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 4th July 2022
15:30
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Measuring and reporting public sector greenhouse gas emissions
4 Jul 2022, 3:30 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
David Hill - Director General for Environment, Rural and Marine at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sarah Munby - Permanent Secretary at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Ben Rimmington - Director General Net Zero Buildings and Industry at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Steve Field - Director of Climate, Energy and Environment at HM Treasury
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Department Event
Tuesday 5th July 2022
HM Treasury
Estimates Day - Main Chamber
(1st allotted day). There will be a debate on estimates relating to the Department for Work and Pensions, insofar as it relates to the spending of the Department for Work and Pensions on the cost of living measures on the office of the Secretary of State for Wales, insofar as it relates to the spending of the office of the Secretary of State for Wales on measures to support the Welsh economy, and its consequences for funding the devolved institutions and on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, insofar as it relates to the spending of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on action on climate change and decarbonisation
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Department Event
Tuesday 5th July 2022
HM Treasury
Motion - Main Chamber
Ways and Means Resolution relating to the Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy
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Department Event
Wednesday 6th July 2022
HM Treasury
Estimates Day - Main Chamber
(2nd allotted day). There will be a debate on estimates relating to the Department for Education and on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, insofar as it relates to the spending of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on the strategy for international development. At 7.00pm, the House will be asked to agree all Outstanding estimates
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6th July 2022
13:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Housing Recall
6 Jul 2022, 1 p.m.
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Jeremy Pocklington CB - Permanent Secretary at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Emran Mian - Director General of Regeneration at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Richard Goodman - Director General of Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero at The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 11th July 2022
14:45
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Regulation of energy suppliers
11 Jul 2022, 2:45 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Sarah Munby - Permanent Secretary at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Joanna Whittington - Director General at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Jonathan Brearley - Chief Executive at Ofgem
Neil Lawrence - Director of Retail at Ofgem
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12th July 2022
12:45
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 13th July 2022
13:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Redevelopment of Defra’s animal health infrastructure
13 Jul 2022, 1 p.m.
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Tamara Finkelstein - Permanent Secretary at Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
David Holdsworth - Chief Executive at Animal and Plant Health Agency
Colin Dingwall - Senior Responsible Owner for the SCAH Programme at Animal and Plant Health Agency
Sarah Homer - Programme Sponsor for the SCAH Programme at Animal and Plant Health Agency
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 18th July 2022
15:30
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Improving the Accounting Officer Assessment Process
18 Jul 2022, 3:30 p.m.
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Sir Tom Scholar - Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury
Cat Little - Director General for Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function at HM Treasury
Alex Chisholm - Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office
Nick Smallwood - Chief Executive at Infrastructure and Projects Authority
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 20th July 2022
13:00
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2021-22
20 Jul 2022, 1 p.m.
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Peter Schofield - Permanent Secretary at Department for Work & Pensions
Neil Couling CBE - Director General for Change and Universal Credit Senior Responsible Owner at Department for Work & Pensions
Bozena Hillyer - Director for Counter Fraud and Compliance and Debt at Department for Work & Pensions
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Department Event
Tuesday 13th September 2022
11:30
HM Treasury
Oral questions - Main Chamber
13 Sep 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Treasury (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 269 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 191 Noes - 271
Speeches
Tuesday 28th June 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
Small and medium-sized businesses are at the heart of our economy, creating jobs and prosperity across the UK. We continue …
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 …
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 443 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Helen Whately voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 72 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
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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)
(19 debate interactions)
Mark Harper (Conservative)
(18 debate interactions)
Abena Oppong-Asare (Labour)
Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(409 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(130 debate contributions)
Attorney General
(8 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Finance Act 2022 - Government Bill
(1,600 words contributed)
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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