows that having hydrogen available in the power sector could achieve lower emissions at a lower cost than scenarios without hydrogen. The extent of hydrogen’s impact is dependent on the quantity and cost of hydrogen available for generating electricity.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/modelling-2050-electricity-system-analysis

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
28th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the levels of hydrogen storage capacity required to (a) facilitate the anticipated growth of and (b) help guard against price spikes in that market; and what steps he plans to take to help ensure that that capacity is delivered in a timely manner.

In the UK Hydrogen Strategy, the Government set out that hydrogen storage can support the hydrogen economy in a range of ways that position it as a strategic asset as part of a fully decarbonised, net zero economy. In the strategy, the Government committed to undertake a review of systemic hydrogen storage requirements in the 2020s and beyond, including its potential role as a critical enabler for some end-use sectors.

The review is underway and will consider whether funding or other incentives are needed, whether regulation might be required to ensure that the necessary storage infrastructure is available when needed, and what form this might take.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
14th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the wider infrastructure required to deliver industrial decarbonisation; and how those requirements will be including when assessing bids in Phase 2 of its CCUS Cluster Sequencing Process.

Industrial emissions need to drop by 63-76% by 2035. Achieving this means going further and faster on fuel switching and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). The Government is working with industry to understand what changes and developments of network and storage infrastructure would be required to enable the UK to reach these ambitions.

The assessment of Phase-2 CCUS cluster sequencing projects is ongoing, during which project submissions will be assessed against several criteria, including the credibility and deliverability of their plans to connect to the Transport & Storage Networks selected in Phase-1.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
14th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure that policy and regulation in the development of hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage in the UK supports the development of UK capability as part of delivering value for money for the public purse.

The UK Hydrogen Strategy makes clear that maximising UK capabilities across the value chain is a key aim of developing our hydrogen economy. The Strategy committed government to publishing a Sector Development Action Plan in 2022, which will set out what government and industry will do to the support the UK supply chain to develop capabilities in production, transportation, distribution and storage and various end uses.

The Government’s Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage (CCUS) supply chain roadmap sets out how government and industry can support UK capability in the CCUS supply chain as part of an investable, cost-effective and delivery focused sector. The industrial clusters will be the starting point for a new carbon capture industry, which could support up to 50,000 jobs in the UK by 2030, including a sizeable export potential.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
14th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) attract foreign direct investment into and (b) strengthen UK supply chains for the UK’s emerging blue and green hydrogen sectors.

The Government has set out a strong framework for investment through the UK Hydrogen Strategy and Hydrogen Business Model, and showcases overseas the opportunities for investment in the supply chain.

Our forthcoming Sector Development Action Plan will make clear what government and industry will do to the support the UK supply chain in the production of low carbon hydrogen, but also across the wider value chain.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
14th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of (a) the Hydrogen to Humber Saltend project and (b) other similar projects in making the UK a world leader in the (a) elimination of industrial emissions in the UK and the (b) export of such technologies.

Following Phase 1 of the Cluster Sequencing process, the Hynet and East Coast Clusters (which includes the Hydrogen to Humber Saltend project) have been confirmed as Track 1 clusters. This puts these places among the potential early industrial ‘SuperPlaces’ which will be at the forefront of low carbon and renewable technological development. The investment in these places will develop resilient supply chains, support jobs, and position UK companies at the forefront of an exciting growing global market with potential export opportunities.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
17th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) availability of pain services and (b) Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance’s core offer for pain services.

No specific assessment has been made. The majority of routine treatment and support for people with chronic pain is provided by local primary, community and secondary care services and commissioned via clinical commissioning groups. For patients with severe and complex pain, NHS England commissions specialised care. Upon referral to specialist centres, patients can access a range of health professionals, including consultant specialists, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists and physiotherapists and receive specialised treatment.

The core offer for pain services produced by the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance is informing guidance on the provision of high-quality services for people living with long-term pain conditions currently being produced by NHS England.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
17th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate support is provided to people who live with severe chronic pain.

The majority of routine treatment and support for people with chronic pain is provided by local primary, community and secondary care services and commissioned via clinical commissioning groups. For patients with severe and complex pain, NHS England commissions specialised care. Upon referral to specialist centres, patients can access a range of health professionals, including consultant specialists, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists and physiotherapists and receive specialised treatment.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance on chronic pain in April 2021, which includes recommendations on how chronic pain can be managed through pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, such as exercise programmes, acupuncture and psychological therapy.

NHS England has established a task and finish group to produce guidance on the provision of services for people living with long-term pain conditions by September 2022. The guidance is aimed at integrated care systems, to provide core principles which can be used to inform the development of local models of care for complex pain.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
17th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that people with chronic pain have access to non-pharmacological interventions as outlined in the NICE guideline on chronic pain.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published its guideline on chronic pain in April 2021 which includes recommendations on how chronic pain can be managed through pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, such as exercise programmes, acupuncture, and psychological therapy.

While NICE’s guideline describes best practice and should be taken fully into account in the care and treatment of individual patients, it is not mandatory and does not override a medical practitioner’s clinical judgement.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)