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Edward Argar

Conservative - Charnwood

First elected: 7th May 2015

Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

(since October 2022)

Edward Argar is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Dementia, Eye Health and Visual Impairment, Oman, Yemen
Victims and Prisoners Bill
14th Jun 2023 - 11th Jul 2023
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
14th Oct 2022 - 27th Oct 2022
Paymaster General
6th Sep 2022 - 14th Oct 2022
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
6th Sep 2022 - 14th Oct 2022
Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill
20th Jul 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
10th Sep 2019 - 6th Jul 2022
Health and Care Bill
7th Sep 2021 - 2nd Nov 2021
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
14th Jun 2018 - 10th Sep 2019
Procedure Committee
13th Jul 2015 - 21st Nov 2016


Department Event
Tuesday 26th March 2024
11:30
Ministry of Justice
Oral questions - Main Chamber
26 Mar 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Justice (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Tuesday 20th February 2024
Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 276 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 286 Noes - 221
Speeches
Tuesday 20th February 2024
Oral Answers to Questions
It is a pleasure to respond to my first question from the hon. Gentleman since his election.

As part of …
Written Answers
Monday 5th September 2022
A46: Leicestershire
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if (a) his Department and (b) National Highways will make an assessment …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 29th June 2016
Registration of Marriage Bill 2016-17
A Bill to make provision about the registration of marriages.
MP Financial Interests
Tuesday 14th April 2020
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Lord David Brownlow
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 14th November 2017
Registration of Marriage (No. 2) Bill 2017-19
A Bill to make provision about the registration of marriages.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Edward Argar has voted in 923 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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
Justin Madders (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Employment Rights and Protections)
(129 debate interactions)
Sarah Champion (Labour)
(77 debate interactions)
Alex Norris (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)
(74 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(1192 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(388 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(10 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(4 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(178,099 words contributed)
Victims and Prisoners Bill 2022-23
(86,939 words contributed)
NHS Funding Act 2020
(3,399 words contributed)
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Charnwood 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 Charnwood signature proportion
Petition Debates Contributed

As Parliament considers the Bill of Rights, the Government must reconsider including abortion rights in this Bill. Rights to abortion must be specifically protected in this legislation, especially as the Government has refused to rule out leaving the European Convention on Human Rights.

Provide a mechanism within existing legislation whereupon a person with parental responsibility (PR) is found guilty of murdering the other parent with PR, has PR automatically suspended throughout the duration of the term of imprisonment of the aforesaid person convicted.

We demand the Government restore England’s publicly funded, publicly provided NHS by reversing all privatising legislation, ending ongoing PFI contracts, and scrapping plans for Integrated Care Systems and for-profit US-style ‘managed care’.

The air ambulances that operate around the UK cost around £12,000 per day to run and maintain, and are mainly funded through charity organisations. This petition is to ask the Government to fully fund the air ambulances through the emergency services.


Latest EDMs signed by Edward Argar

Edward Argar has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Edward Argar, 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.


Edward Argar has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Edward Argar has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Edward Argar


A Bill to make provision about the registration of marriages.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 13th January 2017
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1 Bill co-sponsored by Edward Argar

Registration of Marriage (No. 2) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Caroline Spelman (Con)


4 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
19th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total capital investment by his Department was in schools in Charnwood constituency in the financial year 2021-22, by school.

For the 2021/22 financial year, Leicestershire local authority, which covers Charnwood constituency, received a School Condition Allocation (SCA) of £4,090,736 to spend on improving the condition of its maintained schools. As SCA is allocated to responsible bodies, not individual schools, we cannot provide a school or constituency level breakdown of this funding.

Large multi-academy trusts and voluntary-aided school bodies, such as dioceses, also receive SCA. These allocations can cover schools across multiple local authority boundaries, so are not included in the figure above. All SCA funding is published on GOV.UK.

Smaller multi-academy or stand-alone trusts, voluntary-aided schools not part of SCA eligible bodies, and sixth form colleges are instead able to bid to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) each year. In the 2021-22 CIF round, there were six successful projects across four schools in Charnwood, totalling £1,110,079.52.

There were three projects included in the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP2) in Charnwood Constituency. They are: Highcliffe Primary School and Community Centre, The Cedars Academy, and Bishop Ellis Catholic Voluntary Academy. All three projects began prior to the financial year 2021/22 and were handed over before the start of the financial year, with one school, The Cedars Academy, completing construction in the financial year 2021/22. These schools have benefitted from a combined total of £17,845,842 of funding.

19th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if (a) his Department and (b) National Highways will make an assessment of the potential merits of road safety junction improvement works at the A46 Seagrave-Thanington cross-over in Leicestershire.

Following the developer-led junction improvement scheme that was delivered in February this year for the new Leicester City Football Club training ground, a Stage 3 Road Safety Audit was carried out at this location. The designers of the scheme are currently developing an additional package of works to address the issues identified that relate to the right turn movement of traffic from Park Hill Lane onto the A46. Until these works are undertaken, the network remains under the jurisdiction of Leicester City Football Club.

19th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of delivery to date of (a) service improvements and (b) investment in new rolling stock as set out in the East Midlands 2019 rail franchise agreement.

A new dedicated electric train service between Corby and London St Pancras, with frequency doubled to two train per hour has been delivered, enabling peak time long distance services to and from London to be accelerated. The new fleet of bi-mode long distance trains, committed to as part of the East Midlands 2019 rail franchise agreement, are under construction and should enter service in the next couple of years.

As a result of the impact of the pandemic, the Department are negotiating to replace the 2019 franchise agreement with a directly awarded National Rail Contract which will enable more flexibility to develop service and rolling stock plans that reflect the changes to travel habits that the pandemic caused.

19th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of progress on reviewing the funding formula for Government funding to local authorities.

This Government remains committed to ensuring that funding allocations for councils are based on an up-to-date assessment of their needs and resources. We will continue to work closely with the sector and other stakeholders to look at the challenges and opportunities facing the sector before consulting on any potential changes.