Maria Caulfield Portrait

Maria Caulfield

Conservative - Lewes

First elected: 7th May 2015

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

(since October 2022)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

(since February 2023)

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women)
27th Oct 2022 - 7th Feb 2023
Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill
16th Nov 2022 - 23rd Nov 2022
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
7th Jul 2022 - 7th Sep 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
17th Sep 2021 - 7th Jul 2022
Assistant Whip
17th Dec 2019 - 17th Sep 2021
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
8th Oct 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
8th Oct 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
23rd Jul 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
8th Jan 2018 - 10th Jul 2018
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 5th Mar 2018
Committee on Exiting the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Women and Equalities Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Maria Caulfield has voted in 916 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

22 Jun 2022 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Maria Caulfield voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 61 Conservative No votes vs 106 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 70
18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Maria Caulfield voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
View All Maria Caulfield 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
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(36 debate interactions)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(22 debate interactions)
Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op))
(13 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(466 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(231 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(78 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(73 debate contributions)
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View all Maria Caulfield's debates

Latest EDMs signed by Maria Caulfield

23rd July 2019
Maria Caulfield signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 23rd July 2019

NORTHERN IRELAND VICTIM DEFINITION

Tabled by: Baroness Hoey (Non-affiliated - Vauxhall)
That this House objects that the definition of victim in the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 and in the context of The Northern Ireland Troubles equates injured and deceased perpetrators with the innocent victims they harmed; deeply regrets that it was this House that passed that legislation; recognises …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Conservative: 5
Non-affiliated: 1
Labour: 1
15th July 2019
Maria Caulfield signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 15th July 2019

ACCESS TO FAMILY HISTORY BREAST CANCER SERVICES FOR WOMEN UNDER 40 YEARS OF AGE

Tabled by: Andrew Griffiths (Conservative - Burton)
That this House recognises that every person with a family history of breast cancer under the age of 40 should have access to family history services regardless of where they live; notes that there is currently a lack of national oversight of screening for women with a family history of …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Conservative: 4
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
View All Maria Caulfield's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Maria Caulfield, 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.


Maria Caulfield has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Maria Caulfield has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

4 Bills introduced by Maria Caulfield


A Bill to make provision about interference with wireless telegraphy in prisons and similar institutions.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th December 2018 and was enacted into law.


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 make provision about National Health Service bodies establishing nurse staffing levels.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 8th October 2019
(Read Debate)

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 require the provision of defibrillators in education establishments, and in leisure, sports and certain other public facilities; to make provision for training persons to operate defibrillators; to make provision for funding the acquisition, installation, use and maintenance of defibrillators; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 19th December 2018
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the provision of defibrillators in education establishments, and in leisure, sports and certain other public facilities; to make provision for training persons to operate defibrillators; to make provision for funding the acquisition, installation, use and maintenance of defibrillators; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th November 2016
(Read Debate)

Latest 1 Written Question

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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
13th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of reducing speed limits on road safety for all users.

The Department published a comprehensive three-year evaluation of the effect of 20mph signed-only limits in November 2018.

The report found that while 20mph limits were supported by the majority of residents and drivers, there was insufficient evidence to conclude that that the introduction of 20mph limits in residential areas had led to a significant change in collisions and casualties.