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David Johnston

Conservative - Wantage

5 APPG memberships (as of 22 Jul 2022)
AEA Technology Pensions, Chalk Streams, Community Energy, Football Club, Social Mobility
1 Former APPG membership
Foreign Affairs
Backbench Business Committee
1st Mar 2021 - 15th Mar 2022
Education Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 19th Oct 2021
Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill
6th Sep 2021 - 6th Sep 2021

Department Event
Monday 19th September 2022
Department for Education
Oral questions - Main Chamber
19 Sep 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Education (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
None available
Thursday 21st July 2022
Business of the House
In November, the wife of a constituent of mine died, and the inquest ruled that it had been accidental death …
Written Answers
Wednesday 19th January 2022
What priorities he has for his COP26 Presidency year.
Early Day Motions
None available
Wednesday 21st July 2021
Local Electricity Bill 2021-22
A Bill to enable electricity generators to become local electricity suppliers; and for connected purposes.
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 15th November 2021
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: John Nash
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Multi-Academy Trusts (Ofsted Inspection) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to amend section 5 of the Education Act 2005 to provide that Ofsted may inspect the governing bodies …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, David Johnston has voted in 560 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
David Johnston 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
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency)
(23 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(10 debate interactions)
Gavin Williamson (Conservative)
(9 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(21 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(18 debate contributions)
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Wantage 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 Wantage signature proportion
David Johnston has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by David Johnston

David Johnston has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by David Johnston, 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.

David Johnston has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by David Johnston

Tuesday 10th November 2020

2 Bills introduced by David Johnston

A Bill to make provision to enable the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to investigate advice and information given by the Secretary of State and the Government Actuary relating to transfers of pensions from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority pension schemes to the AEA Technology pension scheme; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022
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A Bill to enable electricity generators to become local electricity suppliers; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

7 Written Questions in the current parliament

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1 Other Department Questions
19th Jan 2022
What priorities he has for his COP26 Presidency year.

Throughout the UK’s Presidency year, we will work with Egypt as the incoming Presidency, and all countries, to deliver on the agreed outcomes in the Glasgow Climate Pact and keep 1.5 in reach.

In doing so we will continue to champion science, especially the IPCC and its major reports in 2022, and the urgency of action on emissions reductions, adaptation, finance to support developing nations and loss and damage.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
5th Nov 2020
What assessment she has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of the digital capability of the CPS during the covid-19 outbreak.

The CPS successfully enabled almost its entire workforce to move to remote working at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, without business interruption. Working with partners, the CPS has helped the criminal justice system to continue to function throughout the pandemic.

The CPS Inspectorate published a report on the performance of the CPS at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak. It commended the organisation’s digital capability and strategic planning and its foresight in upgrading its digital capabilities.

Michael Ellis
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
22nd Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating funding to the development of space based solar power.

A report which includes some of those potential merits is available on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/space-based-solar-power-de-risking-the-pathway-to-net-zero.

15th Dec 2020
What steps his Department is taking to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

My Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution will turbo-charge our path to net zero with £12 billion of government investment. Yesterday, we published our ambitious Energy White Paper, and will publish further plans to decarbonise key sectors of the economy ahead of COP26, including our Net Zero Strategy.

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
22nd Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including agriculture in the national curriculum.

The National Curriculum already includes topics related to agriculture such as food production, the environment, and types of land use in subjects such as geography, design and technology and science.

In the geography curriculum schools must teach pupils to describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. This is built upon in secondary schools where pupils are taught to understand how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes, environments and the climate.

In science, pupils are taught to explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and how they vary from plant to plant. Guidance advises schools to support their teaching through the use the local environment throughout the year to observe how plants grow. Pupils should be introduced to the requirements of plants for germination, growth and survival, as well as the processes of reproduction and growth in plants.

The design and technology curriculum states that as part of their work with food, pupils should be taught to understand where food comes from, understand seasonality and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

The National Curriculum is a framework setting out the content of what the Department expects schools to cover in each subject and teachers have the flexibility and freedom to determine how they deliver the content in the way that best meets the needs of their pupils. If teachers wish, they can choose to cover particular topics in greater depth, for example food and farming.

18th May 2021
What steps his Department is taking to support victims of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse is a top priority across Government, and we are determined to transform the response to this abhorrent crime.

We passed our landmark Domestic Abuse Bill on 29 April and our forthcoming Victims’ Bill will further transform victims’ experience of the criminal justice system and we have provided unprecedented funding for domestic abuse since the pandemic began, including £51m boost for specialist support services to support victims through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Kit Malthouse
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
8th Dec 2020
What steps his Department is taking to introduce problem-solving courts.

Problem-solving courts, which strengthen the judicial involvement in the oversight of sentences being served in the community, will provide a way to closely manage and rehabilitate those offenders who are frequently both prolific and vulnerable. The MoJ are committed to piloting Problem Solving Courts in up to five locations in the Sentencing White Paper, published 16 September. We will be taking forward the necessary legislative provisions to enable these pilots when Parliamentary time allows.

Pilots, based on international best-practice, will focus on offenders with substance misuse issues, domestic violence offences and female offenders.

The Court Service and Probation Service are closely involved in the design of the pilots, taking into consideration operational resources and the location of the necessary treatment services.