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Caroline Dinenage

Conservative - Gosport

1 APPG membership (as of 29 Dec 2021)
Women in the Penal System
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
13th Feb 2020 - 16th Sep 2021
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
9th Jan 2018 - 13th Feb 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
14th Jun 2017 - 9th Jan 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
17th Jul 2016 - 14th Jun 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
8th May 2015 - 17th Jul 2016
Minister for Equalities (Department for Education)
8th May 2015 - 17th Jul 2016
Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
5th Nov 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Science and Technology Committee
27th Feb 2012 - 4th Feb 2013
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
27th Feb 2012 - 4th Feb 2013

Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 26th January 2022
Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Equality and the UK asylum process
26 Jan 2022, 2 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Ms Zoe Gardner - Policy Advocacy Manager at Joint Council on the Welfare of Migrants
Dr Rosella Pulvirenti - Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law, Manchester Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University
Jonathan Thomas - Senior Fellow at Social Market Foundation
David Goodhart - Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit at Policy Exchange
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Division Votes
Wednesday 19th January 2022
Building Safety Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 294 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 181 Noes - 301
Thursday 13th January 2022
Draft Online Safety Bill Report
I echo the words of thanks to the Joint Committee and its Clerks, under the excellent chairmanship of my hon. …
Written Answers
Thursday 18th November 2021
Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reconsider the Draught Relief policy …
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 17th January 2022
1. Employment and earnings
13 November 2021, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 January 2022)

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Caroline Dinenage has voted in 347 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Caroline Dinenage 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
Chi Onwurah (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(10 debate interactions)
Eleanor Laing (Conservative)
(8 debate interactions)
Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(32 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(9 debate contributions)
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Gosport 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 Gosport signature proportion
Petitions with most Gosport signatures
Caroline Dinenage has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Caroline Dinenage

Caroline Dinenage has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Caroline Dinenage, 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.

Caroline Dinenage has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Caroline Dinenage has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Caroline Dinenage has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Caroline Dinenage has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

7 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
5th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of mathematics graduates required to meet the Government’s ambition to achieve an investment in research and development of 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027.

In order to sustain the UK’s target of 2.4% research intensity of GDP by 2027, it is estimated the R&D sector will need a minimum of 150,000 additional researchers and technicians between 2021 and 2030. The R&D People & Culture Strategy set out our plan to tackle skills gaps, anticipate future needs in both business and academia, and build the workforce the UK needs. BEIS is working with partners to better understand the skills and workforce needed for research and innovation.

The UK continues to be a world leader in mathematics, and to support mathematics R&D, UKRI has awarded £104 million of additional funding into Mathematical Sciences, over and above EPSRC’s core Mathematical Sciences Theme budget. The additional investment has funded institutes, small and large research grants, fellowships, doctoral studentships, and postdoctoral awards.

George Freeman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
5th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of young people studying mathematics at higher education.

Universities are autonomous bodies, independent from government, and they have control over decisions about who to admit to their courses.

Mathematics remains the most popular A level subject and we are committed to increase participation in post-16 mathematics. We introduced reformed A levels which provide a better foundation to study Mathematics courses, including pure Mathematics, at a higher level. We fund the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme which supports schools and colleges to improve the effectiveness of level 3 maths teaching and provides targeted support for students preparing for study at higher education.

We are working with universities and academy trusts to establish a specialist Mathematics school in each region (and a total of 11 nationally). These aim to prepare more of our most mathematically able students to succeed in Mathematics disciplines at top universities.

We strongly believe effective careers guidance and advice is key to supporting young people in their education and career choices.

The government’s Careers Strategy sets out a long-term plan to build a world class careers system to achieve this ambition. The delivery of the Careers Strategy will ensure that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) encounters, such as with employers and apprenticeships, are built into school career programmes.

The government also supports around 25% of the total PhD population in the UK through grants awarded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Since January 2020, UKRI has awarded £104 million of additional funding into Mathematical Sciences, over and above the Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council’s core Mathematical Sciences Theme budget.

Michelle Donelan
Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)
3rd Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making CCTV compulsory in taxis.

The Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards issued in 2020 provides the Government’s view on the merits of installing CCTV in taxis and private hire vehicles; that it can deter those drivers that seek to abuse their position of trust and be of investigative and evidential value when this is alleged.

The use of CCTV can provide a safer environment not just for passengers but also for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers who often face verbal and physical assault, which is frequently racially motivated, and from false accusations.

All licensing authorities should consult to identify if there are local circumstances which indicate that the installation of CCTV in vehicles would have either a positive or an adverse net effect on the safety of taxi and private hire vehicle users and drivers, taking into account potential privacy issues.

Trudy Harrison
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
21st Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals offer food to parents in hospital with their child.

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals offer weekend play support staff for children.

This information is not recorded centrally. These arrangements are managed by individual trusts.

Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of his Department’s cancer research budget was spent on childhood cancer research in the last three years; and if he breakdown those figures by types of childhood cancer that received that funding.

This information is not held in the format requested. The Department funds research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR does not categorise research studies by age group or by type of childhood cancer.

In addition, not all studies research a specific condition but are aimed at prevention or to improve outcomes for multiple conditions.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reconsider the Draught Relief policy so that it will apply to drinks served from draught containers less than 40 litres in order to benefit a wider range of breweries.

Our initial proposal is that the relief would apply to containers at least as big as the traditional firkin – a 40 litre cask. We will discuss the size of containers that will qualify for the relief with brewers as part of our consultation process.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)