Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Conservative - North East Somerset

First elected: 6th May 2010


Jacob Rees-Mogg is not a member of any APPGs
6 Former APPG memberships
Foreign Affairs, Hormone Pregnancy Tests, Korea, Magna Carta, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Oral Hormone Pregnancy Tests
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
6th Sep 2022 - 25th Oct 2022
Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency)
8th Feb 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
24th Jul 2019 - 8th Feb 2022
Public Accounts Commission
24th Jul 2019 - 8th Feb 2022
Members Estimate Committee
24th Jul 2019 - 8th Feb 2022
Members Estimate
24th Jul 2019 - 8th Feb 2022
House of Commons Commission
24th Jul 2019 - 8th Feb 2022
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
24th Jul 2019 - 8th Feb 2022
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on Exiting the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Treasury Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
European Scrutiny Committee
15th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee)
16th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
1st Jul 2015 - 17th Nov 2015
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
18th Nov 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
European Scrutiny Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Procedure Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
House of Commons Governance Committee
16th Oct 2014 - 17th Dec 2014


There are no upcoming events identified
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
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Speaker’s Statement
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.
Written Answers
Monday 19th February 2024
Dentistry: Migrant Workers
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her oral statement of 7 February …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 12th October 2022
Energy Prices Act 2022
A Bill to make provision for controlling energy prices; to encourage the efficient use and supply of energy; and for …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th October 2023
1. Employment and earnings
21 December 2023, received £29,166.67. Hours: 40 hrs including preparation.
EDM signed
Wednesday 1st February 2023
Exiting the European Union (No. 2)
TThat this House calls upon the Government to withdraw the Official Controls (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 17) …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019
A Bill to make provision for and in connection with a code of practice containing guidance about the operation and …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Jacob Rees-Mogg has voted in 824 divisions, and 7 times against the majority of their Party.

22 Jun 2022 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Jacob Rees-Mogg 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
18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Jacob Rees-Mogg voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
22 Mar 2023 - Northern Ireland - View Vote Context
Jacob Rees-Mogg voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative No votes vs 281 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 515 Noes - 29
7 Mar 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Jacob Rees-Mogg 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
18 Jul 2023 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
Jacob Rees-Mogg voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 251 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 402 Noes - 21
5 Sep 2023 - Energy Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Jacob Rees-Mogg voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative No votes vs 275 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 280 Noes - 19
4 Dec 2023 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
Jacob Rees-Mogg voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative No votes vs 217 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 381 Noes - 37
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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
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(226 debate interactions)
Valerie Vaz (Labour)
(120 debate interactions)
Chris Bryant (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Creative Industries and Digital)
(88 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Leader of the House
(2981 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(82 debate contributions)
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North East Somerset 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 North East Somerset signature proportion
Petition Debates Contributed

As Parliament considers the Bill of Rights, the Government must reconsider including abortion rights in this Bill. Rights to abortion must be specifically protected in this legislation, especially as the Government has refused to rule out leaving the European Convention on Human Rights.


Latest EDMs signed by Jacob Rees-Mogg

1st February 2023
Jacob Rees-Mogg signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 1st February 2023

Exiting the European Union (No. 2)

Tabled by: Jeffrey M Donaldson (Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley)
TThat this House calls upon the Government to withdraw the Official Controls (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 17) because they are injurious to the integrity of the UK Internal Market in circumstances where the Northern Ireland Protocol has not been replaced by new arrangements that respect and protect …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Feb 2023)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
1st February 2023
Jacob Rees-Mogg signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 1st February 2023

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: Jeffrey M Donaldson (Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley)
That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying that the Official Controls (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 17), dated 11 January 2023, a copy of which was laid before this House on 12 January 2023, be annulled.
20 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Feb 2023)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Jacob Rees-Mogg, 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.


Jacob Rees-Mogg has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Jacob Rees-Mogg has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Jacob Rees-Mogg


A Bill to revoke certain retained EU law; to make provision relating to the interpretation of retained EU law and to its relationship with other law; to make provision relating to powers to modify retained EU law; to enable the restatement, replacement or updating of certain retained EU law; to enable the updating of restatements and replacement provision; to abolish the business impact target; and for connected purposes

This Bill received Royal Assent on 29th June 2023 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for controlling energy prices; to encourage the efficient use and supply of energy; and for other purposes connected to the energy crisis.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th October 2022 and was enacted into law.


13 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
31st Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will will make an estimate of the number of parents who are unable to access their entitlement to free childcare because the only available places are at nurseries that require the purchase of additional hours as a condition of accessing the free hours.

The department’s statutory guidance for local authorities advises that providers can charge for additional hours or services outside of the free entitlement hours, but this cannot be a condition for a parent to access a place. The guidance is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718179/Early_education_and_childcare-statutory_guidance.pdf.

The department does not collect data on parents who choose not to take up a place due to additional charges.

Parents who want to access their free hours entitlement without paying for additional costs should contact their local authority if they are having difficulty finding a place. Local authorities have a statutory duty to secure sufficient 30 hours free childcare places under the Childcare (Free of Charge for Working Parents) (England) Regulations 2022. The regulations are available at: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2022/1134/made/data.pdf.

Claire Coutinho
Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
31st Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that parents are able to access 30 hours of free childcare without having to purchase extra hours.

The department’s statutory guidance for local authorities advises that providers can charge for additional hours or services outside of the free entitlement hours, but this cannot be a condition for a parent to access a place. The guidance is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718179/Early_education_and_childcare-statutory_guidance.pdf.

The department does not collect data on parents who choose not to take up a place due to additional charges.

Parents who want to access their free hours entitlement without paying for additional costs should contact their local authority if they are having difficulty finding a place. Local authorities have a statutory duty to secure sufficient 30 hours free childcare places under the Childcare (Free of Charge for Working Parents) (England) Regulations 2022. The regulations are available at: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2022/1134/made/data.pdf.

Claire Coutinho
Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
11th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the (a) effectiveness of regulations on parking restrictions in residential areas and (b) the impact of those regulations on residents in Bath and North East Somerset; and if he will make a statement.

Local traffic authorities have the power to introduce parking restrictions by implementing Traffic Regulation Orders and around 98% of local authorities have the power to undertake civil parking enforcement, including Bath and North East Somerset Council. Responsibility for traffic management and parking enforcement on local roads rests with the relevant local authority, as they are best placed to consider how local needs can be effectively met. It is entirely a matter for individual authorities to decide on the nature and scope of parking policies and to balance the needs of residents, emergency services, local businesses and those who work in and visit the areas.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
18th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that motorists who dispose of a vehicle are not subject to repeated police enquiries when the buyer has not returned a V5 form; and if he will make a statement.

The person disposing of a vehicle is legally required to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that they no longer have the vehicle. They are also required to provide the details of the person or company who has taken possession of the vehicle. If the person disposing of the vehicle does not inform the DVLA, their details will remain on the vehicle record and they may receive enquiries related to the vehicle.

The easiest way to inform the DVLA is to use the online service available on GOV.UK. Where a person has been contacted by the police or other authority about a vehicle for which they are no longer the keeper, they should inform the DVLA. I would be delighted to meet with you to discuss the V5 form and the transfer of vehicle ownership further.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
8th Feb 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her oral statement of 7 February 2024 on NHS Dentistry: Recovery and Reform, Official Report column 251, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of using her powers under the Professional Qualifications Act 2022 to increase the number of foreign dentists qualified to practice in the UK.

My Rt hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has made an assessment of the merits of using powers under the Professional Qualifications Act 2022 (PQ Act) to increase the number of overseas-qualified dentists able to practice in the United Kingdom.

The PQ Act affirmed the Government’s commitment to protect the autonomy of regulators, including the General Dental Council, to assess overseas-gained professional qualifications and make decisions about whether individuals meet the requirements to work in a regulated profession in the UK.

The PQ Act contains a power for the Government to implement international agreements. This power was used to implement the UK’s free trade agreement with the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association member states in 2023, meaning that UK regulators are now required to recognise comparable qualifications obtained in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. Work is currently underway to use the PQ Act power to implement the UK-Swiss Recognition of Professional Qualifications Agreement by 1 January 2025.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
7th Feb 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Oral Statement of 7 February 2024 on NHS Dentistry: Recovery and Reform, how she defines Somerset in the context of the area across which dentistry vans will be deployed.

We will deploy dental vans offering appointments to patients in targeted rural and coastal communities who have the most limited access to dentistry, including Somerset, starting later this year.

We are currently working with NHS England and the integrated care boards (ICBs), including NHS Somerset ICB, to agree the exact number of vans, and where they will be deployed. I expect to be able to provide more details on this in due course.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
18th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many officials were working in his Department on (a) the date of the appointment and (b) 18 July 2023.

