Chris Skidmore Portrait

Chris Skidmore

Conservative - Kingswood

6 APPG memberships (as of 22 Jul 2022)
Education Technology, Environment, Museums, Space, St George's Day, University
2 Former APPG memberships
Archives and History, Western Gateway
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)
10th Sep 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
8th Jan 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
24th Jul 2019 - 10th Sep 2019
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)
5th Dec 2018 - 24th Jul 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)
17th Jul 2016 - 8th Jan 2018
Education Committee
5th Nov 2012 - 18th Mar 2014
Health and Social Care Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 17th Jun 2013


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Division Votes
None available
Speeches
Thursday 14th July 2022
Protecting and Restoring Nature: COP15 and Beyond
I am listening with interest to the comments that my right hon. Friend has made. It is unfortunate that COP15 …
Written Answers
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Research
What progress he is making on developing the proposals in the Research and Development Roadmap.
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Essay Mills (Prohibition) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to prohibit the operation and advertising of essay mill services; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 27th June 2022
1. Employment and earnings
Oxford International Education Group, 259 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NB:
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 8th March 2022
Institutes of Technology (Royal Charter) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to make provision for Institutes of Technology to apply to receive a Royal Charter; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Chris Skidmore has voted in 471 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Chris Skidmore 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
Chris Skidmore 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
Richard Fuller (Conservative)
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury)
(4 debate interactions)
Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans)
(4 debate interactions)
Gavin Williamson (Conservative)
(3 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(24 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(20 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(4 debate contributions)
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Kingswood 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).

Chris Skidmore has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Chris Skidmore

Chris Skidmore has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Chris Skidmore, 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.


Chris Skidmore has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Chris Skidmore

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

5 Bills introduced by Chris Skidmore


A Bill to prohibit the operation and advertising of essay mill services; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 10th February 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that pupils in secondary education are guaranteed the opportunity to study for qualifications including triple science GCSEs and all English Baccalaureate GCSE subjects; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 24th March 2015

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 create a pupil characteristic known as pupils at risk of educational disadvantage; to require schools to establish individual education plans for pupils so identified and to monitor the educational progress of such pupils during their school career; to require certain information about such pupils to be published at a national level and to be included in reports compiled by Ofsted; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 6th May 2014

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 provide that communities may appeal against planning decisions on collection of the signatures of a required percentage of the electorate in the relevant ward within a designated time period; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 11th December 2012

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 provide that any Member of Parliament who changes voluntarily his or her political party affiliation described on the ballot paper at the time he or she was elected is deemed to have vacated his or her seat; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 23rd November 2011

1 Written Question 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
23rd Mar 2021
What progress he is making on developing the proposals in the Research and Development Roadmap.

We continue to make excellent progress on implementing the R&D Roadmap. Most recently, I am thrilled that the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill has been introduced to this House, seeking to establish a new funding body focused on high-risk, high-reward research.

Amanda Solloway
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)