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Craig Mackinlay

Conservative - South Thanet

Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on Exiting the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Committee on Exiting the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
European Scrutiny Committee
15th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Work and Pensions Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017


Select Committee Meeting
Monday 4th July 2022
15:30
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Measuring and reporting public sector greenhouse gas emissions
4 Jul 2022, 3:30 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
David Hill - Director General for Environment, Rural and Marine at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sarah Munby - Permanent Secretary at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Ben Rimmington - Director General Net Zero Buildings and Industry at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Steve Field - Director of Climate, Energy and Environment at HM Treasury
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6th July 2022
13:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Housing Recall
6 Jul 2022, 1 p.m.
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Jeremy Pocklington CB - Permanent Secretary at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Emran Mian - Director General of Regeneration at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Richard Goodman - Director General of Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 11th July 2022
14:45
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Regulation of energy suppliers
11 Jul 2022, 2:45 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Sarah Munby - Permanent Secretary at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Joanna Whittington - Director General at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Jonathan Brearley - Chief Executive at Ofgem
Neil Lawrence - Director of Retail at Ofgem
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12th July 2022
12:45
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 13th July 2022
13:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Redevelopment of Defra’s animal health infrastructure
13 Jul 2022, 1 p.m.
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Tamara Finkelstein - Permanent Secretary at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
David Holdsworth - Chief Executive at Animal and Plant Health Agency
Colin Dingwall - Senior Responsible Owner for the SCAH Programme at Animal and Plant Health Agency
Sarah Homer - Programme Sponsor for the SCAH Programme at Animal and Plant Health Agency
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 18th July 2022
15:30
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Improving the Accounting Officer Assessment Process
18 Jul 2022, 3:30 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Sir Tom Scholar - Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury
Cat Little - Director General for Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function at HM Treasury
Alex Chisholm - Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office
Nick Smallwood - Chief Executive at Infrastructure and Projects Authority
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 20th July 2022
13:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2021-22
20 Jul 2022, 1 p.m.
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Peter Schofield - Permanent Secretary at Department for Work & Pensions
Neil Couling CBE - Director General for Change and Universal Credit Senior Responsible Owner at Department for Work & Pensions
Bozena Hillyer - Director for Counter Fraud and Compliance and Debt at Department for Work & Pensions
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Division Votes
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 271 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 205
Speeches
Monday 27th June 2022
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
Everyone in the House this evening should remember what this is all about. It is about protecting the Good Friday …
Written Answers
Monday 30th May 2022
Fracking
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the British Geological Survey's short …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Election Expenses (Authorisation of Free or Discounted Support) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 14th March 2022
1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £160 expected for a survey completed on 9 March 2022. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 09 March 2022)
EDM signed
Thursday 11th April 2019
Exiting the European Union
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Live Animal Exports (Prohibition) Bill 2017-19
To prohibit the export of live farmed animals for slaughter or fattening; and for connected purposes.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Craig Mackinlay has voted in 482 divisions, and 13 times against the majority of their Party.

25 Mar 2021 - Coronavirus - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 35 Conservative No votes vs 305 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 484 Noes - 76
22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay 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
Craig Mackinlay 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
10 Feb 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative No votes vs 327 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 526 Noes - 24
9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay 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
Craig Mackinlay 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
1 Dec 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 53 Conservative No votes vs 290 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 291 Noes - 78
4 Nov 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 308 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 516 Noes - 38
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
20 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative No votes vs 265 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 268 Noes - 204
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 126
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 60 Conservative No votes vs 258 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 385 Noes - 100
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Craig Mackinlay voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 243 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 249 Noes - 167
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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
Sajid Javid (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
(6 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(6 debate interactions)
Kevin Foster (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(23 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(23 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(17 debate contributions)
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South Thanet 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 South Thanet signature proportion
Petitions with most South Thanet signatures
Craig Mackinlay has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Craig Mackinlay

11th April 2019
Craig Mackinlay signed this EDM on Thursday 11th April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 73
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Craig Mackinlay, 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.