On 31 October 2022, the total number of civil servants employed within the core Department (excluding Arm’s Length Bodies) was 3,978. As of 18 July 2023, the total number of civil servants employed by the Department was 3,316.

Please note that these figures do not show the full establishment workforce of the Department in line with published figures on GOV.UK. Contingent Labour, secondments in, Fast Streamers and vacancies are not included.

12th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of staff in the Somerset Coroners' Service have been remote working in each of the last 12 months.

The Coroner Statistics 2022: England and Wales, published on 11 May 2023, indicate that, for the Somerset coroner area in 2022, the average time from the report of a death to the coroner and the completion of an inquest was 31 weeks. This was an increase from 23 weeks in 2021.

In 2022, the average time for completion of an inquest in England and Wales as a whole was 30 weeks – a decrease from 31 weeks in 2021.

The Ministry of Justice does not have operational responsibility for coroner services, which are administered and funded by individual local authorities. Consequently, this department does not hold information on remote working by staff in the Somerset coroner service.

The Chief Coroner continues to work with individual coroner areas and their funding authorities and the police to ensure that services are effectively delivered. He is engaged with the relevant authority for the Somerset coroner area on service improvements.

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
12th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the time taken to process cases by the Somerset Coroners Court; and if he will make a statement.

The Coroner Statistics 2022: England and Wales, published on 11 May 2023, indicate that, for the Somerset coroner area in 2022, the average time from the report of a death to the coroner and the completion of an inquest was 31 weeks. This was an increase from 23 weeks in 2021.

In 2022, the average time for completion of an inquest in England and Wales as a whole was 30 weeks – a decrease from 31 weeks in 2021.

The Ministry of Justice does not have operational responsibility for coroner services, which are administered and funded by individual local authorities. Consequently, this department does not hold information on remote working by staff in the Somerset coroner service.

The Chief Coroner continues to work with individual coroner areas and their funding authorities and the police to ensure that services are effectively delivered. He is engaged with the relevant authority for the Somerset coroner area on service improvements.

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
8th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2023 to Question 156952, how many administrative staff worked between midnight and 6am in each of the last six months.

To process Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) applications, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has staff working day shifts and evening shifts, and both shifts then have further overtime hours. While staff do not routinely work between 12am and 6am, for evening shift staff who work from 4pm-10pm, overtime hours are available from 10pm-2am. The below data shows the number of staff who have taken that opportunity to work overtime at least once in each month, but not all of these staff will have worked beyond 12am while working overtime.

Staff do not work beyond 2am. The table below provides the total number of administrative evening shift staff who have worked overtime beyond 10pm. It does not include day shift staff who have worked overtime.

Month

Sept 2022

Oct
2022

Nov
2022

Dec
2022

Jan
2023

Feb
2023

Total number of staff who have worked overtime (i.e. past 10pm) each month.

32

25

24

25

36

27

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
2nd Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have applied for but not yet received a Lasting Power of Attorney..

At 3 March 2023, a total of 401,196 applications for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) were being processed by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). This included 163,279 applications that were in the statutory four-week waiting period for any objections to be lodged prior to registration. At 3 March 2023, the OPG had already registered 809,675 applications for an LPA in 2022/23. These figures exclude the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney which, while valid, have been replaced by LPAs since the Mental Capacity Act 2005 came into effect.

Customers are currently advised to allow up to 20 weeks for an LPA application to be processed, including the four-week waiting period. The OPG target to register LPAs is within an average of eight weeks. OPG staff are working day and night to register LPAs and extra staff have been hired, which is increasing the number of LPAs being registered each month.

The government is also supporting the Powers of Attorney Bill which will enable a digitalised LPA application process, leading to a faster and simpler service for applicants in future.

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
2nd Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the staff of the Office of the Public Guardian are working in the office.

Hybrid working is available at OPG as a modern employer, subject to business area requirements and line manager’s discretion. A third of the roles in OPG (c. 600 out of 1,700) are not suitable for hybrid working. These roles are required to be undertaken full-time in the office. For example, in the operational unit responsible for the processing of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), there is a requirement for many of the core manual processes to be conducted from an office and space is prioritised in the office for these roles to be undertaken.

Where OPG business areas are not directly involved in LPA processing activities, staff are required to attend an office for a minimum of two days each per week and have an obligation to attend the office when requested to do so by their line management unless a formal exemption is in place. At 7 February 2023, 1.4% of OPG staff had a formal exemption and the remaining 98.6% were required to work from the office at least two days a week.

Mike Freer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)