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James Brokenshire

Conservative - Former Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup

James Brokenshire is not a member of any APPGs
Minister of State (Home Office)
13th Feb 2020 - 7th Jul 2021
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
30th Apr 2018 - 24th Jul 2019
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
14th Jul 2016 - 8th Jan 2018
Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)
8th Feb 2014 - 14th Jul 2016
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
11th May 2011 - 8th Feb 2014
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
13th May 2010 - 11th May 2011
Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)
8th Nov 2006 - 6th May 2010
Constitutional Affairs
12th Jul 2005 - 11th Dec 2006


Division Voting information

James Brokenshire has voted in 2630 divisions, and 14 times against the majority of their Party.

9 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 65 Conservative No votes vs 105 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 383 Noes - 73
14 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 112 Conservative Aye votes vs 188 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 412 Noes - 202
10 Feb 2014 - Children and Families Bill - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 99 Conservative No votes vs 127 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 376 Noes - 107
21 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 124 Conservative Aye votes vs 134 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 366 Noes - 161
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 99 Conservative No votes vs 121 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 150 Noes - 340
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 92 Conservative No votes vs 126 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 321
5 Feb 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 131 Conservative Aye votes vs 139 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 400 Noes - 175
4 Mar 2010 - Chair (Terminology) - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 82 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 206 Noes - 90
22 Oct 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 30 Conservative Aye votes vs 85 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 322 Noes - 157
19 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 60 Conservative No votes vs 79 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 342
7 Mar 2007 - House of Lords Reform - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 75 Conservative Aye votes vs 96 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 305 Noes - 267
7 Mar 2007 - House of Lords Reform - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 55 Conservative Aye votes vs 121 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 337 Noes - 224
1 Nov 2006 - Legislative Process - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 34 Conservative Aye votes vs 105 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 122 Noes - 354
1 Nov 2006 - Legislative Process - View Vote Context
James Brokenshire voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 55 Conservative No votes vs 69 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 365 Noes - 62
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All Debates

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Sparring Partners
Keir Starmer (Labour)
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition
(132 debate interactions)
John Bercow (Speaker)
(99 debate interactions)
David Hanson (Labour)
(76 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(2111 debate contributions)
Northern Ireland Office
(368 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(70 debate contributions)
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Latest EDMs signed by James Brokenshire

James Brokenshire has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by James Brokenshire, 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.


James Brokenshire has not been granted any Urgent Questions

James Brokenshire has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

6 Bills introduced by James Brokenshire


A Bill to make provision enabling the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to incur expenditure in connection with digital services to be provided by them for the purpose of facilitating the administration or payment of non-domestic rates in England

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 4th July 2019 and was enacted into law.


Make provision prohibiting landlords and letting agents from requiring certain payments to be made or certain other steps to be taken; to make provision about the payment of holding deposits; to make provision about enforcement and about the lead enforcement authority; to amend the provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 about information to be provided by letting agents; to make provision about client money protection schemes; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday 12th February 2019 and was enacted into law.


To make provision for buildings used as nursery grounds to be exempt from nondomestic rates in England and Wales.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 1st November 2018 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 20th April 2017

A Bill to extend the period of time for making Ministerial appointments following the election of the Northern Ireland Assembly on 2 March 2017, and to make provision about the regional rate in Northern Ireland for the year ending 31 March 2018.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 27th April 2017 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 13th November 2017

A Bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of the year ending 31 March 2018; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of the appropriated sums; to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources(including accruing resources) for the year ending 31 March 2018; and to repeal certain spent provisions.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 16th November 2017 and was enacted into law.



Last Event - 2nd Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 30th September 2019
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Next Event - Committee Stage: House Of Lords
Date TBA

James Brokenshire has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


9 Written Questions

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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
4th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 28 January 2020 to Questions 7156 and 7157, how the next National Lung Cancer Audit will be published on 11 June 2020 when the contract for its provision expires on 31 March 2020.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), as commissioner of the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), has proposed a contract extension until after the publication date of the NLCA report on 11 June 2020. This extension has to be mutually agreed by the incumbent audit provider and HQIP are currently in discussions to confirm with them.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
23rd Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the next annual national lung cancer audit will be published.

The current scheduled publication date for next National Lung Cancer Audit report is Thursday 11 June 2020.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
23rd Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which body or organisation has been awarded the contract to prepare the next national lung cancer audit following the recent tender for this work through the Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme; and how many tenders were received for this work.

No decisions on awarding the contract to prepare the next National Lung Cancer Audit have currently been made. The current contract is due to expire on 31 March 2020.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
23rd Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical and health audits are carried out or maintained through (a) the Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme and (b) the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme.

The National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) is made up of a number of funding streams comprising over 30 topics and aim to mirror the priority areas set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The National Quality Board (NQB) established an NQB NCAPOP Partners Group, with representation from NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Education England, amongst others, to ensure the NCAPOP portfolio continues to support the priorities of the wider National Health Service.

NCAPOP audits are commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which manages the programme on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement. In addition, NHS England and NHS Improvement have contractual accountability meetings to review the Key Performance indicators associated with the NCAPOP contract.

The following expenditure was provided for NCAPOP in recent years:

- 2016/17; £16.9 million;

- 2017/18; £16.9 million;

- 2018/19; £15.8 million; and

- 2019/20; £15.6 million.

Clinical audits delivered under the NCAPOP portfolio can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/a-z-of-nca/#.XAlJvcK7KUk

NCAPOP outcome review of delivered work can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/clinical-outcome-review-programmes/#.XiseTmC7JPY

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
23rd Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what level of funding has been allocated to the work of (a) the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme and (b) the Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme in (i) financial year 2019-20 and (ii) each of the previous three financial years.

The National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) is made up of a number of funding streams comprising over 30 topics and aim to mirror the priority areas set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The National Quality Board (NQB) established an NQB NCAPOP Partners Group, with representation from NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Education England, amongst others, to ensure the NCAPOP portfolio continues to support the priorities of the wider National Health Service.

NCAPOP audits are commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which manages the programme on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement. In addition, NHS England and NHS Improvement have contractual accountability meetings to review the Key Performance indicators associated with the NCAPOP contract.

The following expenditure was provided for NCAPOP in recent years:

- 2016/17; £16.9 million;

- 2017/18; £16.9 million;

- 2018/19; £15.8 million; and

- 2019/20; £15.6 million.

Clinical audits delivered under the NCAPOP portfolio can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/a-z-of-nca/#.XAlJvcK7KUk

NCAPOP outcome review of delivered work can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/clinical-outcome-review-programmes/#.XiseTmC7JPY

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
23rd Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what priorities he has set for the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCOPOP) for the delivery of clinical audits; and what oversight arrangements are in place to ensure those priorities are delivered effectively.

The National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) is made up of a number of funding streams comprising over 30 topics and aim to mirror the priority areas set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The National Quality Board (NQB) established an NQB NCAPOP Partners Group, with representation from NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Education England, amongst others, to ensure the NCAPOP portfolio continues to support the priorities of the wider National Health Service.

NCAPOP audits are commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which manages the programme on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement. In addition, NHS England and NHS Improvement have contractual accountability meetings to review the Key Performance indicators associated with the NCAPOP contract.

The following expenditure was provided for NCAPOP in recent years:

- 2016/17; £16.9 million;

- 2017/18; £16.9 million;

- 2018/19; £15.8 million; and

- 2019/20; £15.6 million.

Clinical audits delivered under the NCAPOP portfolio can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/a-z-of-nca/#.XAlJvcK7KUk

NCAPOP outcome review of delivered work can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/clinical-outcome-review-programmes/#.XiseTmC7JPY

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
29th Mar 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the members of NHS England's Clinical Expert Group for lung cancer.

The membership of the Clinical Expert Group (CEG) for Lung Cancer is listed below and publicly available on the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation website. It will also be published on NHS England’s website shortly.

Lung Cancer Clinical Expert Group membership

Prof David Baldwin Respiratory Physician, East Midlands / Lung Cancer CEG Chair

Prof Sam Janes Chest Physician and Scientist, Early Detection, London / Lung Cancer CEG Vice Chair

Mrs Diana Borthwick Clinical Nurse Specialist in Lung Cancer / former Chair of National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses

Dr Julie Hendry Respiratory Physician, Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network

Dr David Gilligan Clinical Oncologist, East of England

Dr Andrew Bates Clinical Oncologist, Southampton

Dr Anand Devaraj Thoracic Radiologist, London

Mrs Sue Maughn Commissioning Director-Cancer, East London Health and Care Partnership

Dr Amelia Randle General Practitioner The Park Surgery, Shepton Mallet / Clinical Lead Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire Cancer Alliance

Dr Paul Cane Consultant Histopathologist, London

Prof Denis Talbot Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford, Thames Valley Cancer Network

Dr Imran Husain Consultant Respiratory Physician, West Midlands

Dr Sanjay Popat Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital

Dr Yvonne Summers Medical Oncologist, The Christie and University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester

Dr Andrew Wilcock Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine and Medical Oncology, Nottingham

Mr Martin Grange Patient Representative, Hampshire

Mrs Michele McMahon Patient Representative, Liverpool

Mrs Janette Rawlinson Patient Representative, West Midlands / European Lung Foundation Lung cancer patient advisory group / National Cancer Research Institute Clinical Studies Group (lung cancer) consumer member / British Thoracic Oncology Group steering committee member, Cancer Research UK SMP board member (patient representative) / Lay member Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Robert Rintoul Reader in Thoracic Oncology, University of Cambridge / Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

Dr Jeremy Killen Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, North of England

Dr Sion Barnard Thoracic Surgeon / Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Mr Doug West Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Bristol

Dr Neil Bayman Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Greater Manchester

Mrs Barbara Gill Programme Lead Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate (ACE), NHS England / Cancer Research UK

Dr Vytis Dudzevicius Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, London / Lung multidisciplinary team Lead and Lung Cancer Lead Clinician

Mrs Vanessa Beattie Clinical Nurse Specialist in Lung Cancer / National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses Chair

Mrs Karen Clayton Macmillan Lung Cancer Lead Nurse, East Cheshire NHS Trust / National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses

Dr Matthew Evison Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Manchester / Director of the Lung Pathway Board for Greater Manchester Cancer

Dr Ian Woolhouse Respiratory Physician, Chair of West Midlands Lung Expert Advisory Group

The National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway was developed with the assistance of further expert clinicians:

Dr Sadia Anwar Consultant Respiratory Physician, Nottingham

Dr Matthew Callister Consultant Respiratory Physician, Leeds

Dr Paul Beckett Consultant Respiratory Physician, Derby

Prof Mick Peake Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine / National Clinical Lead, NHS Cancer Improvement/ Clinical Lead, National Cancer Intelligence Network

29th Mar 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out recent advice and guidance provided by NHS England's Clinical Expert Group on the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer.

The Clinical Expert Group for Lung Cancer published three documents in 2017/18, and also provided clinical advice for the development of a handbook to support delivery of best practice lung cancer pathways. Details of the documents and handbook are provided below.

- National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway (2017);

- National Optimal Lung Cancer Pathway Implementation Guide (2017);

- Clinical Advice for the Provision of Lung Cancer Services (2017); and

- Handbook: Implementing a timed lung cancer diagnostic pathway (2018).