Helen Whately Portrait

Helen Whately

Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent

Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)

(since September 2021)
Select Committees
Public Accounts Committee (since November 2021)
Finance (No.2) Bill (since December 2021)
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
13th Feb 2020 - 16th Sep 2021
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
10th Sep 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint)
27th Feb 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Deputy Chair, Conservative Party
17th Apr 2019 - 10th Sep 2019
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
27th Jul 2018 - 17th Apr 2019
Health and Social Care Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017


Select Committee Meeting
Monday 24th January 2022
15:30
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
24 Jan 2022, 3:30 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Susan Acland-Hood - Permanent Secretary at Department for Education
John Edwards - Interim Chief Executive at Education and Skills Funding Agency
Warwick Sharp - Director of Academies and Maintained School Groups at Education and Skills Funding Agency
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 26th January 2022
13:30
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: BBC efficiencies and reform
26 Jan 2022, 1:30 p.m.
At 2.00pm: Oral evidence
Tim Davie CBE - Director General at BBC
Glyn Isherwood - Chief Financial Officer at BBC
Leigh Tavazia - Chief Operating Officer at BBC
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 31st January 2022
15:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Regulation of private renting
31 Jan 2022, 3 p.m.
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Ms Ruth Ehrlich - Policy Manager at Shelter
Tamara Sandoul - Policy and Campaigns Manager at The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Ben Beadle - Chief Executive at National Residential Landlords Association
At 4.15pm: Oral evidence
Jeremy Pocklington CB - Permanent Secretary at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
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Department Event
Tuesday 1st February 2022
11:30
HM Treasury
Oral questions - Main Chamber
1 Feb 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Treasury (including Topical Questions)
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
13:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
2 Feb 2022, 1 p.m.
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Dr Kate Paradine - Chief Executive at Women in Prison
Andrea Coomber - Chief Executive at The Howard League for Penal Reform
Joy Doal MBE - Chief Executive at Anawim-Birmingham’s Centre for Women
At 2.15pm: Oral evidence
Antonia Romeo - Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Justice
Jo Farrar - Second Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive at HM Prison and Probation Service
Jerome Glass - Director General Policy and Strategy Group at Ministry of Justice
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 7th February 2022
15:30
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Future of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
7 Feb 2022, 3:30 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Sarah Munby - Permanent Secretary at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
David Peattie - Chief Executive at Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
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Division Votes
Friday 21st January 2022
Prayers
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 32 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 0 Noes - 46
Speeches
Wednesday 19th January 2022
Rebated Fuel Rules: Construction Industry
I will make some more progress. JCB developing its hydrogen-fuelled digger is one example, and Volvo is another example. So …
Written Answers
Monday 29th July 2019
Aviation
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation document entitled, …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 24th July 2018
Civil Aviation (Accessibility) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
Tweets
Friday 21st January 2022
20:56
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Charles Villiers
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Helen Whately has voted in 351 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
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(18 debate interactions)
Mark Harper (Conservative)
(18 debate interactions)
Christopher Chope (Conservative)
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(409 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(59 debate contributions)
Attorney General
(8 debate contributions)
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Faversham and Mid Kent 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 Faversham and Mid Kent signature proportion
Petitions with most Faversham and Mid Kent signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

We ask Government to significantly increase targeted research funding for motor neurone disease (MND).

A new investment of £50m over 5 years could kickstart a pioneering MND Research Institute.

This would lead to better, faster and more definitive research outcomes and hope for those with MND.

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.


Latest EDMs signed by Helen Whately

Helen Whately has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Helen Whately, 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.


Helen Whately has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Helen Whately has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Helen Whately


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 require employers to offer flexible working in employment contracts and to advertise vacancies as suitable for flexible working unless certain conditions are met; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 16th July 2019
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Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

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 make provision about the accessibility of air travel for people with disabilities; to establish requirements about parking at airports for people with disabilities; to require airports and airlines to report steps taken to improve accessibility; to require a named person to be responsible for air passengers with disabilities; to make provision about the design and adaptation of aircraft to meet the needs of passengers with disabilities; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Helen Whately has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Helen Whately has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament