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Rebecca Pow

Conservative - Taunton Deane

First elected: 7th May 2015

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since October 2022)

Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill
1st Mar 2023 - 8th Mar 2023
Shark Fins Bill
9th Nov 2022 - 16th Nov 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
12th Sep 2019 - 7th Jul 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
23rd May 2019 - 10th Sep 2019
DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation
12th Mar 2019 - 15th Jul 2019
Culture, Media and Sport Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 15th Jul 2019
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
11th Sep 2017 - 15th Jul 2019
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 15th Jul 2019
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee
2nd Nov 2016 - 22nd Mar 2017
Environmental Audit Committee
20th Jul 2015 - 31st Oct 2016

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Rebecca Pow has voted in 889 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Rebecca Pow 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
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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
Alan Whitehead (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)
(139 debate interactions)
Ruth Jones (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(84 debate interactions)
Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(81 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(9 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(7 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Environment Act 2021
(95,916 words contributed)
Shark Fins Act 2023
(2,214 words contributed)
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Taunton Deane 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

Reverse the plan to withdraw funding for most applied general qualifications such as BTECs and guarantee they will continue to play a major role in the qualifications landscape. Students should not be forced to choose between studying A levels or T levels from the age of 16.

For the most recent hunting season, Forestry England gave hunting licences for 34 fox & hare “trail hunts”. Despite hunting wild mammals with dogs being illegal, two of the licensed/previously licensed trail hunts have been associated with convictions under the Hunting and Animal Welfare Acts.

In March 2021 Mini the cat was chased and killed by hunting hounds in a quiet residential area.
The Government should back Mini’s Law (Public and Animal Safety Bill 2021) to ensure safety to the public and animals from hunting activity, such as trail hunts and exercise of hunting hounds.

The Government must introduce legislation to abolish greyhound racing, via managed shutdown of activities, and ensure welfare of redundant dogs through a levy on the industry. In 2019 Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) data confirmed 4970 injuries & 710 deaths (14 per week).

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.

Now the hedgehog has been listed as vulnerable to extinction in the UK, we are calling on the Government to move hedgehogs to schedule 5 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 to allow them greater protection.

Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery (Wild Justice) believe that intensive grouse shooting is bad for people, the environment and wildlife. People; grouse shooting is economically insignificant when contrasted with other real and potential uses of the UK’s uplands.

Latest EDMs signed by Rebecca Pow

Rebecca Pow has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Rebecca Pow, 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.

Rebecca Pow has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Rebecca Pow has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Rebecca Pow

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 Secretary of State to undertake a public consultation on innovative technologies and energy consumption in households and commercial properties and to report on responses to that consultation and steps to be taken to encourage the development of innovative technologies to reduce energy consumption; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Rebecca Pow has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament