Peter Bone Portrait

Peter Bone

Conservative - Wellingborough

Select Committees
Panel of Chairs (since January 2020)
4 APPG memberships (as of 14 Jul 2021)
Alevis, American Football, Civic Societies, Esports
5 Former APPG memberships
American Football., Baseball, Baseball and Softball, Baseballand Softball, Netball
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
2nd Mar 2020 - 16th Jan 2021
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on Exiting the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Procedure Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Panel of Chairs
22nd Jun 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Panel of Chairs
21st Jun 2010 - 3rd May 2017
Backbench Business Committee
20th Jul 2015 - 12th May 2016
Backbench Business Committee
29th Jun 2010 - 1st May 2012
Health and Social Care Committee
10th Dec 2007 - 6th May 2010
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
28th Jun 2005 - 6th May 2010
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
28th Jun 2005 - 6th May 2010
Trade & Industry
12th Jul 2005 - 8th Nov 2007


Scheduled Event
Friday 10th September 2021
Private Members' Bills - Main Chamber
Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill: Second Reading
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Scheduled Event
Friday 10th September 2021
Private Members' Bills - Main Chamber
Voter Registration Bill: Second Reading
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Scheduled Event
Friday 10th September 2021
Private Members' Bills - Main Chamber
Asylum Seekers (Return to Safe Countries) Bill: Second Reading
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Scheduled Event
Friday 10th September 2021
Private Members' Bills - Main Chamber
Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill: Second Reading
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Division Votes
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Information Commissioner (Remuneration)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 359 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 2
Speeches
Thursday 22nd July 2021
Business of the House

I am sorry I am not in the Commons today to thank the staff personally and also particularly to thank …

Written Answers
Thursday 27th May 2021
Electoral Commission
If he will bring forward proposals to abolish the Electoral Commission.
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
General Election (Leaders’ Debates) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th June 2021
1. Employment and earnings
Received £75 on 7 January 2021 for a survey completed on 19 October 2020. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 25 June …
EDM signed
Friday 20th December 2019
Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big …
Supported Legislation
Monday 10th February 2020
Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to limit exit payments made by public sector organisations to employees; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Peter Bone has voted in 276 divisions, and 16 times against the majority of their Party.

25 Mar 2021 - Coronavirus - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 35 Conservative No votes vs 305 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 484 Noes - 76
22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 29 Conservative Aye votes vs 318 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 300 Noes - 318
22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative No votes vs 318 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 319 Noes - 297
22 Mar 2021 - Fire Safety Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 320 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 322 Noes - 253
10 Feb 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative No votes vs 327 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 526 Noes - 24
9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative No votes vs 318 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 303
30 Dec 2020 - Sittings of the House - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 328 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 335 Noes - 212
4 Nov 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 308 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 516 Noes - 38
13 Oct 2020 - Public Health: Coronavirus Regulations - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 42 Conservative No votes vs 298 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 299 Noes - 82
6 Oct 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 285 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 287 Noes - 17
30 Sep 2020 - Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 330 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 330 Noes - 24
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
1 Jul 2020 - Finance Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 317 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 232 Noes - 321
2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative Aye votes vs 240 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 185 Noes - 242
2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 257 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 261 Noes - 163
27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
Peter Bone 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
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(51 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(25 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Leader of the House
(34 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(25 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(23 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(12 debate contributions)
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Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

Government should support vulnerable children & #endchildfoodpoverty by implementing 3 recommendations from the National Food Strategy to expand access to Free School Meals, provide meals & activities during holidays to stop holiday hunger & increase the value of and expand the Healthy Start scheme

The Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.


Latest EDMs signed by Peter Bone

19th December 2019
Peter Bone signed this EDM on Friday 20th December 2019

Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit

Tabled by: Mark Francois (Conservative - Rayleigh and Wickford)
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big Ben currently only chimes for Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve; further notes that the United Kingdom will now leave the European Union at 11.00pm GMT on 31 January 2020; …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 48
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
11th April 2019
Peter Bone signed this EDM on Thursday 11th April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 73
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
View All Peter Bone's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Peter Bone, 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.


1 Urgent Question tabled by Peter Bone

Peter Bone has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

105 Bills introduced by Peter Bone


A Bill to establish, and make provision about, the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care; and for connected purposes.

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


A Bill to make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 19th 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 persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 3rd November 2017
(Read Debate)


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 29th January 2016


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 26th February 2016


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 11th March 2016

A Bill to make provision to exclude from the United Kingdom foreign nationals found guilty of a criminal offence committed in the United Kingdom.


