Mark Fletcher Portrait

Mark Fletcher

Conservative - Bolsover

First elected: 12th December 2019

Assistant Whip

(since November 2023)

Firearms Bill
8th Mar 2023 - 15th Mar 2023
Committee on Standards
2nd Mar 2020 - 14th Mar 2022
Committee of Privileges
2nd Mar 2020 - 14th Mar 2022
Professional Qualifications Bill [HL]
12th Jan 2022 - 18th Jan 2022
Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill
9th Nov 2021 - 25th Nov 2021
Highgate Cemetery Bill Committee
16th Jun 2021 - 16th Jun 2021
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
2nd Mar 2020 - 5th Oct 2020


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Mark Fletcher has voted in 906 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Mark 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
27 Jun 2023 - Schools (Gender and Parental Rights) - View Vote Context
Mark Fletcher voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 25 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 34 Noes - 40
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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
Penny Mordaunt (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(16 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
(15 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(37 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(22 debate contributions)
Home Office
(22 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(16 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Victims and Prisoners Bill 2022-23
(1,753 words contributed)
Elections Act 2022
(989 words contributed)
Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021
(760 words contributed)
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Bolsover 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 should provide more funding for stalking advocates for victims of stalking. This would help support victims, and should also help the police to investigate cases more thoroughly, potentially helping prevent threats to life.

I would like the Government to:
• make running conversion therapy in the UK a criminal offence
• forcing people to attend said conversion therapies a criminal offence
• sending people abroad in order to try to convert them a criminal offence
• protect individuals from conversion therapy

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.


Latest EDMs signed by Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Mark 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.


Mark Fletcher has not been granted any Urgent Questions

2 Adjournment Debates led by Mark Fletcher

Thursday 22nd April 2021
Monday 10th February 2020

1 Bill introduced by Mark Fletcher


A Bill to prohibit a person subject to notification requirements under Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 from changing their name; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 1st March 2023
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Latest 10 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
19th Jan 2022
What priorities he has for his COP26 Presidency year.

Throughout the UK’s Presidency year, we will work with Egypt as the incoming Presidency, and all countries, to deliver on the agreed outcomes in the Glasgow Climate Pact and keep 1.5 in reach.

In doing so we will continue to champion science, especially the IPCC and its major reports in 2022, and the urgency of action on emissions reductions, adaptation, finance to support developing nations and loss and damage.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
20th Apr 2023
What recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of gambling regulation.

Today we have published our white paper on the Gambling Act Review which sets out a wide-ranging, proportionate package of reforms to ensure the regulatory framework is fit for the smartphone age and the right protections are in place to protect the public from gambling-related harm. The suite of proposals strike a balance between respecting the choices of people who gamble safely, and ensuring those that are at risk of gambling harm and addiction are protected and safeguarded.

Lucy Frazer
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
18th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the rollout of Universal Credit.

This week marks 10 years since the first Universal Credit Pathfinder. UC was successfully rolled out to all Jobcentres by December 2018 and has improved employment outcomes for claimants, got rid of the old cliff edges and navigated the pandemic in a way Legacy Benefits could never have done. We are presently moving all tax credit recipients onto Universal Credit.

Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
24th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that his Department's Major Conditions Strategy will (a) adequately take into account the views and experiences of the 14,000 young people who responded to the Long-term Mental Health Strategy consultation and (b) achieve the ambitions set out in the Green Paper on Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision, Cm 9523, published in December 2017.

We received over 5,000 submissions to our mental health and wellbeing call for evidence, and we appreciate the engagement work many stakeholders carried out with children, young people and adults with lived experience, and more broadly, to inform their responses to the call for evidence. We have analysed the responses to the call for evidence, and we will consider them as part of the process for developing the Major Conditions Strategy.

We remain committed to delivering the Green Paper on Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision and we have made progress.

Mental health support teams now cover 26% of pupils, a year earlier than originally planned.

NHS England piloted a four week waiting time standard and has consulted on the definition and introduction of a range of waiting time standards, including that children, young people and their families/carers presenting to community-based mental health services, should start to receive care within four weeks from referral.

The Department for Education has committed to offer all state schools and colleges a grant to train a senior mental health lead by 2025, and over 10,000 schools and colleges have taken up the training offer so far.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
15th Mar 2022
What fiscal steps he has taken to support investment in UK infrastructure.

The Budget and Spending Review in October 2021 confirmed a total £100 billion of investment in economic infrastructure over the Spending Review period to benefit every part of the UK.

The new UK Infrastructure Bank also opened for business in June 2021 and is partnering with the private sector and local governments to increase investment in infrastructure. With £22 billion of financial capacity, the Bank has already successfully supported three loans, including two private sector loans, investing in offshore wind, solar energy, and broadband.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
7th Sep 2021
What fiscal steps his Department is taking to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the covid-19 pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic, the Government has sought to protect people’s jobs and livelihoods while also supporting businesses of all sizes across the UK. We put in place an economic support package totaling £352 billion through the furlough and self-employed income support schemes, as well as support for businesses of all sizes through grants and loans, business rates and VAT relief, and a commercial rents moratorium.

We want to help small businesses across the UK to scale and grow as they recover from the pandemic. At Budget, we announced Help to Grow: Digital and Management. Help to Grow: Digital provides a new online platform and voucher to support SMEs to adopt software which could help them save time and money and grow faster. Help to Grow: Management offers a new, world-leading management skills training programme to upskill 30,000 small businesses across the UK over three years, to help boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth through practical leadership and management training.

John Glen
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
10th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of provisions in the Armed Forces Bill on (a) defence personnel and (b) the Armed Forces Covenant.

Defence has delivered the Armed Forces Act 2021 to ensure Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families are better supported when accessing key public services.

The Act enshrines the Armed Forces Covenant in law for the first time to help prevent service personnel and veterans being disadvantaged when accessing essential services like healthcare, education and housing.

Leo Docherty
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)
27th Oct 2021
What recent discussions he has had with the Irish Government on addressing the legacy of the Troubles.

Following the British and Irish Intergovernmental Conference in June, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and I jointly initiated an intensive period of engagement on legacy, with a view to finding a way forward as soon as possible.

Since then my officials and I have and continue to engage with the Northern Ireland parties and other key stakeholders as part of this process, and in partnership with our colleagues in the Irish Government.

14th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for the Scotland Office, what assessment he has made of the impact of the level of defence spending in Scotland on the Scottish economy.

Defence spend contributes significantly to delivering thousands of high-skilled jobs and investment in Scotland, not least through shipbuilding at which we are a world leader.

The latest figures show that in 2021/22, MoD expenditure with industry and commerce in Scotland totalled more than £2 billion.

That is the equivalent of £370 per person and higher than the average of £310 per person for the whole UK.

John Lamont
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scotland Office)
15th Sep 2021
What discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the potential merits of a separate independent public inquiry into the handling of the covid-19 outbreak in Wales.

It is for the Welsh Government to consider the merits of a separate public inquiry. It is vital that all such inquiries rigorously examine public bodies’ handling of the Covid crisis and provide at least the same level of scrutiny as the UK public inquiry.

The UK Government is working closely with the devolved administrations on the scope of the UK public inquiry. I look forward to this beginning its work next year.

David T C Davies
Secretary of State for Wales