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Victoria Atkins

Conservative - Louth and Horncastle

First elected: 7th May 2015

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

(since November 2023)

Victoria Atkins is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Broadband and Digital Communication, Diabetes, Rural Services, Textile and Fashion
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
27th Oct 2022 - 13th Nov 2023
Finance (No. 2) Bill
10th May 2023 - 18th May 2023
Women and Equalities Committee
25th Oct 2022 - 15th Nov 2022
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
16th Sep 2021 - 6th Jul 2022
Minister for Afghan resettlement
17th Sep 2021 - 8th Mar 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
9th Nov 2017 - 16th Sep 2021
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
12th May 2021 - 24th Jun 2021
Minister for Women
16th Jan 2018 - 13th Feb 2020
Home Affairs Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 31st Oct 2016
Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee)
5th Nov 2015 - 11th Feb 2016


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Victoria Atkins has voted in 864 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Victoria Atkins 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
Victoria Atkins 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
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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
Jess Phillips (Labour)
(68 debate interactions)
Sarah Champion (Labour)
(53 debate interactions)
Alex Cunningham (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Justice)
(41 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(671 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(331 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(263 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(171 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21
(57,389 words contributed)
Finance (No. 2) Act 2023
(34,646 words contributed)
Finance Act 2023
(5,612 words contributed)
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Louth and Horncastle 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 is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”.

We, the British public, demand the release of the official research on grooming gangs undertaken by the Government in full.

The Home Secretary said what happened to victims of child sexual exploitation gangs was “one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience.” Last year local authorities identified 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation. We want an independent public inquiry into Grooming Gangs.


Latest EDMs signed by Victoria Atkins

Victoria Atkins has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Victoria Atkins, 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.


Victoria Atkins has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Victoria Atkins has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

3 Bills introduced by Victoria Atkins

Introduced: 5th July 2023

A Bill to Authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2024; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2023.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 11th July 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 8th March 2023

A Bill to Authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2022, 31 March 2023 and 31 March 2024; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2022 and 31 March 2023.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to Make provision about the supply of tobacco, vapes and other products, including provision prohibiting the sale of tobacco to people born on or after 1 January 2009; and to enable product requirements to be imposed in connection with tobacco, vapes and other products.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Tuesday 16th April 2024
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Next Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Victoria Atkins has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 3 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
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to provide further support in addition to the £400 Energy Bill Support Scheme payment and the £100 one-off payment announced on 21 September, for households that are reliant on domestic heating oil and LPG.

In addition to the £400 support from the Energy Bill Support Scheme and the £100 one off Alternative Fuel Payment, households reliant on domestic heating oil and LPG, but who use electricity for their other energy needs, will benefit from the electricity component of the Energy Price Guarantee.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what medium his Department plans to use to provide the additional payment of £100 to households who are not able to receive support for their heating costs through the Energy Price Guarantee to compensate for the rising costs of alternative fuels such as heating oil as announced on 21 September 2022.

Households in Great Britain eligible for these payments will receive £100 as a credit on their electricity bill this winter. Households who are eligible for but who do not receive Alternative Fuel Payment or the £100 heat network payment, because they do not have a relationship with an electricity supplier for example, will receive the £100 via the Alternative Fuel Payment Alternative Fund, which will be provided by a designated body. The Government will confirm details of the AFP Alternative Fund shortly.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department expects to provide the additional payment of £100 to households who are not able to receive support for their heating costs through the Energy Price Guarantee to compensate for the rising costs of alternative fuels such as heating oil as announced on 21 September 2022.

The details of when this payment will be made will be confirmed shortly. The Government is committed to delivering this support to customers as quickly as possible.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)