Maria Miller Portrait

Maria Miller

Conservative - Basingstoke

Administration Committee
18th Mar 2020 - 18th Mar 2020
Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint)
19th Mar 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint)
27th Feb 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
13th Feb 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee (Commons)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Women and Equalities Committee
12th Jul 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion
15th Nov 2016 - 25th Oct 2018
Liaison Committee (Commons)
10th Sep 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Women and Equalities Committee
18th Jun 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Minister for Women and Equalities
15th Oct 2012 - 9th Apr 2014
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
6th Sep 2012 - 9th Apr 2014
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
17th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families)
3rd Jul 2007 - 6th May 2010
Children, Schools and Families
9th Nov 2007 - 17th Dec 2007
Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)
6th Nov 2006 - 3rd Jul 2007
Shadow Minister (Education)
10th May 2005 - 6th Nov 2006
Trade & Industry
12th Jul 2005 - 23rd Jan 2006


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Division Votes
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 296 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 248 Noes - 310
Speeches
Thursday 12th May 2022
Fairness at Work and Power in Communities
I thank my hon. Friend for his comments. I know that he is committed to improvements to the labour market; …
Written Answers
Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Females: Safety
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure the Online Safety …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 14th September 2021
Non-Disclosure Agreements (No. 2) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to restrict the use of non-disclosure agreements; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 7th December 2020
8. Miscellaneous
From 5 November 2020, member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (unremunerated). (Registered 01 December …
EDM signed
Wednesday 26th June 2019
DATA COLLECTION POST-NATIONAL REFERRAL MECHANISM
That this House urges the Government to collect data on the outcomes of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 14th November 2017
Registration of Marriage (No. 2) Bill 2017-19
A Bill to make provision about the registration of marriages.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Maria Miller has voted in 445 divisions, and 3 times against the majority of their Party.

23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Maria Miller voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 45 Conservative Aye votes vs 235 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 243 Noes - 238
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Maria Miller 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
Maria Miller 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 Maria Miller 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
Kemi Badenoch (Conservative)
Minister for Equalities
(17 debate interactions)
Chloe Smith (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
(16 debate interactions)
Paul Scully (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(104 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(51 debate contributions)
Home Office
(27 debate contributions)
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View all Maria Miller's debates

Basingstoke 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 most Basingstoke signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

Ensure Water companies treat the sewage they are responsible for. Not discharge it into rivers and water courses. After all what goes into the ocean comes back as the fish we eat.

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.

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

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.


Latest EDMs signed by Maria Miller

26th June 2019
Maria Miller signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 26th June 2019

DATA COLLECTION POST-NATIONAL REFERRAL MECHANISM

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
20th February 2018
Maria Miller signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th March 2018

DEDICATION OF CARRIAGE GATES TO PC KEITH PALMER

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: 21
Scottish National Party: 16
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
View All Maria Miller's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Maria Miller, 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 Miller has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Maria Miller has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

12 Bills introduced by Maria Miller

Introduced: 9th May 2013

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 14th May 2014 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 16th July 2013

A Bill to Make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 30th January 2014 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 5th February 2013

A Bill to make provision for the marriage of same sex couples in England and Wales, about gender change by married persons and civil partners, about consular functions in relation to marriage, for the marriage of armed forces personnel overseas, for permitting marriages according to the usages of belief organisations to be solemnized on the authority of certificates of a superintendent registrar, for the review of civil partnership, for the review of survivor benefits under occupational pension schemes, and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 17th July 2013 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 5th February 2013

A Bill to make provision for the marriage of same sex couples in England and Wales, about gender change by married persons and civil partners, about consular functions in relation to marriage, for the marriage of armed forces personnel overseas, for permitting marriages according to the usages of belief organisations to be solemnized on the authority of certificates of a superintendent registrar, for the review of civil partnership, for the review of survivor benefits under occupational pension schemes, and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 17th July 2013 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to restrict the use of non-disclosure agreements; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 6th May 2022
(Read Debate)

A Bill to create offences relating to the taking, making and sharing of intimate images without consent; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 6th May 2022

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 - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to restrict the use of non-disclosure agreements; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021

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 (Commons)
Wednesday 8th July 2020
(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 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
(Read Debate)

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
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make gender identity a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 in place of gender reassignment and to make associated provision for transgender and other persons; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 1st December 2016
(Read Debate)

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
6 Other Department Questions
23rd Feb 2022
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure the Online Safety Bill improves protections for women and girls.

The Government is committed to tackling violence against women and girls, and we have taken significant steps to strengthen the forthcoming Online Safety Bill to improve protections for women and girls. Offences relating to sexual images (including revenge and extreme pornography), harassment and cyberstalking will be included in the list of priority offences on the face of the Bill. As a result, platforms will have to take steps to search for, remove and stop people from being exposed to this content and criminal behaviour. We have also accepted the Law Commission’s recommendations to introduce a new harms-based offence and threatening communications offence, which will go further to tackle harmful online abuse of women and girls. We are also making changes to the Bill to ensure children are protected from pornography content, wherever it appears online.

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
11th Jan 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's policy is on the use of non-disclosure agreements in employment severance agreements by organisations supplying goods and services.

No such policy exists nor is one in active contemplation. The use of non-disclosure agreements in severance agreements is widespread and lawful.

In entering into contracts with other organisations, we do not want to restrict their freedom of action in dealing with their own staff in line with their own terms and conditions and in accordance with the law. This is important in ensuring that our contracts are not onerous to manage for either party.

11th Jan 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many House of Commons employment severance agreements included the use of a non-disclosure agreement in each of the last five years.

The House’s approach to the use of NDA clauses follows the 2015 Cabinet Office Guidance on Settlement Agreements, Special Severance Payments and Confidentiality Clauses on Termination of Employment. Since January 2015, it was decided that NDA clauses should no longer be included as a matter of course. Each case is considered on its merits.

The figures for each of the last five years are:

2021 – nil

2020 – nil

2019 – nil

2018 – 2 agreements with NDAs

2017 – 6 agreements with NDAs

11th Jan 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's policy is on the use of non-disclosure agreements as part of employment severance agreements.

The House of Commons does not include a non-disclosure clause as standard in severance (settlement) agreements with employees. The House hasn’t included them as standard since 2015, and has not used any since 2018, but there is not a blanket policy in place preventing the House from using one in appropriate circumstances.

11th Jan 2022
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what provisions there are in House of Commons employment contracts to protect the confidentiality of work done in the House of Commons, including in the event that employment ceases.

All employees of the House are required to sign a confidentially statement at the start of their employment. The confidentiality statement not only refers to handling personal information but also Classified and Official Secret information too. There is also a statement about confidentiality in the staff handbook and, at the end of employment, a reminder of the confidentiality statement is included in the letter given to departing staff.

12th Jan 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government departments have policies in place designed to prevent the misuse of non disclosure agreements or confidentially clauses in employment severance agreements.

The Government has published guidance on the use of confidentiality clauses and is clear that these types of clauses should not be used to stifle or discourage staff from raising concerns, and that they should only be used when necessary and not be included in settlement agreements as a matter of course.

All Government departments are expected to follow this guidance which can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-settlement-agreements-special-severance-payments-and-confidentiality-clauses.

Michael Ellis
Paymaster General
12th Jan 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government’s policy on the use of non-disclosure agreements in employment severance agreements is.

The Government has published guidance on the use of confidentiality clauses and is clear that these types of clauses should not be used to stifle or discourage staff from raising concerns, and that they should only be used when necessary and not be included in settlement agreements as a matter of course.

All Government departments are expected to follow this guidance which can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-settlement-agreements-special-severance-payments-and-confidentiality-clauses.

Michael Ellis
Paymaster General
9th Feb 2021
What assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on employers' attitudes towards flexible working.

During the pandemic, up to 47% of the workforce have worked from home. While this is not the only form of flexible working, we hope this will have a positive impact on attitudes towards greater flexibility in when and where work is done. We will build on this as we look to make flexible working the default.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
26th Oct 2021
What steps her Department is taking to help ensure that girls throughout the world receive a high-quality education.

2021 is a year of UK leadership. With the G7, we agreed new targets to get 40 million more girls in school and 20 million more girls reading by 2026.

We raised $4 billion [£2.9 billion] for the Global Partnership for Education, boosting the world’s poorest countries’ COVID recovery. At COP26, we will show girls’ education is essential for responding to the climate crisis.

Wendy Morton
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
6th Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which senior police officer is responsible for the police’s national strategy for digital Intelligence and investigations including online abuse.

Commissioner Ian Dyson, City of London Police and Chair of IMORCC (Information Management & Operational Requirements Coordination Committee), is the senior police officer who led on the development of the National Policing Digital Strategy (Digital, Data and Technology Strategy 2020-2030).

One key ambition of the Strategy is investment to ensure policing, from leadership through to the front line, are equipped with the right digital knowledge, skills and tools to deal with increasingly complex crimes. A further ambition of the Strategy is to harness the power of digital technologies and behaviours to identify the risk of harm and protect the vulnerable in both the physical and the digital world.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
4th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Law Commission plans to publish its report on Taking, Making and Sharing intimate images without consent; and what the Government's timescale is for taking forward the recommendations of that report.

Activities involving the taking and sharing of intimate images are captured by existing offences, for example those tackling revenge pornography, voyeurism, harassment, malicious communications, blackmail, and coercive or controlling behaviour.

To strengthen further the law in this area, the Government recently announced that the “revenge porn” offence will be extended to capture those who threaten to disclose such material. Provisions to extend the parameters of the offence in this manner were introduced in the Domestic Abuse Act.

The provisions will come into force two months after Royal Assent: on 29 June this year.

However, the Government recognises that there is concern over the growth of new technology and the impact on the law in this area.

We have asked the Law Commission to review the law in this area to ensure victims are properly protected. The Law Commission published a public consultation to this review on 26 February this year.

The consultation period ended on 27 May and I understand the Law Commission intends to publish its findings by Spring 2022.

The Government awaits the Law Commission’s findings with interest and shall consider them carefully.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
27th Apr 2020
What plans he has to ensure that courts are able to respond to increases in domestic abuse cases (a) during and (b) after the covid-19 outbreak.

Domestic abuse cases are amongst the highest priority work being dealt with by the courts. Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Non-Molestation orders have been placed in the highest category of work in the magistrates’ and family courts, and they continue to be listed for urgent hearings despite the current restrictions.

The magistrates’ courts have been focusing on cases where the defendant is being held in custody, but their work is now being extended to include bail cases where there is a vulnerable victim, such as domestic abuse cases, and these cases are being reviewed by the judiciary.

Domestic abuse cases will continue to be afforded a higher priority as social distancing restrictions are eased after the Covid-19 outbreak.

Alex Chalk
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
21st Apr 2021
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020.

I recognise the Rt Hon Lady’s work on this important issue to date. We have worked hard for a year now to encourage progress from the Department of Health on proper commissioning of the services set out in the regulations a year ago but without success.

While over 1,100 abortions had been provided locally in Northern Ireland since April 2020, services have not been formally commissioned by the Department of Health.

That is why we recently laid further Regulations which provide the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with a power to direct the Department of Health and others to take the action necessary to implement the recommendations in paragraphs 85 and 86 of the CEDAW Report. Women and girls in Northern Ireland should have the same rights in this space as those across the rest of the UK.

Robin Walker
Minister of State (Education)