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Maria Miller

Conservative - Basingstoke

Select Committees
Administration Committee (since March 2020)
Panel of Chairs (since March 2020)
Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since November 2020)

Debate information

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Significant Basingstoke Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
c. 688 added daily

Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 11 Sep 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Mrs Maria Miller's petition debate contributions
4 Feb 2021
closes in 1 month, 4 weeks

Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity.

c. 1,091 added daily

Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 14 Oct 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Mrs Maria Miller's petition debate contributions
30 Jan 2021
closes in 1 month, 3 weeks

Extend funding to nightclubs, dance music events and festivals as part of the £1.57bn support package announced by the government for Britain's arts and culture sector to survive the hit from the pandemic. #LetUSDance

Petition Closed

Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 May 2020 Debated on - 5 Oct 2020 View Mrs Maria Miller's petition debate contributions
20 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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.

Petition Closed

Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

Gov Responded - 9 Jan 2019 Debated on - 25 Feb 2019 View Mrs Maria Miller's petition debate contributions
18 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

We believe it is the parent’s fundamental right to teach their child RSE topics or to at least decide who teaches them and when and how they are taught. We want the right to opt our children out of RSE when it becomes mandatory in Sept 2020.

Most recent EDMs signed by Maria Miller

Date Tabled Title Signatures
26 Jun 2019
Maria Miller signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 26th June 2019


Tabled by: Lord Field of Birkenhead (Crossbench - Birkenhead)
That this House urges the Government to collect data on the outcomes of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking after they have exited the National Referral Mechanism to ensure they are safe, in good health, and are not re-trafficked; and further recommends that the Government collects data on the …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
20 Feb 2018
Maria Miller signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th March 2018


Tabled by: Matt Western (Labour - Warwick and Leamington)
That this House believes that the Carriage Gates should be named the Palmer Gates, to commemorate the life and professional service of PC Keith Palmer and to mark his gallantry and ultimate sacrifice in putting his life before those he courageously sought to defend; acknowledges its profound gratitude to PC …
133 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 77
Conservative: 20
Scottish National Party: 16
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
View All Maria Miller's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Maria Miller has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Maria Miller has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

3 Bills introduced by Maria Miller

A Bill to prohibit redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave and for six months after the end of the pregnancy or leave, except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 8th July 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Friday 12th March 2021

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 prohibit making employees redundant during pregnancy, maternity leave and the period of six months from the end of pregnancy; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 21st May 2019
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A Bill to make provision about the requirements for fire safety information for occupants of certain buildings, including high-rise residential buildings.

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 20th March 2018
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