Craig Mackinlay has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Craig Mackinlay has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

4 Bills introduced by Craig Mackinlay


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 amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to provide that election expenses relating to property, goods, services or facilities provided free of charge or at a discount are incurred only if authorised by the candidate or the candidate’s election agent; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 12th March 2019
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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 for the representation of Gibraltar by a Member of the House of Commons; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 19th June 2018
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A Bill to amend section 33 of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 to allow local authorities to proscribe, in certain circumstances, the transport of live animals for slaughter abroad via facilities that local authorities control and operate; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 13th July 2016

A Bill to amend section 33 of the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 to allow local authorities to proscribe, in certain circumstances, the transport of live animals for slaughter abroad via facilities that local authorities control and operate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 10th May 2016
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15 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
1 Other Department Questions
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many listed buildings have been granted an exemption from obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing such a statutory exemption for listed buildings to protect their historic value.

The Department does not hold information on how many listed buildings have been granted an exemption from obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate. Therefore, we have not made an assessment of the potential merits of providing a statutory exemption for listed buildings to protect their historic value.

25th Jun 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions the Government has had with the EU on the free movement of (a) chilled meat products and (b) other goods originating in the USA between Sint Maarten, non-EU under the Netherlands, and Saint Martin, in the EU under France, in relation to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The UK has not had discussions with the EU on the free movement of chilled meats or other goods originating in the USA, between Sint Maarten and Saint Martin, in relation to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Penny Mordaunt
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
20th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the British Geological Survey's short report on shale gas fracturing and the modelling of seismic activity in shale rocks in the UK, as commissioned in his letter dated 5 April 2022, if he will publish the criteria for revising the seismicity limits that apply to shale gas extraction.

In 2019, the Government confirmed that the pause on the exploration of shale gas reserves in England would remain in place unless and until further evidence was provided that shale gas extraction could be carried out safely. Any exploration or development of shale gas would need to meet rigorous safety and environmental protections both above ground and sub-surface.

The Government has commissioned the British Geological Survey to advise on the latest scientific evidence around shale gas extraction. Unless the latest scientific evidence demonstrates that shale gas extraction is safe, sustainable and of minimal disturbance to those living and working nearby, the pause in England will remain in place.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
18th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate an expansion of the UK's gas storage facilities in advance of winter 2022-23.

The diversity of Great Britain’s sources of gas supply obviates a reliance on natural gas storage. This distinguishes Great Britain from some European countries which have a relative larger storage capacity than Great Britain.

The Government is continuing to explore the future of the gas storage landscape, including in relation to hydrogen. The UK Hydrogen Strategy considers the role of hydrogen storage in greater detail and whether further regulation or support mechanisms are needed to maximise its potential.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
13th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the British Geological Survey's short report on shale gas extraction commissioned by his Department, if he will publish the criteria for lifting the moratorium on shale gas extraction.

The recent request to the British Geological Survey has been made to assess if any progress has been made in the scientific understanding which underpins government policy on hydraulic fracturing.

The Government has always been clear that the exploration of shale gas reserves in England could only proceed if the science shows that it is safe, sustainable and of minimal disturbance to those living and working nearby. The request to the British Geological Survey does not indicate a change to government policy.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
22nd Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the UK electricity demand in 2050; what forecast his Department has made of the composition of the energy source supplying that demand.

Annex O of the Government’s Energy and Emission Projections provides four indicative 2050 scenarios for the power sector: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/energy-and-emissions-projections. These have two levels of demand (higher and lower) and show capacity mixes that could meet this demand, while ensuring emissions fall in line with legislated ambition and costs to consumers are minimised.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
17th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason (a) the name of a limited partnership cannot be re-used, after dissolution and removal from Companies House register and (b) that restriction does not apply to limited liability partnerships and limited companies.

The legislation on Limited Partnerships does not prevent a Limited Partnership’s name from being re-used after dissolution as the rules that prevent duplicate company or LLP names do not apply to LPs.

The Government is committing to reforming the legislation on limited partnerships; this will include proposals that will bring the rules on the names of limited partnerships in line with those for limited liability partnerships and limited companies.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
23rd Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 21 April 2021 to Question 182074 on the Green Homes Grant Scheme, what policies his Department plans to implement to decarbonise the heating of listed buildings where low carbon options are economically unviable or prohibited by planning law.

Further to the response to Question 182074 of 21 April 2021, the Government recognises that some households, including those living in listed buildings, may need additional support to decarbonise, particularly if they are on a lower income or vulnerable. The Government is planning to publish a Heat and Buildings Strategy in due course, which will set out the immediate actions we will take for reducing emissions from buildings.

