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Information between 20th April 2024 - 10th May 2024

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Division Votes
24 Apr 2024 - Regulatory Reform - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 254 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 395 Noes - 50
24 Apr 2024 - Renters (Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 282 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 287 Noes - 144
24 Apr 2024 - Renters (Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 274 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 158 Noes - 282
24 Apr 2024 - Renters (Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 278 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 283 Noes - 143
22 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 293 Conservative Aye votes vs 1 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 304 Noes - 222
22 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 299 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 309 Noes - 41
22 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 303 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 237
22 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 302 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 309 Noes - 37
22 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 301 Conservative Aye votes vs 1 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 305 Noes - 234
22 Apr 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 299 Conservative Aye votes vs 2 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 306 Noes - 229
29 Apr 2024 - Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 262 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 42 Noes - 265
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 263 Conservative Aye votes vs 1 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 163
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 264 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 272 Noes - 162
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 267 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 162
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 266 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 276 Noes - 161
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 266 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 159
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 260 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 198 Noes - 269
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 260 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 195 Noes - 266
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 272 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 211 Noes - 276
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Grant voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 266 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 212 Noes - 274


Written Answers
Ambulance Services: Standards
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Wednesday 1st May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to reduce ambulance response times.

Answered by Helen Whately - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Our Delivery plan for recovering urgent and emergency care services sets out the range of measures being taken to achieve our ambition of reducing average Category 2 ambulance response times to 30 minutes, across 2024/25. Further information on the delivery plan is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/B2034-delivery-plan-for-recovering-urgent-and-emergency-care-services.pdf

Ambulance trusts received £200 million of additional funding in 2023/24 to increase deployed hours and reduce response times. We will maintain the improved ambulance service capacity from this additional funding in 2024/25, alongside the additional 5,000 permanent hospital beds delivered last year to improve patient flow through accident and emergency, and reduce ambulance capacity lost due to handover delays.

There have been significant improvements in performance across the country, with average Category 2 ambulance response times in 2023/24 over 13 minutes faster compared to the previous year, a reduction of over 27%.

Apprentices
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Friday 26th April 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage take up of degree-level apprenticeships.

Answered by Luke Hall - Minister of State (Education)

Degree-level apprenticeships (Levels 6 and 7) provide people with high-quality training and are important in supporting productivity, social mobility and widening participation in higher education and employment. There are now over 170 degree-level apprenticeships available in exciting occupations such as Doctor and Nuclear Scientist. More broadly, the department has now developed nearly 700 high-quality apprenticeship standards with employers, so today nearly 70% of occupations are available via an apprenticeship.

The department has seen year-on-year growth of degree-level apprenticeships, with 229,970 starts since their introduction in the 2014/15 academic year. The department want to further accelerate the growth of degree level apprenticeships and are providing an additional £40 million over two financial years to support providers expand their offers, improving access to young people and disadvantaged groups. The department has also teamed up with UCAS so that students can now see apprenticeship vacancies on their service, putting apprenticeships on an equal footing with traditional academic routes, and continuing outreach work in schools and colleges through the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge programme.

Dental Services: Maidstone and the Weald
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Thursday 25th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress her Department has made on increasing access to dentists in Maidstone and the Weald constituency.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

In the 24 months to June 2023, 496,306 adults were seen by a National Health Service dentist in Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board (ICB). This figure is 12% higher than the year before, where 444,190 adults were seen by an NHS dentist, in the 24 months to June 2022.

On 7 February 2024, we published Faster, simpler, and fairer: our plan to recover and reform NHS dentistry, which is backed by £200 million and will fund approximately 2.5 million additional appointments. The plan sets out our actions to improve dental access for patients across the country to address the challenges facing NHS dentistry, including in Maidstone and the Weald.

A new patient premium is supporting dentists in taking on new patients, and a new marketing campaign will help everyone who needs an NHS dentist in finding one. We have further supported dentists by raising the minimum Units of Dental Activity rate to £28 this year, making NHS work more attractive and sustainable.

From 1 April 2023, the responsibility for commissioning primary care dentistry to meet the needs of the local population has been delegated to all ICBs across England. Kent and Medway ICB is responsible for having local processes in place to identify areas of need, and determine the priorities for investment across the ICB area.

General Practitioners: Labour Turnover
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Thursday 25th April 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress she has made on retaining more GPs.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

There were 2,799 more full time equivalent (FTE) doctors working in general practice (GP) in December 2023, compared to December 2019.  The Government is working with NHS England to increase the GP workforce in England. This includes measures to boost recruitment, address the reasons why doctors leave the profession, and encourage them to return to practice. NHS England has made available a number of retention schemes, to boost the GP workforce.

Sleeping Rough
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Monday 29th April 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress his Department has made on ending rough sleeping; and whether it remains his policy to end rough sleeping this year.

Answered by Felicity Buchan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Government is committed to ending rough sleeping and we have made good progress towards this goal. Despite the challenging context, the long-term rough sleeping trends show the progress that government and local partners have made. Rough sleeping levels are 18% lower in 2023 compared to the peak in 2017 and 9% lower than they were in 2019 before the pandemic.

We are providing an unprecedented £2.4 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping, including over £547 million via the Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) 2022-25. This includes a total additional investment of over £47 million announced in September 2023 and January 2024 for the RSI, and a further investment of up to £10 million through Rough Sleeping Winter Pressures funding, which is targeted at areas with the highest pressures.

Gaza: Humanitarian Aid
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what steps he is taking to help increase the amount of aid getting into Gaza.

Answered by Andrew Mitchell - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)

We trebled our aid commitment in the last financial year and are doing everything we can to get more aid in as quickly as possible by land, sea and air.

Israel has committed to significant steps to increase the amount of aid getting into Gaza, including allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid through the Port of Ashdod and the Erez crossing.

The UK has long urged Israel to take these steps and welcomes these commitments, and we have urged Israel to deliver on implementation. The Foreign Secretary discussed this with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on 17 April. We are resolved that the international community will work with Israel to see these vital changes fully implemented.

We have announced £3 million of additional funding for equipment to support UN and aid agencies at new and existing land crossings to get more aid into Gaza. The UK's contribution will include trucks, forklifts, generators, fuel stores and lighting towers.

Undocumented Migrants
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what diplomatic steps he is taking to strengthen international co-operation to tackle illegal migration.

Answered by Andrew Mitchell - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)

We engage with partners worldwide, including through international fora such as the G7 and the UK-hosted European Political Community summit in July 2024, to improve returns processes, tackle organised immigration crime and address the root causes of irregular migration.

In 2023/2024, we signed new deals with Bulgaria, Belgium, and Frontex (European border and coastguard agency), and through our close partnership with France stopped over 26,000 crossing attempts in 2023.

On 17 April 2024, the UK signed an agreement with Vietnam to increase cooperation on tackling illegal migration.

Homelessness: Health Services
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Friday 3rd May 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the health issues faced by homeless people.

Answered by Felicity Buchan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is working closely with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), the National Health Service and public health bodies to improve health outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.

This includes DLUHC funding of up to £186.5 million for the Rough Sleeping Drug and Alcohol Treatment Grant, providing evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment and wrap-around support, and funding over £30 million of health interventions under the Rough Sleeping Initiative.

As part of the cross-government Drug Strategy, we are also working with OHID to provide up to £53 million for the Housing Support Grant to improve the recovery outcomes for people in drug and alcohol treatment with a housing need. In addition, the NHS England Long-Term Plan establishes new specialist mental health provision for people who sleep rough in high need areas, underpinned by a £30 million investment. To date, 37 sites have been launched across the country.

Homelessness: Young People
Asked by: Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
Friday 3rd May 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to publish a national youth homelessness strategy.

Answered by Felicity Buchan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

This Government is committed to tackling all forms of homelessness including youth homelessness.

The Government’s ‘Ending Rough Sleeping for Good’ Strategy, published in 2022 and backed by £2.4 billion, recognises young people face particular challenges. The strategy confirmed a £200 million investment in the Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme which will deliver homes for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping, including young people. In addition, £2.5 million of Rough Sleeping Initiative funding for 2022-2025 supports youth services in local areas.

The Department will continue to work with local authorities and partners in the voluntary and community sector and private sector to tackle youth homelessness.



MP Financial Interests
15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Acuitas Communications Ltd
Address of donor: 5 Technology Park, Colindeep Lane, Colindale, London NW9 6BX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,615 as part of a ticket purchase and auction bid at a campaign fundraising dinner
Donor status: company, registration 09519591
(Registered 8 January 2024)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Burtons Veterinary Products Ltd
Address of donor: Guardian Industrial Estate, Pattenden Lane, Marden TN12 9QD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 in purchasing tickets for a campaign fundraising dinner
Donor status: company, registration 03317172
(Registered 7 December 2023)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Leo Raznovich
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Food and airfare for the chef for a campaign fundraising dinner, value £3,054
Donor status: individual
(Registered 7 December 2023)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Kingsley Capital Partners LLP
Address of donor: 167-169 Great Portland Street, 5th Floor, London W1W 5PF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Financial donation of £1000, plus £395.13 for one fundraising dinner ticket (less the value of the food and wine), plus donation of the cost of the wine and soft drinks served at the dinner (£585.16), value £1,980.29
Donor status: company, registration OC367573
(Registered 26 March 2024)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association Ltd
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament, received as a member of the House of Commons tennis team playing against a team from the Australian Parliament, value £100
Date received: 5 July 2023
Date accepted: 5 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 07459469
(Registered 19 July 2023)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association Ltd
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the Cinch Tennis Championships at Queen’s Club, value £594
Date received: 22 June 2023
Date accepted: 22 June 2023
Donor status: company, registration 07459469
(Registered 11 July 2023)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Ascot Racecourse Ltd
Address of donor: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Entry for three persons to the Royal Enclosure and the Summer House pavilion at Royal Ascot races, value £825
Date received: 24 June 2023
Date accepted: 24 June 2023
Donor status: company, registration 04320977
(Registered 10 July 2023)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Stoke Park Ltd
Address of donor: Stoke Park Club, Park Road, Stoke Poges SL2 4PG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Four tickets to Stoke Park for the Boodles tennis tournament, including hospitality, value £2,185
Date received: 1 July 2023
Date accepted: 1 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02732069
(Registered 19 July 2023)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: IHS Nigeria Ltd
Address of donor: Plot 934 Idejo Street, PMB 80167, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Painting by a Nigerian artist, value £2,090
Date received: 31 May 2023
Date accepted: 31 May 2023
Donor status: company, registration RC 407609
(Registered 13 June 2023)
Source
15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ronald Chagoury
Address of donor: private
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, value £992
Destination of visit: France (Paris)
Dates of visit: 3 April 2023 to 4 April 2023
Purpose of visit: Business discussions in my role as UK Trade Envoy to Nigeria on behalf of the Department for International Trade.
(Registered 28 April 2023)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Rachel Matharu
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,951.29 in paying the cost of ten tickets to a fundraising dinner (less the value of the dinner and drinks)
Donor status: individual
(Registered 26 March 2024)
Source
15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Dr Bimal Bhaduri
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Cost of the food and the catering services for a fundraising dinner, value £1,722
Donor status: individual
(Registered 26 March 2024)
Source
15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Commercial property (offices and storage)
Number of properties: 1
Location: Croydon
Ownership details: held in trust by James Hay Pension Trustees Ltd, on behalf of myself and my husband
Rental income: from 1 April 2017
(Updated 7 September 2015 and 3 April 2017)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property (property)
Number of properties: 1
Location: Surrey
Interest held: from 3 December 2020
Ownership details: owned jointly with my husband
Rental income: from 3 December 2020
(Registered 26 August 2021)
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15th April 2024
Helen Grant (Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Name: Simon Grant
Relationship: Spouse
Role: Senior Parliamentary Assistant
Working pattern: Full time
Additional information: I also employ my husband, Simon Grant, as Office Manager.
(Updated 18 November 2021)
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