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George Freeman

Conservative - Mid Norfolk

First elected: 6th May 2010


George Freeman is not a member of any APPGs
5 Former APPG memberships
Adult Social Care, Arts and Heritage, Children of Alcoholics, Inclusive Growth, Medicines and Medical Devices
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
7th Feb 2023 - 13th Nov 2023
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
26th Oct 2022 - 7th Feb 2023
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
17th Sep 2021 - 7th Jul 2022
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
26th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)
15th Jul 2014 - 17th Jul 2016
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
15th Jul 2014 - 17th Jul 2016
Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 29th Nov 2010
Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 29th Nov 2010


There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Tuesday 20th February 2024
Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 279 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 226 Noes - 287
Speeches
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Oral Answers to Questions
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his answer and for his work on this. He knows, as I …
Written Answers
Thursday 14th December 2017
Lebanon: Refugees
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 26th November 2013
Electronic Patient Records (Continuity of Care) Bill 2013-14
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th October 2023
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Forbes Bruce
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …
EDM signed
Tuesday 18th December 2018
VOTING ON CHOICES FOR THE UK LEAVING THE UK
That this House believes the public has a right to know how Members would vote on the different choices facing …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Banking Services (Post Offices) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to place a duty on major high street banks to provide banking services in post offices; to make …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, George Freeman has voted in 735 divisions, and 5 times against the majority of their Party.

9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
George Freeman voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 341 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 351 Noes - 276
4 Nov 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
George Freeman voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 330 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 331 Noes - 272
12 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
George Freeman voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 327 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 332 Noes - 279
20 Jul 2020 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
George Freeman voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 323 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 263 Noes - 326
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
George Freeman 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
View All George Freeman Division Votes

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 (Science, Research and Innovation)
(12 debate interactions)
Anna Firth (Conservative)
(12 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(31 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(20 debate contributions)
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Mid Norfolk 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 Mid Norfolk signature proportion
Petitions with most Mid Norfolk signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

The Government needs to take back ownership of strategic energy assets. It needs to accept that the Free Market has failed the energy sector, that it is in the national interest to renationalise our energy assets. The Government must therefore renationalise all the UK energy assets.

We would like the Government to ban all animal testing UK, including for the development of cosmetics, household products and medicines. Alternatives need to be actively funded. Many products that are tested on animals end up not being suitable for humans. Animal testing is outmoded and should end.

The Government must recognise the urgent need to use animal-free science and publish a clear and ambitious action plan with timetables and milestones to drive the phase-out of animal experiments. As well as preventing animal suffering, this will benefit public health and business.


Latest EDMs signed by George Freeman

17th December 2018
George Freeman signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 18th December 2018

VOTING ON CHOICES FOR THE UK LEAVING THE UK

Tabled by: Lord Field of Birkenhead (Crossbench - Birkenhead)
That this House believes the public has a right to know how Members would vote on the different choices facing the country regarding the UK leaving the EU; believes that Members should have an opportunity as soon as possible to register their vote on a range of options including a …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Crossbench: 1
17th October 2018
George Freeman signed this EDM on Thursday 18th October 2018

INTERNATIONAL STAMMERING AWARENESS DAY

Tabled by: Anna Turley (Labour (Co-op) - Redcar)
That this House welcomes International Stammering Awareness Day on 22 October 2018, which aims to raise awareness and increase understanding of stammering, a speech condition that affects around one in 20 young children and one in 100 adults; recognises individuals and groups of volunteers and professionals who do incredible work …
66 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 35
Scottish National Party: 11
Conservative: 7
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 5
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
View All George Freeman's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by George Freeman, 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.


George Freeman has not been granted any Urgent Questions

George Freeman has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by George Freeman


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 allow patients access to and ownership of their own electronic patient records; to require medical professionals to maintain and share electronic patient records as part of individual care plans; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 26th November 2013

George Freeman has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament