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Iain Stewart

Conservative - Milton Keynes South

First elected: 6th May 2010


Science and Technology Committee
25th Oct 2022 - 9th Jan 2023
Science, Innovation and Technology Committee
25th Oct 2022 - 9th Jan 2023
Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill
30th Nov 2022 - 6th Dec 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scotland Office)
2nd Jun 2020 - 8th Sep 2022
Committee of Selection
15th Jan 2020 - 22nd Jun 2020
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
17th Dec 2019 - 2nd Jun 2020
Assistant Whip
26th Jul 2018 - 17th Dec 2019
Selection Committee
4th Sep 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee of Selection
4th Sep 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Transport Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 5th Nov 2018
Transport Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Transport Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 4th Nov 2013


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12th March 2024
15:00
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 13th March 2024
09:30
Department Event
Thursday 21st March 2024
09:30
Department for Transport
Oral questions - Main Chamber
21 Mar 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Transport (including Topical Questions)
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 26th March 2024
12:30
Liaison Committee (Commons) - Oral evidence
Subject: Work of the Prime Minister
26 Mar 2024, 12:30 p.m.
At 1:00pm: Oral evidence
Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Prime Minister
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Division Votes
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 293 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 179 Noes - 294
Speeches
Thursday 25th January 2024
Milton Keynes Women’s and Children’s Hospital: New Hospital Programme
My hon. Friend makes an important point that the hospital is there for Milton Keynes, but it is also there …
Written Answers
Monday 18th December 2023
Arts: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department provided funding to the Turner Prize …
Early Day Motions
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 7th August 2023
1. Employment and earnings
3 July 2023, £500 paid direct to a charity in my constituency by WA Comms, 6 Floor, Artillery House, 11-19 …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 21st March 2023
Same Sex Marriage (Church of England) Bill 2022-23
A Bill to enable clergy of the Church of England to conduct same sex marriages on Church of England premises …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Iain Stewart has voted in 841 divisions, and 3 times against the majority of their Party.

27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
Iain Stewart voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 77 Conservative No votes vs 222 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 89
22 Jun 2022 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Iain Stewart voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 61 Conservative No votes vs 106 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 70
7 Mar 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Iain Stewart voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 107 Conservative Aye votes vs 109 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 116 Noes - 299
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(33 debate interactions)
Ian Murray (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
(13 debate interactions)
Chris Elmore (Labour)
Opposition Whip (Commons)
(11 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Scotland Office
(134 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(86 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(21 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(10 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
National Security Act 2023
(194 words contributed)
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Milton Keynes South 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

The SNP government appears solely intent on getting independence at any cost.


Latest EDMs signed by Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Iain Stewart, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

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Iain Stewart has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Iain Stewart has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Iain Stewart


Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 7th November 2014

16 Written Questions in the current parliament

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7th Dec 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if her Department will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the BSI Kitemark.

The Government congratulates the British Standards Institution (BSI) in reaching the 120th anniversary of their Kitemark and also commends their work as the UK’s National Standards body. However, there are no plans to commemorate the reaching of this landmark.

Kevin Hollinrake
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)
6th Dec 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department provided funding to the Turner Prize (a) directly and (b) indirectly via an organisation in receipt of funding from her Department in 2023.

DCMS does not provide direct funding to the Turner Prize. The Prize is managed by Tate, which funds it via a mixture of fundraising, contributions from host venues, and from Tate’s own budgets. DCMS provides Grant in Aid funding to Tate to support the organisation's overall operational and capital requirements.

8th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Environment Agency on the possibility of the River Great Ouse flooding in winter 2022-23.

The Secretary of State regularly discusses a range of matters with the Environment Agency (EA).

The Great Ouse river catchment area has been subject to regular flooding, with serious floods in 1912, 1947, 1953, 1998 and more recently, in 2020. The EA has worked to better protect thousands of properties from flooding in the catchment. Since 2003, the EA has invested in building and funding flood defence schemes that now better protect more than 25,000 properties across the catchment from flooding and erosion.

In the last year alone, the EA has invested around £18million in flood defence schemes and assets in the Great River Ouse catchment. It operates over one thousand assets to manage water through the catchment and it offers advice to riparian property owners on their responsibilities and how to prevent blockages to rivers that could increase flood risk. For properties in areas not protected by flood defences, the EA is looking at the potential for new schemes and also other measures such as Property Flood Resilience (PFR).

The risk of flooding can never be fully eliminated and it will continue to pose a threat to this region. The EA urge people to be prepared for flooding by following its ‘Prepare, Act, Survive’ guidance. The EA supports local flood action groups to help them better prepare their communities for future flood events and also provides the Flood Warning Service to provide time for people to prepare for flooding, and to protect their families and homes.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
4th Dec 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department makes an assessment of the (a) quality and (b) durability of (i) pothole repairs, (ii) resurfacing and (c) other maintenance of local roads.

The Department works with both local highway authorities and National Highways to assess road surface condition across England annually. Local highway authorities undertake road condition surveys on their classified road networks, and their surveys identify road defects and provide an overall score of road condition. The latest data was published on gov.uk on 23 November 2023:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/road-conditions-in-england-to-march-2023

It is up to local highway authorities to determine how best to fulfil their statutory duty under Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980, taking into account local circumstances and priorities. This includes decisions on the equipment, techniques, and materials used as part of their maintenance activities. The Department advocates a risk-based, whole-lifecycle-asset management approach that considers all parts of the highway network, and recommends that authorities follow the best practice guidance set out in the Well-managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice which is available via the website of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which local transport authorities were allocated funding for demand responsive transport schemes as part of the Bus Service Improvement Plan process; and how much funding each such authority was allocated.

Fifteen Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) were allocated funding for demand responsive transport (DRT) schemes as part of the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) process, totalling over £37m. This figure only includes schemes from LTAs who have had their funding confirmed. In cases where the LTA has not provided granular detail, some elements of this funding will include funding for other services alongside DRT.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to evidence given by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Roads, Buses and Places to the Transport Committee at Question 423 on 29 June 2022, what progress has been made in implementing multi-operator ticketing for buses in England outside London; and what stage his Department’s planned procurement process to develop a technical solution for multi-operator ticketing and automatic revenue apportionment has reached.

My Department is working with representatives from the bus industry, through the Project Coral consortium, as well as Transport for the West Midlands and Midlands Connect, to develop a technical solution for multi-operator ticketing and automatic revenue apportionment for buses in England outside of London. Procurement is planned later this year.

We are also encouraging local authorities in England, through Enhanced Partnerships, to pursue low-cost, interim measures whilst the national system is being developed. For example, through paper-based, multi-operator tickets and mutual acceptance of return tickets, where different operators serve the same corridor.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Enhanced Partnerships are operating in England outside London; and what the current status is of any proposed Enhanced Partnerships not yet operating.

76 Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) in England outside London are pursuing an Enhanced Partnership (EP) to deliver their Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs) and provide better bus services to passengers. The majority of LTAs that have been awarded BSIP funding have now made their EPs.

For LTAs not in receipt of BSIP funding, 10 are finalising the content of their EP, in consultation with local bus operators and the rest have either now made their EP or are in the final stage awaiting the approval of local decision makers before making their EP. We expect the vast majority of EPs to be made and in operation by 31 March 2023.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local transport authorities have received confirmation of their Bus Service Improvement Plan funding; how much of that funding has been disbursed; and which of those authorities have received their funding.

Funding for 29 Bus Service Improvement Plans has been confirmed, representing 31 Local Transport Authorities. So far, payments have been made to 23 Local Transport Authorities to deliver the first year of their plans. To date, £143.5 million has been paid.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to allocate the next tranche of funding under the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area scheme; and whether his Department is considering changes to the structure of the scheme (a) in general and (b) in order to incentivise local authorities to place bus orders more quickly once they have been allocated funding.

We have funded an estimated 3,378 Zero Emission Buses across the UK so far. The Department will provide details on future funding for ZEBs in due course, taking into account the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Q417 of the oral evidence by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Roads, Buses and Places to the Transport Committee on 29 June 2022, HC 161, when his Department plans to publish a call for evidence on municipal bus companies.

The Department will publish a call for evidence later this year.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2023 to Question 122440 on Buses: Exhaust Emissions, whether he plans to publish the results from his Department's monitoring and evaluation project for the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area scheme.

We will publish the first report from the Department’s monitoring and evaluation project for the ZEBRA scheme, covering process evaluation of the pre-implementation phase of the project in due course. We will publish a final report at the end of the project.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for how long each Rural Mobility Fund demand responsive transport pilot will last; when (a) interim and (b) final findings from these pilots will be published; and what form those findings will take.

The Rural Mobility Fund demand responsive transport pilots are planned to last between two and five years from the point of launch. They have all launched at different times, influenced by multiple factors such as vehicle availability and resourcing, so the end of each trial period may vary from the original timeframes envisaged.

We expect to publish interim findings in the first half of 2023, further findings in late 2023/early 2024, and the final findings in 2025 in the form of written reports. However, the exact timings and dissemination approach will be determined closer to the time.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
1st Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to evidence given by the Campaign for Better Transport to the Transport Committee on the National Bus Strategy: one year on, published on 20 April 2022, if he will publish the 2021 research report prepared for his Department by the Campaign for Better Transport on the capacity and capability of local transport authorities in respect of bus services planning and delivery.

The report will be published in due course.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had discussions with his Tunisian counterpart on that country's Parliamentary Committee's approval of a draft bill criminalising the normalisation of relations with Israel; and what assessment he has made of the potential impact of that bill on regional relations.

The Foreign Secretary has had no discussions with his Tunisian counterpart regarding the issue the Member for Milton Keynes South refers to. The UK is a firm supporter of Israel's normalisation ambitions, and of the Abraham Accords which are a historic milestone that bring us closer to the goal of shared prosperity throughout the region. We continue to encourage close regional cooperation in order to tackle regional challenges and, as we look ahead to the future, to secure a meaningful political horizon for Israelis and Palestinians.

Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
6th Sep 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of levels of staff (a) retention and (b) morale at HMP Woodhill.

Ensuring prison officers stay and progress their careers is a priority, and we are working hard to retain and develop clear career paths for operational staff.

HMP Woodhill has implemented an action plan focused on staff retention and improvements have been seen in attrition rates this year.

We have created a retention framework which is linked to wider activities around employee experience, employee lifecycle and staff engagement at work.

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Justice, will publish an initial action plan by no later than 29 September 2023, addressing immediate concerns at HMP Woodhill. The prison is already taking steps to drive improvement including:

  • receiving support from the Standards Coaching Team, which provides prisons with advice to improve standards in priority locations; and
  • temporarily reducing capacity to free up resources and support stability.

We will be monitoring the situation at HMP Woodhill very closely to ensure there is a speedy and sustained improvement.

Damian Hinds
Minister of State (Education)