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George Freeman

Conservative - Mid Norfolk

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

(since September 2021)
2 APPG memberships (as of 29 Dec 2021)
Children of Alcoholics, Inclusive Growth
3 Former APPG memberships
Adult Social Care, Arts and Heritage, Medicines and Medical Devices
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
Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 29th Nov 2010
Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 29th Nov 2010


Department Event
Tuesday 22nd February 2022
11:30
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Oral questions - Main Chamber
22 Feb 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Tuesday 25th January 2022
Judicial Review and Courts Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 304 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 228 Noes - 313
Speeches
Tuesday 11th January 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
That was a great question. The hon. Gentleman is right. In fact, there are several clusters in the Yorkshire area, …
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 15th November 2021
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 6 January 2021 until 2 November 2021, Reform for Resilience Ltd, a company limited by guarantee set up by …
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 5th September 2017
Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Act 2018
A Bill to establish, and make provision about, the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care; and for connected …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, George Freeman has voted in 330 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
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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
Alan Brown (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)
(4 debate interactions)
Feryal Clark (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)
(4 debate interactions)
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)
(3 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(29 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(7 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).

Petition Debates Contributed

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: 36
Scottish National Party: 12
Conservative: 7
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 3
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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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.


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

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