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Alok Sharma

Conservative - Reading West

First elected: 6th May 2010

COP26 President (Cabinet Office)

(since October 2022)

Alok Sharma is not a member of any APPGs
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
8th Jan 2021 - 6th Nov 2022
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
13th Feb 2020 - 8th Jan 2021
Secretary of State for International Development
24th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th Jan 2018 - 24th Jul 2019
Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)
13th Jun 2017 - 9th Jan 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
17th Jul 2016 - 13th Jun 2017
Treasury Committee
12th Sep 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
12th Jul 2010 - 14th Feb 2011
Science and Technology Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 14th Feb 2011
Science, Innovation and Technology Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 14th Feb 2011


Department Event
Wednesday 6th March 2024
12:00
Cabinet Office
Prime Minister's Question Time - Main Chamber
6 Mar 2024, noon

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Wednesday 13th March 2024
12:00
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Prime Minister's Question Time - Main Chamber
13 Mar 2024, noon

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Wednesday 20th March 2024
12:00
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Prime Minister's Question Time - Main Chamber
20 Mar 2024, noon

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Wednesday 17th April 2024
12:00
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17 Apr 2024, noon

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Wednesday 24th April 2024
12:00
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Prime Minister's Question Time - Main Chamber
24 Apr 2024, noon

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Thursday 25th April 2024
09:30
Cabinet Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
25 Apr 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Cabinet Office (including Topical Questions)
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Wednesday 1st May 2024
12:00
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1 May 2024, noon

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Wednesday 8th May 2024
12:00
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8 May 2024, noon

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Division Votes
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Ministerial Severance: Reform
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 273 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 192 Noes - 275
Speeches
Tuesday 20th February 2024
Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill
I beg to move amendment 12, page 1, line 3, at end insert—

“(1ZA) The OGA must not invite any …
Written Answers
Monday 24th April 2023
Private Rented Housing: Energy
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when the Government plans to publish its response …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 9th September 2020
United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020
To make provision in connection with the internal market for goods and services in the United Kingdom (including provision about …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th October 2023
1. Employment and earnings
19 December 2023, received £12,500 as an advance part-fee for a speaking engagement on 9 January 2024. Hours: none.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Alok Sharma has voted in 534 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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
Edward Miliband (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Net Zero
(37 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(26 debate interactions)
Darren Jones (Labour)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
(12 debate interactions)
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Reading West 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).

Alok Sharma has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Alok Sharma, 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.


Alok Sharma has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Alok Sharma has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

3 Bills introduced by Alok Sharma


To make provision in connection with the internal market for goods and services in the United Kingdom (including provision about the recognition of professional and other qualifications); to make provision in connection with provisions of the Northern Ireland Protocol relating to trade and state aid; to authorise the provision of financial assistance by Ministers of the Crown in connection with economic development, infrastructure, culture, sport and educational or training activities and exchanges; to make regulation of the provision of distortive or harmful subsidies a reserved or excepted matter; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 17th December 2020 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about companies and other entities in financial difficulty; and to make temporary changes to the law relating to the governance and regulation of companies and other entities.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th June 2020 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 22nd July 2020 and was enacted into law.

Alok Sharma has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


2 Written Questions in the current parliament

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14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will publish a plan for how the UK will meet the Global Methane Pledge launched at COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

The UK has adopted early and ambitious measures to tackle methane emissions. Between 1990 and 2020, UK methane emissions dropped by 62%, more than any other OECD country.

The Government recognises the urgency to do more, including to meet the Global Methane Pledge as a global target, and is pursuing efforts to secure further emission reductions in line with the Net Zero Strategy, Net Zero Growth Plan, and Carbon budgets. The Government does not have plans to produce a separate methane focused plan.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when the Government plans to publish its response to the consultation on improving the energy performance of privately rented homes that closed in January 2021.

The consultation on improving the energy performance of privately rented homes closed on 8th January 2021. The Government is continuing to refine the policy design to ensure the costs and circumstances relating to energy efficiency improvements are fair and proportionate for landlords and tenants. The Government will publish a summary of responses by the end of this year.

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