Bernard Jenkin Portrait

Bernard Jenkin

Conservative - Harwich and North Essex

Public Accounts Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 25th May 2021
Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
13th Feb 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee (Commons)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
12th Jul 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
12th Jul 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee)
17th Apr 2018 - 27th Jul 2018
Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee)
16th May 2018 - 27th Jul 2018
Liaison Committee (Commons)
10th Sep 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
18th Jun 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
18th Jun 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
3rd Dec 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Liaison Committee (Commons)
19th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Public Administration Committee
10th Jun 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2014 - 3rd Feb 2015
Committees on Arms Export Controls
10th Mar 2008 - 6th May 2010
Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)
10th Mar 2008 - 6th May 2010
Defence Committee
27th Nov 2006 - 6th May 2010
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party
1st Dec 2005 - 7th Nov 2006
Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)
10th May 2005 - 8th Dec 2005
Shadow Secretary of State (The Regions)
1st Oct 2003 - 10th May 2005
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
1st Sep 2001 - 1st Oct 2003
Shadow Minister (Transport)
19th Jun 1998 - 1st Sep 2001
Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales)
1st Jul 1997 - 1st Jul 1998
Opposition Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions)
1st Jan 1998 - 19th Jun 1998
Social Security
6th Dec 1993 - 21st Mar 1997


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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
Government Response to Covid-19: Public Inquiry

I am fully aware that the Government are learning lessons as quickly as possible, but they are underpowering their ability …

Written Answers
Thursday 25th March 2021
UK Government Union Capability Independent Review
What steps he is taking in response to the Dunlop Review on relations between the UK Government and the Governments …
Early Day Motions
Thursday 25th January 2018
COLLECTING DATA ON ELECTION CANDIDATE DIVERSITY
That this House notes with concern that Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 is yet to be commenced; acknowledges …
Bills
None available
Tweets
Friday 16th July 2021
20:12
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th June 2021
1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £500 expected from Primary Access and Research Ltd, 64 Eaton Place, London SWIX 8AT, for a speech to …
EDM signed
Thursday 5th November 2020
Removal of requirement to publicise Planning Notices in local newspapers
This House recognises that local and regional newspapers, in print and digital form, reach 40.6 million people each week across …
Supported Legislation
House of Commons (Precedence of Government Business) (European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Bernard Jenkin has voted in 280 divisions, and 6 times against the majority of their Party.

22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Bernard Jenkin 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
Bernard Jenkin 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
9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Bernard Jenkin 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
19 Jan 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Bernard Jenkin voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 34 Conservative No votes vs 319 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 319 Noes - 308
23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Bernard Jenkin 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
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Bernard Jenkin 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
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(26 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(20 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(29 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(28 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(25 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(18 debate contributions)
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Harwich and North Essex 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 Harwich and North Essex signature proportion
Petitions with most Harwich and North Essex signatures
Bernard Jenkin has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Bernard Jenkin

28th September 2020
Bernard Jenkin signed this EDM on Thursday 5th November 2020

Removal of requirement to publicise Planning Notices in local newspapers

Tabled by: Barry Gardiner (Labour - Brent North)
This House recognises that local and regional newspapers, in print and digital form, reach 40.6 million people each week across the UK; notes that they perform vital democratic functions by nurturing debate, investigating local issues and running powerful campaigns that foster community identity and hold vested interests to account; considers …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Dec 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Conservative: 5
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
19th December 2019
Bernard Jenkin signed this EDM on Wednesday 26th February 2020

Musicians' passport

Tabled by: Ruth Jones (Labour - Newport West)
That this House recognises the importance of the music industry to our economy and the work, talent and expertise of musicians from all four nations of the United Kingdom; acknowledges that musicians rely on touring and performing in the other 27 nations of the European Union to make a living; …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 3
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Bernard Jenkin, 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.


Bernard Jenkin has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Bernard Jenkin has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Bernard Jenkin has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


5 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
25th Mar 2021
What steps he is taking in response to the Dunlop Review on relations between the UK Government and the Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This government is a government for the whole of the United Kingdom.

Yesterday, my Right Honourable Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster updated the House on the significant progress we’ve made in implementing Lord Dunlop's recommendations, alongside a progress update on the intergovernmental relations review and our first IGR transparency report.

Chloe Smith
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
11th Nov 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what machinery of government is responsible for identifying what constitutes the UK's critical national infrastructure; and if he will make a statement.

The Government defines the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure as the critical elements of infrastructure (facilities, systems, sites, property, information, people, networks and processes), the loss or compromise of which would result in major detrimental impact on the availability, delivery or integrity of essential services, leading to severe economic or social consequences or loss of life.

The Government has designated 13 sectors as critical to the daily functioning of the UK. Each sector has a lead government department responsible for the resilience and security of their sectors and for designating the critical elements of infrastructure. The elements of the national infrastructure designated as critical are reviewed periodically. The Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) in the Cabinet Office has a coordination and assurance role across all sectors and oversees the Government's infrastructure security and resilience objectives.

Penny Mordaunt
Paymaster General
30th Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which covid-19 Government support schemes are (a) subject to the European Commission’s Temporary Framework for State Aid; (b) subject to the De Minimis Framework for State Aid; and (b) not subject to State Aid rules.

Although the UK has left the EU, under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, the EU State Aid rules continue to apply in the UK during the Transition Period. The European Commission has introduced some flexibilities into the rules to deal address the impacts of the Coronavirus, in the form of a Temporary Framework, which the UK has taken advantage of.

The UK has two schemes that have been approved by the European Commission under its Temporary Framework: the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), and the COVID-19 Temporary Framework for UK authorities. Information about these schemes is available on DG Competition’s Coronavirus pages. The COVID-19 Temporary Framework for UK authorities allows public authorities to introduce their own aid measures without the necessity of obtaining an individual Commission approval. This provides cover for measures such as the Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme (RHLGF) and CBILS for large business.

The UK is not required under State Aid rules to maintain a database of De Minimis aid, or of non-aid measures, but has used introduced measures on these bases to support affected business. For example, the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF), operates on a De Minimis basis, while the Job Retention schemes and business rate reliefs, which are key elements of the Government’s support package, do not involve State Aid at all.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
3rd Feb 2020
To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the mean salary is of the permanent staff of IPSA.

In 2018-19, the mean salary of the permanent staff at IPSA was £38,930.92.

21st Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether pooled sample testing for covid-19 is being used in (a) the UK and (b) areas of the UK where covid-19 infections are deemed to be recorded as low; and what assessment he has made of the contribution of experiences of pooled sample testing in (i) Uruguay, (ii) Rwanda, (iii) the US, (iv) Germany, (v) South Korea and (vi) India to (A) increasing the understanding of the covid-19 pandemic spread and (B) reducing the number of covid-19 required to help reduce that pandemic spread.

A clinical validation study has commenced at a small number of testing sites, which aims to clinically validate pooling for use on the National Testing Programme. There is also a programme about to begin at Cambridge University that we plan to monitor closely. All individuals are asked in advance if they would like to take part in this clinical validation study with the context and reasoning for the study provided. The test result for the individual is unaffected by the clinical validation study being performed.

Helen Whately
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)