The Government is putting affordability and fairness at the heart of our reforms. We will continue support to lower income households and the vulnerable to make homes greener, through schemes such as the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). HUG will provide energy efficiency upgrades and low-carbon heating to low-income households living off the gas grid in England to tackle fuel poverty and meet net zero. An initial £150m was allocated to HUG in the 2020 spending review and will be delivered alongside a £200m third tranche of Local Authority Delivery (LAD) as a £350m Sustainable Warmth competition, which was launched on 16 June, with delivery expected to run from early 2022 to March 2023. The ECO, worth £640m per year, is already supporting low income and vulnerable households with energy efficiency and heating measures. The next iteration of ECO will run from 2022 to 2026 with an increase in value from £640m to £1bn per year.

The Government will also be launching the Clean Heat Grant from 2022 to 2024. The scheme will support homes to transition from high carbon fossil fuel heating sources to low carbon heating , such as heat pumps or alternatives including biomass boilers where heat pumps are unsuitable.

Additionally, property owners may consult the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) service, and a retrofit coordinator for further advice and information on improving their building’s energy performance.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
16th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to replace the Green Homes Grant scheme; and what steps he plans to take to ensure that listed property owners benefit from a successor scheme.

The Government will be expanding its funding commitment in financial year 21/22 for both the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) and the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme (LAD) with £300 million of new funding.

Furthermore, £150m has already been committed to the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG), intended to support low-income households by upgrading the worst-performing off-gas-grid homes in England.

Design guidance for a further phase of LAD, and both the HUG and SHDF schemes is currently being developed. A wide range of possibilities will be examined to ensure successful delivery of the funds, through schemes which efficiently complement each other, with delivery extending into 2023.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
18th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report by Kent Action Against Live Export (KAALE) sent to his Department by that organisation on 25 October 2020 and by the hon. Member for South Thanet on 20 October 2020; and what steps he plans to take in response to the findings of that report.

The report produced by Kent Action Against Live Exports (KAALE) is currently being reviewed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on behalf of Defra. Where any non-compliance set out in the report is confirmed, APHA will take appropriate regulatory or enforcement action.

The Government is committed to the welfare of all animals and to making further improvements to animal welfare in transport. We fully intend to take advantage of our departure from the European Union to improve animal welfare and to ensure the highest standards. We have a commitment to end excessively long journeys for slaughter and fattening and we intend to consult on how we deliver on that manifesto commitment before the end of this year.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
18th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of whether all live animals for export loaded onto livestock transporters at Ramsgate Port have received full inspections by adequately accredited veterinary officers; and if he will publish that assessment.

Government accredited Official Veterinarians ensure that every animal for which export certification is requested is fit to travel and has been rested, fed and watered.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) undertakes supervised loadings in all bar exceptional circumstances at departure premises where animals are being exported for further fattening or slaughter. In addition, welfare checks are conducted on all vehicles on arrival at Ramsgate. These checks range from ensuring all watering and ventilation systems are fully functional, to an inspection of the animals on board the vehicle.

APHA inspectors are present at every sailing from Ramsgate involving the export of live animals destined for slaughter. Where breaches in the legislation are identified APHA can, and does, take regulatory action to ensure compliance, protect the welfare of the animals and to achieve ongoing compliance.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
15th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the influenza infection fatality rate in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

Influenza infection levels and related deaths are not routinely collected in the format requested, therefore this specific estimate has not been made. The number of influenza infections and deaths due to influenza-related complications varies with each flu season.

Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
16th May 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost of extending VAT relief on energy efficient materials to secondary glazing.

The Government has not estimated the cost of including secondary glazing in the VAT relief for energy saving materials.

HMRC does not hold information on VAT revenue from specific products or services, such as secondary glazing, because businesses are not required to provide figures at a product level on their VAT returns, as this would impose an excessive administrative burden.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
23rd Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to reduce the planning burdens of installing electric car charging points in listed homes.

The Government is fully committed to encouraging homeowners to incorporate energy efficiency measures in their properties in order to tackle climate change. As part of this, we recognise the need to ensure that more historic buildings are able to be adapted to support our zero carbon objectives.

In our recently published White Paper, Planning for the Future, we have therefore committed to reviewing and updating the planning framework for listed buildings and conservation areas, to ensure their significance is conserved while allowing, where appropriate, sympathetic changes to support their continued use and address climate change.