James Sunderland Portrait

James Sunderland

Conservative - Bracknell

Oral Question
Monday 31st January 2022
Department for Education
Topical Question No. 8
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Division Votes
Tuesday 25th January 2022
Judicial Review and Courts Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 304 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 228 Noes - 313
Tuesday 25th January 2022
The Prime Minister will know that Ukraine is not a full member of NATO, but may I ask him to …
Written Answers
Wednesday 19th January 2022
To ask the President of COP26, what priorities he has for his COP26 Presidency year.
Early Day Motions
None available
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Saturday 30th October 2021
MP Financial Interests
Monday 15th November 2021
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 30 September 2021, shop with flat in Hampshire, co-owned with my wife: (i) and (ii). Before 5 August 2020 …
EDM signed
Wednesday 18th August 2021
Legislative Reform (Church Commissioners) Order 2021 (S.I. 2021 No. 842)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Legislative Reform (Church Commissioners) Order 2021 (S.I. 2021 …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, James Sunderland has voted in 384 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(18 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(16 debate interactions)
Kevan Jones (Labour)
(16 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(39 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(33 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(29 debate contributions)
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Bracknell 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 Bracknell signature proportion
Petition Open
of 9,251 signatures (1.24%)
Petition Open
of 102,711 signatures (0.22%)
Petitions with most Bracknell signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

The Government should class in-person interaction with family members and unmarried partners abroad as an essential reason to travel.

Latest EDMs signed by James Sunderland

18th August 2021
James Sunderland signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 18th August 2021

Legislative Reform (Church Commissioners) Order 2021 (S.I. 2021 No. 842)

Tabled by: Chris Loder (Conservative - West Dorset)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Legislative Reform (Church Commissioners) Order 2021 (S.I. 2021 No. 842), dated 13 July 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 July 2021, be annulled.
6 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Aug 2021)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd November 2020
James Sunderland signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 3rd November 2020

British record breaking Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton

Tabled by: Jeffrey M Donaldson (Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley)
That this House congratulates Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton on winning his 92nd Grand Prix thus making him the most successful race winning F1 driver of all time in addition to the world record that he already holds for all-time career points; acknowledges that Lewis is a fantastic ambassador …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by James Sunderland, 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 Sunderland has not been granted any Urgent Questions

James Sunderland has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

James Sunderland has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

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

11 Written Questions in the current parliament

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2 Other Department Questions
19th Jan 2022
To ask the President of COP26, what priorities he has for his COP26 Presidency year.

Throughout the UK’s Presidency year, we will work with Egypt as the incoming Presidency, and all countries, to deliver on the agreed outcomes in the Glasgow Climate Pact and keep 1.5 in reach.

In doing so we will continue to champion science, especially the IPCC and its major reports in 2022, and the urgency of action on emissions reductions, adaptation, finance to support developing nations and loss and damage.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
29th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help communities protect their local assets.

The Government recognises the value of precious community assets. That is why we created legal protections for Assets of Community Value. And why we have launched the Community Ownership Fund, which will invest £150 million to support community groups to protect assets at risk.

The Fund is already supporting 21 groups, and over 4 years will help many more communities take ownership of local assets.

Neil O'Brien
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
11th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help strengthen the automotive sector.

This Government is supporting the automotive sector’s transition to zero emission vehicles and has committed £2.5bn for vehicle grants and infrastructure. The Net Zero Strategy announced a further £350m for the Automotive Transformation Fund, on top of £500m previously committed. Recent investments by Nissan, Stellantis and Ford show strong business confidence.

Lee Rowley
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
10th Dec 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason air crew are exempt from filling in a passenger locator form, in the context of increasing prevalence of the omicron variant of covid-19.

Aircraft pilots and crew are not required to complete a PLF as the UK Health Security Agency has introduced separate contact tracing protocols for this cohort of transport workers.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
24th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the social care needs of working-age disabled adults in (a) Bracknell and (b) the South East.

No assessment has been made. Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities have a duty to assess the care needs of their local populations.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
12th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing those under 16 with an NHS Covid Pass to evidence their vaccination status for travel overseas.

A small proportion of children over 12 years old have or will receive full vaccination following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s advice. International standards for travel require a full course to be recognised as ‘fully vaccinated’. While there are some countries which require full vaccination for under 16 year olds, others treat under 16 year olds as fully vaccinated, accept testing, or in a small number of cases accept recovery as equivalent to full vaccination. We are exploring ways to provide fully vaccinated 12 to 15 year olds with a travel NHS COVID Pass.

Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
21st Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications on his policies of confirmation by the International Atomic Energy Agency in April 2021 that Iran is enriching uranium to 60 per cent fissile purity.

The announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 17 April that Iran had started uranium enrichment up to 60% using advanced centrifuges is a serious and deeply worrying development. This is the latest step in Iran's continued and systematic non-compliance with its nuclear commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). The production of highly enriched uranium is an important step in the production of a nuclear weapon. Iran has no credible civilian need for enrichment at this level.

The UK has made multiple official level representations to the Iranians on this issue, both bilaterally and as the E3 alongside the governments of France and Germany. As the E3 said in a statement on 14 April, this step is contrary to the constructive spirit and good faith of discussions in Vienna that have the objective of finding a rapid diplomatic solution to revitalise and restore the JCPoA.

We continue to work with the parties to the JCPoA and the US Administration to seize the diplomatic opportunity for a full return to the JCPoA. We call upon Iran to avoid any escalatory measures which make a return to mutual compliance harder to achieve.

James Cleverly
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
26th Jan 2021
What financial support he is providing to the cultural and arts sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

The Government has announced a £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to protect the cultural sectors through the pandemic.

To date, more than £790m of grants and loans have been allocated to over 3,000 cultural organisations in England. In addition, £100 million has been allocated in direct support to our national cultural institutions and the English Heritage Trust.

This unprecedented investment will help to protect jobs and organisations across the country.

Steve Barclay
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
8th Dec 2020
What plans he has to amend the Human Rights Act 1998.

Yesterday the Government announced the launch of the Independent Human Rights Act Review, which is a key manifesto commitment of Government.

The Review will be a technical examination of the operation of the Human Rights Act, chaired by Sir Peter Gross. It will focus on the relationship between domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the relationship between the judiciary, the executive and the legislature.

The Panel have been requested to provide a detailed, independent piece of advice outlining options for reform by Summer 2021. A government response will subsequently be published.

Alex Chalk
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
25th Feb 2020
What steps his Department is taking to ensure legal aid is accessible to people that need it.

Last year, the Legal Aid Agency spent around £1.7bn on legal aid for those who need it – this government is committed to maintaining access to justice. Wider than legal aid, we are enhancing the support on offer to litigants in person by providing a further £3m of funding and investing up to £5m in a Legal Support Innovation Fund.

In addition, we are making a number of changes to legal aid. This includes undertaking a comprehensive review of the means test, improving and simplifying the exceptional case funding scheme, making face-to-face advice more readily available in a number of civil matters, and undertaking an awareness campaign for legal aid and legal support.

Alex Chalk
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
26th Feb 2020
What discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Transport and (b) Welsh Government on the roll-out of the railcard for veterans in Wales.

We are working closely together on the veterans railcard. My officials continue to work with both the Department for Transport and Welsh Government to ensure that the Veterans’ Railcard is accepted on services for which they are responsible.

David T C Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales Office)