Katherine Fletcher Portrait

Katherine Fletcher

Conservative - South Ribble

First elected: 12th December 2019


Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee
20th Nov 2023 - 15th Jan 2024
Energy Bill [HL]
17th May 2023 - 29th Jun 2023
Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill
15th Mar 2023 - 23rd Mar 2023
Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill
1st Mar 2023 - 8th Mar 2023
Powers of Attorney Bill
22nd Feb 2023 - 1st Mar 2023
Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill
6th Dec 2022 - 7th Dec 2022
UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [Lords]
16th Nov 2022 - 22nd Nov 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
20th Sep 2022 - 27th Oct 2022
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
20th Sep 2022 - 27th Oct 2022
Science and Technology Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 25th Oct 2022
Science, Innovation and Technology Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 25th Oct 2022
Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill
7th Sep 2022 - 9th Oct 2022
Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill
22nd Jun 2022 - 7th Jul 2022
Petitions Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 21st Jun 2022


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Katherine Fletcher has voted in 983 divisions, and 5 times against the majority of their Party.

8 Sep 2020 - Fisheries Bill [ Lords ] (First sitting) - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative No votes vs 9 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 9 Noes - 6
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
24 Jun 2020 - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative No votes vs 56 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 47
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher 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
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 72 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
View All Katherine Fletcher 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.

Sparring Partners
Alan Whitehead (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)
(17 debate interactions)
Stephanie Peacock (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
(12 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(59 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(30 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Trade Bill 2019-21
(2,644 words contributed)
Energy Act 2023
(2,054 words contributed)
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View all Katherine Fletcher's debates

South Ribble 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's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.

After 9 months of maternity leave, most working mums do not receive any maternity pay and need to go back to work. I think all working parents should be entitled to 15 hours free childcare from the time a child is 9 months. It makes more sense to provide this funding from 9 months instead of 2 years


Latest EDMs signed by Katherine Fletcher

Katherine Fletcher has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Katherine Fletcher, 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.


Katherine Fletcher has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Katherine Fletcher

Wednesday 17th April 2024

2 Bills introduced by Katherine Fletcher


A Bill to prohibit the creation and uploading of unauthorised media content relating to prisons.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 1st March 2024

A Bill to make provision about parental leave for kinship carers who take on responsibility for children whose parents are unable to care for them; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

2 Bills co-sponsored by Katherine Fletcher

Safety cameras Bill 2022-23
Sponsor - Mark Eastwood (Con)

Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill 2019-21
Sponsor - Ian Levy (Con)


Latest 6 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
22nd Jul 2020
What steps the Government is taking to support female entrepreneurs after the covid-19 outbreak.

For those already self-employed, the Department for Work and Pensions has temporarily removed the minimum income floor, and HM Treasury has introduced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

For those wanting to start a new business, the DWP New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) programme offers dedicated, specialised support to those entering into, or wanting to grow their business.

Since 2011, the NEA has supported over 54,000 women to set-up a new business.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
21st Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what final estimate his Department made of the amount of money lost to fraud during the Independent Learning Account scheme.

The Individual Learning Account scheme ceased in 2001 and predates the Education and Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor the Learning and Skills Council. The National Audit Office reported in the Department for Education and Skills Resource Accounts in 2001/02 that the department estimated that £97 million had been subject to improper and fraudulent claims, out of a total scheme spend of £274 million. The cost of fraud and serious irregularities, based on estimates and extrapolations by the department, was estimated to be up to £67 million. In addition, the department estimated that it made irregular payments of £30 million. It is the £67 million and £30 million figures that make up the total estimate of £97 million.

The Department for Education and Skills Resource Accounts in 2001/02 is available to view here: https://dera.ioe.ac.uk/4556/6/HC 316 02.03.pdf.

Gillian Keegan
Secretary of State for Education
11th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who have started a new job as a result of the Way to Work campaign.

As of the end of April, we estimate that at least 283,300 unemployed Universal Credit claimants have moved into work during the Way to Work Campaign between 31 January and the end of April 2022. Furthermore, during March 2022 we have seen the highest number of into work movements on record for any March – over 99,800.

This total figure is composed of our into work measure to the end of March (over 192,600) and our internal management information for April (90,700). Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

The management information presented here has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics but is provided in the interests of transparency and timeliness

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
24th Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to restore NHS services promptly that have been temporarily closed at (a) Chorley and South Ribble hospital A&E and (b) other hospitals in England during the covid-19 outbreak.

The accident and emergency department at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital has been temporarily modified to facilitate the treatment of acutely ill COVID-19 patients on a single site, at the Royal Preston Hospital. This temporary change is to ensure the most efficient and safe use of the available resources.

It has been necessary to implement some other temporary service changes across England in response to COVID-19. These will be kept under review during the period of the pandemic and services will be reinstated at an appropriate future juncture.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
7th Sep 2021
What fiscal steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support people who are out of work to gain skills to find new, well-paid jobs.

The Plan for Jobs supports people to gain the skills needed to access high quality jobs. The Chancellor provided £111 million to triple traineeships, £17 million to expand sector-based work academies, and £32 million to boost the National Careers Service’s capacity.

At the Spending Review, the Government announced £95 million to fund free courses for adults in subjects with strong employment prospects and £43 million to provide 16,000 places on employer-led skills bootcamps.

At Budget, the Chancellor announced £126 million more for traineeships, and increased incentives for hiring apprentices to £3,000.

5th Oct 2020
What progress he has made on the Towns Fund.

Our £3.6 billion Towns Fund will play a vital role in supporting our country’s economic recovery, investing in housing, skills, technology, culture and town centres, as we move beyond the immediate covid-19 response. We have recently provided accelerated funding to help towns respond to the immediate challenges of COVID-19, including £750,000 to Leyland.

We will be announcing the first cohort of Town Deals this Autumn, and hope to agree all deals by next Spring.

Luke Hall
Minister of State (Education)