Miriam Cates Portrait

Miriam Cates

Conservative - Penistone and Stocksbridge

Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 27th October 2021
Education Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Universities and the pandemic
27 Oct 2021, 9:15 a.m.
At 9.30am: Oral evidence
Jo Grady - General Secretary at University and College Union
Professor Tansy Jessop - Pro Vice-Chancellor at University of Bristol
Professor Liz Barnes - Vice Chancellor at Staffordshire University
At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Michelle Donelan MP - Minister of State for Higher and Further Education at Department for Education
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Division Votes
Friday 22nd October 2021
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 210 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 3 Noes - 336
Wednesday 20th October 2021
Carbon Capture and Storage

I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Anthony Browne) on securing such an important debate.

I start …

Written Answers
Monday 22nd March 2021
Coronavirus: Vaccination
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what coordination is taking place between the UK and …
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
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MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th June 2021
8. Miscellaneous
From 21 June 2021, Member of the Advisory Board of Conservatives Against Racism for Equality (CARFE), an organisation building a …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Miriam Cates has voted in 313 divisions, and 4 times against the majority of their Party.

24 Jun 2020 - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) - View Vote Context
Miriam Cates 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
23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Miriam Cates 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
26 Apr 2021 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - View Vote Context
Miriam Cates voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 7 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 13 Noes - 3
27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
Miriam Cates voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 77 Conservative No votes vs 222 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 89
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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
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(12 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(8 debate interactions)
Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(29 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(18 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(11 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(11 debate contributions)
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Penistone and Stocksbridge 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 highest Penistone and Stocksbridge signature proportion
Petitions with most Penistone and Stocksbridge signatures
Miriam Cates has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Miriam Cates

Miriam Cates has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Miriam Cates, 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.

Miriam Cates has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Miriam Cates has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Miriam Cates has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Miriam Cates has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

4 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
1 Other Department Questions
4th Mar 2021
To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support family life during the covid-19 lockdown.

The Church of England is waiting to hear from the Government when its parent and toddler groups will be able to recommence in person, it is hoped that this will be from the 12th of April.

Many churches have tried new ways to continue their support for young families and children throughout the pandemic. At different stages of the pandemic, families needed different levels of support. The Church has seen some successful examples: using social media and Facebook live to hold parent support groups, using Zoom to hold a community storytime and craft group, and hosting socially distanced family picnics.

For older children and parents, the Church launched 'Faith at Home' to focus on inspirational experiences, using age-appropriate resources to grow together in faith. It has been an effective way to use schools, church leaders and chaplains to support young peoples development.

Andrew Selous
Second Church Estates Commissioner
15th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what coordination is taking place between the UK and Israel on covid-19 vaccine deployment.

The Government recognises that a global pandemic requires global solutions. It is essential that the Department is regularly in discussions with other countries, including Israel, on a wide range of COVID-19 issues to share learnings and collaborate internationally on the vaccination programme. Feedback from these discussions, where relevant, is used to improve the United Kingdom vaccination programme.

Nadhim Zahawi
Secretary of State for Education
14th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what collaborative scientific research partnerships are ongoing between the UK and Israel to combat covid-19.

Funded by the Department, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research. The NIHR has led urgent public health research on COVID-19, targeted at both domestic and global research and development solutions. Outside the United Kingdom, we are funding global health research to tackle COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, using Official Development Assistance (ODA) to fund high quality applied health research and training. Countries eligible to receive ODA are as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee list of ODA recipients. Israel is not eligible to receive ODA and as such has not been involved in the NIHR’s global health research in this area.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
6th Oct 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost of extending the VAT Retail Export Scheme to countries in the EU from 1 January 2021.

The Government has announced that the VAT Retail Export Scheme (RES) will not be extended to EU visitors, and will be withdrawn for all non-EU visitors, following the end of the transition period. However, retailers will continue to be able to offer VAT-free shopping to non-EU visitors who purchase items in store and have them sent direct to their overseas addresses and this will be available to EU visitors following the end of the transition period.

In 2019 HMRC estimate that VAT RES refunds cost around £0.5billion in VAT for around 1.2million non-EU visitors. HMRC also estimate that fewer than one in ten non-EU visitors use the VAT RES.

In 2019 the ONS estimate there were substantially more EU visitors (24.8 million) than non-EU passengers (16.0 million) to the UK. This implies an extension to EU residents would significantly increase the cost by up to an estimated £0.9billion. This would result in a large amount of deadweight loss by subsidising spending from EU visitors which already happens without a refund mechanism in place, potentially taking the total cost up to around £1.4billion per annum.

The final costing will be subject to scrutiny by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility and will be set out at the next forecast.

Kemi Badenoch
Minister for Equalities