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Johnny Mercer

Conservative - Plymouth, Moor View

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)
28th Jul 2019 - 20th Apr 2021
Armed Forces Bill Select Committee
22nd Feb 2021 - 22nd Feb 2021
Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill
22nd Feb 2021 - 22nd Feb 2021
Defence Sub-Committee
12th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Defence Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Health and Social Care Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Defence Sub-Committee
4th May 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Defence Sub-Committee
8th Sep 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Defence Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017


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Division Votes
Monday 7th June 2021
Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 356 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 263 Noes - 364
Speeches
Tuesday 20th April 2021
Nuclear Test Veterans: Service Medal

I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Sir John Hayes) for his speech. …

Written Answers
Monday 26th July 2021
Afghanistan: Immigration
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications his Department has received for the Afghan Relocation and …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 9th November 2020
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 9 November 2018, Mercer Consulting Associates Ltd (not trading). (Registered 17 September 2019)
EDM signed
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
THERE BUT NOT THERE
That this House recognises the extraordinary work of There But Not There, an art installation project which commemorates the fallen …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Johnny Mercer has voted in 254 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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
Kevan Jones (Labour)
(113 debate interactions)
Stephen Morgan (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Defence)
(25 debate interactions)
Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans)
(24 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(325 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(169 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(6 debate contributions)
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Plymouth, Moor View 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 Plymouth, Moor View signature proportion
Johnny Mercer has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Johnny Mercer

23rd October 2018
Johnny Mercer signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 23rd October 2018

THERE BUT NOT THERE

Tabled by: Ruth Smeeth (Labour - Stoke-on-Trent North)
That this House recognises the extraordinary work of There But Not There, an art installation project which commemorates the fallen heroes of the First World War; notes that the project has raised £4 million for six military charities; further notes that £800,000 of the funds raised will be paid as …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 29
Conservative: 15
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Johnny Mercer, 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.


Johnny Mercer has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Johnny Mercer has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Johnny Mercer has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Johnny Mercer has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


6 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
11th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice he plans to give to people who are unable to book domestic cruise trips as a result of the cruise company's policy that passengers of all ages must be fully vaccinated against covid-19, including children for whom that vaccine has yet to be approved.

My Department is committed to the safe restart of cruise and monitoring the risk of transmission and will require passengers and crew to present a negative Covid-19 test prior to embarkation. However, the matter of mandating vaccinations in order to travel on domestic cruises in the UK is a matter for individual operators. This is a commercial matter, with cruise operators formulating their own policies on Covid-19 safety measures.

More information about safe domestic cruise travel in the UK can be found on the gov.uk website.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
16th Jul 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications his Department has received for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy scheme; how many applicants to that scheme have (a) been excluded from the UK relocation option, (b) been accepted for relocation to the UK under category (i) one, (ii) two and (iii) four and (c) not yet been informed of a decision on their application; and how many of those accepted, rejected or pending were terminated from their employment.

We have significantly accelerated the pace of relocations under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) in line with the military drawdown. Since 1 June 572 people, former Afghan locally employed staff and their families, have been relocated to the UK. The MOD is working with the Home Office and a range of Government departments to ensure their successful resettlement.

This now takes the total number of people from Afghanistan relocated to the UK under the ARAP and the previous Ex-Gratia Policy to nearly 2,000.

Unfortunately for operational security reasons we cannot at this time comment on specific numbers of applications.

Our commitment to those who are eligible under the ARAP, and the process to deliver it, is not time-limited and will endure beyond the military presence in Afghanistan.

James Heappey
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence)
9th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much public money has been spent in support of soldiers going through inquest or criminal proceedings in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

It is taking time to collate the information needed to answer the hon. Member's question. I will write to him when it is available, and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on legal aid to (a) veterans and (b) serving personnel in relation to Troubles prosecutions and incidents in each of the last five years.

It is taking time to collate the information needed to answer the hon. Member's question. I will write to him when it is available, and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Leo Docherty
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much legal aid has been allocated to Northern Ireland law firms (a) KRW Law and (b) Madden and Finucane in each of the last five years.

KRW Law were offered a legal aid contract which allowed them to represent families of the victims at the inquest into the Birmingham Pub Bombings. Our thoughts are with the families of those who died during this horrific attack.

Legal aid is available for inquests in exceptional cases, which is why we funded the families throughout this inquest.

While our review of legal aid showed that legal representation is not necessary for the vast majority of inquests, we are making a number of changes to ensure there is more support for bereaved families.

Payments by the Legal Aid Agency to KRW Law during the last five years are broken down as below. Note that legal aid costs are paid in arrears, therefore payments may be made in a different year to that in which services were provided:

Year

Amount

2021

£62,892.84

2020

£91,622.03

2019

Nil

2018

Nil

2017

Nil

No legal aid has been allocated to Madden and Finucane in any of the last five years.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
9th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether money has been disbursed from the public purse to Madden and Finucane Solicitors for any purpose in each of the last five years.

The UK Government does not hold this information as Justice and legal aid is devolved in Northern Ireland. The Legal Services Agency, an executive agency sponsored by the Northern Ireland Department of Justice, administers the provision of legal aid in Northern Ireland. The total payments made from the legal aid fund to barristers and solicitors' practices have not been published since 2015.

Robin Walker
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)