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015

A Bill to make provision for the cessation of subsidies for the development of wind farms.


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015

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 for appointment of a Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister is temporarily or permanently incapacitated.


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 29th November 2013

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 disqualify for membership of the House of Commons any person who holds the office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, Deputy Chief Whip, Government Whip, Assistant Government Whip, Chief Opposition Whip or Assistant Opposition Whip; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 9th September 2011

A Bill to amend retained EU law relating to compulsory insurance for the use of motor vehicles; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th September 2021
Order Paper number: 14
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to amend the House of Commons Administration Act 1978 to provide that the Prime Minister may only nominate as Leader of the House of Commons a Member of that House who is from the governing party and is elected by a system in which all Members of the House of Commons may participate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 19th November 2021

A Bill to make provision about penalties for human trafficking offences.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 25th February 2022

A Bill to abolish the BBC licence fee and make the BBC a subscription service; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 29th October 2021

A Bill to require asylum seekers who have arrived in the United Kingdom from a safe country to be immediately returned to that country; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th September 2021
Order Paper number: 13
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 28th January 2022

A Bill to make provision about the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 18th March 2022

A Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th September 2021

A Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 4th February 2022

A Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as candidate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 22nd October 2021

A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 22nd October 2021

A Bill to require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 22nd October 2021

A Bill to make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 21st January 2022

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th September 2021

A Bill to abolish the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 26th November 2021

A Bill to make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 14th January 2022

A Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to amend the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to make provision about the number and size of parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to require children under 16 to wear a safety helmet when riding a bicycle on a public highway; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to make provision about the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to impose duties relating to the completion of the Isham Bypass; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to require local authorities to operate a committee system of internal governance; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as a candidate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to create an independent body to monitor broadcasting impartiality at the British Broadcasting Corporation; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to make provision for an annual national public holiday on the Friday nearest to 23 June; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 4th March 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 require drones to be marked and registered and to broadcast certain information electronically; to place restrictions on drone flight near aerodromes; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 28th January 2019

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 charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 impose a limit on the level of international development assistance at an amount equal to the European Union average of equivalent expenditure; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 for the abolition of the Department for International Development and the Government Equalities Office; to make provision for the abolition of the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, Scotland Office and Northern Ireland Office; to establish a Department for the Nations of the United Kingdom in their place; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

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 create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 12th September 2017
(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 make provision for a national public holiday on 23 June or the subsequent weekday when 23 June falls at a weekend; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to create an independent body to monitor broadcasting impartiality at the British Broadcasting Corporation; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to require the merging of the Nene Valley and Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to impose duties relating to the completion of the Isham Bypass by 31 December 2020; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 establish a review of pension arrangements for women affected by changes made by the Pensions Act 1995 and the Pensions Act 2011; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 create a pilot licensing system in line with International Civil Aviation Organization standards; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to make provision about public awareness measures in respect of the symptoms of and screening for ovarian cancer; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 regulate the purchase and use of drones weighing 5 kilograms or more; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

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 children under 16 to wear a safety helmet when riding a bicycle on a public highway; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 members of the House of Commons who do not take the oath from receiving parliamentary allowances; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as a candidate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to require the Government to obtain, on withdrawal from the European Union, a payment from the European Union not less than 50 per cent of the United Kingdom’s net contributions to that institution; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 Government to publish details of meetings between the Government Whips Office in the House of Commons and the corresponding offices of other political parties in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 provide for 100 per cent retention of locally collected business rates; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 amend the House of Commons Administration Act 1978 to provide that the Prime Minister may only nominate as Leader of the House of Commons a Member of that House chosen following an election held amongst all Members of the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to notify the European Council by 31 March 2017 of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th November 2016


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and for its functions to be absorbed into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015

A Bill to require for the NHS to provide information about ovarian cancer symptoms when informing women about the results of cervical smear tests; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015

A Bill to make provision for the privatisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation by providing shares in the Corporation to all licence fee payers.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for an application to the Council of Europe to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights and the introduction of a British Bill of Rights.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and for its functions to be absorbed into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to repeal Articles 21 and 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, EC Directive 2004/38/EC and EC Regulation 492/2011.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS hospitals for patients and visitors.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and its responsibilities to be allocated to other Departments of State.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the privatisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation by providing shares in the Corporation to all licence fee payers.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for a presumption that religious institutions meet the public benefit test for charitable status.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and for its functions to be absorbed into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

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 for foreign aid and development not to be linked to a specific percentage of Gross National Income, but to be set yearly, by Parliament, in relation to need.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and its responsibilities to be allocated to other Departments of State.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

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 for restrictions on the residence in the UK of Bulgarian and Romanian nationals to continue.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for a referendum on whether same sex marriage should be allowed.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 10th July 2013

A Bill to make provision for the cessation of subsidies for the development of wind farms.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for an application to the Council of Europe to withdraw from the European Convention of Human Rights and to deport alleged terrorists subject to approval by the British courts.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

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 amend the Charities Act 2011 to treat all religious institutions as charities; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 19th December 2012

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 each elector applying to register to vote to certify their entitlement to vote; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 for the temporary withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Convention on Human Rights.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 21st February 2012

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 for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Convention on Human Rights


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 for the United Kingdom to set Value Added Tax rates without regard to the rules set by the European Union


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 for the United Kingdom to establish immigration controls for European Union nationals independent of the European Union


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 holding of a referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 provide that leave for members of the armed forces serving overseas should be calculated from the time an individual arrives back in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 for the abolition of the television licence fee; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Common Fisheries Policy


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 border control officers to stop and interview potential victims of trafficking notwithstanding entitlements under European Union law to free movement of persons; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 provide for tax relief on medical insurance premiums.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 provide immunity from prosecution or civil action for persons who have removed or attempted to remove snow from public places; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 for all receipts printed in the United Kingdom to contain a figure for the total amount of tax paid on the goods and services purchased.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

19 Bills co-sponsored by Peter Bone

Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill 2019-21 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Free Trade (Education and Reporting) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Green Belt (Protection) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Coastal Path (Definition) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Value Added Tax Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Student Loans (Debt Interest) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Principal Local Authorities (Grounds for Abolition) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

National Health Service (Co-Funding and Co-Payment) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Border Control Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Voter Registration Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

BBC Licence Fee (Civil Penalty) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Judicial Appointments and Retirements (Age Limits) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Benefits and Public Services (Restriction) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

International Development Assistance (Definition) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)

Local Authorities (Removal of Council Tax Restrictions) Bill 2017-19 - Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (CON)


23 Written Questions in the current parliament

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27th May 2021
If he will bring forward proposals to abolish the Electoral Commission.

The Government is committed to keeping our elections secure and fit for the modern age. We keep electoral law, and the role and powers of the Electoral Commission, under review to ensure the effective operation of, and public confidence in, an electoral system that is secure, fair, modern and transparent.

Julia Lopez
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
4th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many investigations were carried out by public bodies into (a) leave and (b) remain campaign organisations involved in the 2016 EU referendum; and what the (i) direct costs and (ii) costs paid to external organisations were of each investigation.

This information is not held by the Cabinet Office.

Investigations were carried out by a range of public bodies in relation to organisations campaigning on both sides in the 2016 EU referendum. These include the Electoral Commission, National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police and Information Commissioner’s Office.

Chloe Smith
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
4th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the electoral commissioners are appointed; and what steps the Government takes to ensure those commissioners will be impartial and independent.

The Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission is required to oversee the procedure for selecting candidates for appointment to the Electoral Commission in accordance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (“PPERA”) 2000. Candidates that are put forward are subject to an Address in the House of Commons, and require approval by the Speaker of the House of Commons and Her Majesty the Queen. The Electoral Commission is independent of Government.

Chloe Smith
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
25th May 2021
What progress the Government has made in compensating people affected by failings associated with the Post Office Horizon IT system.

The Government is providing sufficient financial support for the Historical Shortfall Scheme to proceed, and scheme payments have begun. We will also continue to work with Post Office Limited to ensure Postmasters whose convictions were overturned are fairly compensated.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
1st May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) emails and (b) letters from hon. Members on constituents' concerns are answered (i) fully and (ii) promptly.

The Department takes the concerns raised by any individual or group seriously. As my hon. Friend will appreciate, the Department is currently receiving exceptionally high volumes of correspondence.

The Department is doing everything possible to ensure that it provides all colleagues and stakeholders with the most up to date and relevant information in response to their queries or concerns.

Nick Gibb
Minister of State (Education)
13th Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply to the correspondence dated 15 April and 18 May 2020 from the hon. Member for Wellingborough on a proposed large scale chicken farm in the hon. Member's constituency.

The Secretary of State replied to my Hon. Friend’s correspondence on 13 July 2020.

Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
24th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what regulations his Department has introduced in relation to the micro-chipping of horses; and what penalties can be levied on people that do not comply with those regulations.

The rules relating to the microchipping of horses in England, including details of the penalties that can be applied in the event of non-compliance, are contained in The Equine Identification (England) Regulations 2018 (2018 No.761) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/761/made.

From 1 October this year, it will be mandatory in England, for owners to microchip horses, ponies and donkeys. Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/compulsory-microchipping-to-improve-horse-welfare.

Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
24th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department’s requirements are for Disposing of a dead horse on privately owned land where that horse had not been micro-chipped and its owner could not be traced.

Dead horses should be disposed of at approved rendering or incineration facilities. Where the owner of a dead horse cannot be traced and it is on private land, responsibility for disposal lies with the land owner. In rare cases where there is no landowner, for example, on common land, the Local Authority has responsibility and Defra has at times been able to help with practical measures.

Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
24th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if will he bring forward legislative proposals to strengthen the protection of horses from cruel treatment.

The Government takes animal welfare very seriously and have committed to introducing tougher sentences for animal cruelty. We are supporting the recently introduced Private Member’s Bill – the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill - which seeks to increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty, including cruelty against horses, from six months’ imprisonment to five years’ imprisonment. In addition, such offenders can already be banned from owning or keeping animals for as long as the court sees fit. Local authorities have powers under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to investigate concerns about the ill-treatment or neglect of animals, and any person or organisation, such as the RSPCA, can take forward a private prosecution under the 2006 Act.

Victoria Prentis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when driving instructors will be able to resume teaching of learner drivers following the covid-19 outbreak.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recommends that, currently, approved driving instructors (ADI) should only provide lessons to candidates who have an essential need.

When providing driving lessons, all ADIs should put in place appropriate measures, in line with the latest Public Heath England and Cabinet Office guidance, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It is the responsibility of the ADI and the pupil to consider the risks to their health and to decide if the driving lesson is essential.

Using the latest Government guidance, the DVSA is working closely with the Approved Driving Instructors National Association Strategic Partnership (NASP) to develop appropriate plans and control measures that will enable the resumption of non-essential driving lessons.

The DVSA is working closely with the Department for Transport to prepare for a safe return to driver testing. Before practical driving tests are reintroduced, the DVSA will inform the driver training industry, which will help candidates to prepare and reach the standard of driving needed to pass their test.

The DVSA will provide further updates on providing non-essential driving lessons as soon as it can.

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to reopen the driving test booking system.

As the health and safety of staff and customers is key, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is currently working hard to prepare for a safe return to testing.

At present, its testing services are under review and it will announce details of resumption in due course.

Before practical driving tests are reintroduced, the DVSA will inform the driver training industry. This will help candidates prepare and reach the standard of driving needed to pass their test.

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) instructors, (b) examiners and (c) pupils will be required to wear face coverings when driving tests and teaching restart following the covid-19 outbreak.

As the health and safety of staff and customers is key, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is currently working closely with the Department for Transport to prepare for a safe return to testing.

At present, its testing services are under review and it will announce details of resumption in due course.

The DVSA remains committed to resuming testing as soon as it is safe to do so and in line with further Government advice.

When providing driving lessons, all ADIs should put in place appropriate measures, in line with the latest Public Heath England and Cabinet Office guidance, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Using the latest Government guidance, the DVSA is working closely with the Approved Driving Instructors National Association Strategic Partnership (NASP) to develop appropriate plans and control measures that will enable the resumption of non-essential driving lessons.

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what social distancing measures will be required when driving tuition resumes following the covid-19 outbreak.

As the health and safety of staff and customers is key, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is currently working closely with the Department for Transport to prepare for a safe return to testing.

At present, its services are under review and it will announce details of resumption in due course.

When providing driving lessons, all approved driving instructors (ADI) should put in place appropriate measures, in line with the latest Public Heath England and Cabinet Office guidance, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Using the latest Government guidance, the DVSA is working closely with the Approved Driving Instructors National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) to develop appropriate plans and control measures that will enable the resumption of non-essential driving lessons.

Further information about safety measures can be found on line at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
21st Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of covid-19 tests that are false negative.

In June 2020 the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies published a briefing paper on the impact of false positives and false negatives in the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing programme, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gos-impact-of-false-positives-and-negatives-3-june-2020

The briefing paper states that the UK operational false positive rate is unknown.

Helen Whately
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Oct 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of covid-19 test results that are false positive.

In June 2020 the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies published a briefing paper on the impact of false positives and false negatives in the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing programme, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gos-impact-of-false-positives-and-negatives-3-june-2020

The briefing paper states that the UK operational false positive rate is unknown.

Helen Whately
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
4th May 2020
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission levied in penalties on (a) leave and (b) remain campaign organisations that participated in the 2016 EU referendum.

The Commission is responsible for regulating political finance in the UK. This includes making assessments of evidence of possible offences and, where there is evidence that an offence may have been committed, conducting investigations and imposing penalties.

In relation to the EU Referendum, The Commission conducted 34 investigations relating to leave campaigners and imposed fines on 19, totalling £149,450 after appeal outcomes. It conducted 19 investigations relating to remain campaigners and imposed fines on 15, totalling £67,600.


Christian Matheson
Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
4th May 2020
To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many court cases the Electoral Commission was involved in relating to (a) leave and (b) remain campaign organisations in the 2016 EU referendum; and how much expenditure the Commission incurred in each case.

The Electoral Commission was directly involved in eight court cases in which registered campaigners for the leave outcome in the 2016 EU referendum were also involved. In all instances the cases were initiated by others, and in all but one the decisions of the Commission were upheld or substantially upheld by the court, or the case was settled or discontinued. In those cases where the Commission’s decision was upheld or substantially upheld by the court, the Commission has recovered costs.

The Electoral Commission was involved in no court cases relating to registered campaigners for the remain outcome.

It is not currently possible to provide a breakdown of the Commission’s expenditure by case; some of the costs are still in the process of being identified as payable, and some of the costs still need to be taken account of, owing to the recent conclusion of some cases.

Christian Matheson
Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
22nd Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce the Resuscitation Council UK’s guidance on the level of personal protection equipment required during resuscitation as the standard throughout the NHS.

The United Kingdom’s Personal Protective Equipment guidance continues to recommend the highest level of protection for health and social care teams treating COVID-19 patients. It is crucial that everyone that needs it has access to the right protective equipment.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Oct 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the potential annual cost of tariffs which will be paid by UK businesses to the EU in the event that a free trade agreement is not signed.

The UK wants a relationship with the EU which is based on friendly cooperation between sovereign equals, and centred on free trade. The Government believes that it is still possible to reach an agreement with a Free Trade Agreement at the core, like those the EU has agreed with other close partners around the world, and that this could be done quickly.

A negotiated outcome remains the Government’s clear preference. It has put forward proposals and is working hard to reach a deal with the EU. The Government’s aim is a zero tariff zero quota FTA, given that avoiding tariffs is beneficial to both sides.

From 1 January, the UK will keep all our tariff revenue, rather than remit 80% to the EU as we have done as a member of the customs union.

As is standard practice, the Office for Budget Responsibility will publish an updated estimate of tariff revenue at the next forecast based on their latest set of assumptions and tariff schedule.

Jesse Norman
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
21st Oct 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the potential annual value to the public purse from imposing tariffs on trade from the EU in the event that a free trade agreement is not signed.

The UK wants a relationship with the EU which is based on friendly cooperation between sovereign equals, and centred on free trade. The Government believes that it is still possible to reach an agreement with a Free Trade Agreement at the core, like those the EU has agreed with other close partners around the world, and that this could be done quickly.

A negotiated outcome remains the Government’s clear preference. It has put forward proposals and is working hard to reach a deal with the EU. The Government’s aim is a zero tariff zero quota FTA, given that avoiding tariffs is beneficial to both sides.

From 1 January, the UK will keep all our tariff revenue, rather than remit 80% to the EU as we have done as a member of the customs union.

As is standard practice, the Office for Budget Responsibility will publish an updated estimate of tariff revenue at the next forecast based on their latest set of assumptions and tariff schedule.

Jesse Norman
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
1st May 2020
To ask the Leader of the House, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) emails and (b) letters to ministers from hon. Members are answered (i) promptly and (ii) substantially.

It is important that Ministers respond to correspondence from Hon and Rt Hon members in a timely way, in accordance with their own departmental deadlines.

There have been strains on certain departments owing to the current circumstances and the desire to prioritise COVID-related correspondence. Though this is understandable, departments should of course also endeavour to respond to enquiries in a timely manner. I would be happy to take up any particular concerns the hon. Member has with the relevant government department to ensure he receives a response.

Jacob Rees-Mogg
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
22nd Apr 2020
What arrangements are in place with the Welsh Government to co-ordinate the response to the covid-19 outbreak.

We are working hand in hand with the Welsh Government, including through COBR Ministerial Committee and its sub-committees, to ensure Wales’s voice is heard loud and clear as part of the UK-wide response to the covid-19 outbreak.

I also have regular discussions with the First Minister and his Ministerial team to ensure our response is well co-ordinated.

Simon Hart
Secretary of State for Wales