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Katherine Fletcher

Conservative - South Ribble

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Division Votes
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Information Commissioner (Remuneration)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 359 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 2
Speeches
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Working People’s Finances: Government Policy

On retraining opportunities, may I highlight the lifetime skills guarantee as well? If someone has a job and thinks they …

Written Answers
Tuesday 7th September 2021
Employment Schemes
What fiscal steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support people who are out of work to gain skills …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Monday 21st June 2021
Kinship Care (Parental Leave) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to make provision about parental leave for kinship carers who take on responsibility for children whose parents are …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 1st February 2021
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 10 October 2020, a house in Cheshire East: (i). (Registered 26 January 2021)

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Katherine Fletcher has voted in 344 divisions, and 4 times against the majority of their Party.

8 Sep 2020 - Fisheries Bill [ Lords ] (First sitting) - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative No votes vs 9 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 9 Noes - 6
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
24 Jun 2020 - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative No votes vs 56 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 47
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Katherine Fletcher voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 104 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 136
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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
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(10 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(7 debate interactions)
Chi Onwurah (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(16 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(15 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(13 debate contributions)
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South Ribble 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 Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.


Latest EDMs signed by Katherine Fletcher

Katherine Fletcher has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Katherine Fletcher, 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.


Katherine Fletcher has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Katherine Fletcher has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Katherine Fletcher


A Bill to make provision about parental leave for kinship carers who take on responsibility for children whose parents are unable to care for them; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 14th January 2022

Katherine Fletcher has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


5 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
1 Other Department Questions
22nd Jul 2020
What steps the Government is taking to support female entrepreneurs after the covid-19 outbreak.

For those already self-employed, the Department for Work and Pensions has temporarily removed the minimum income floor, and HM Treasury has introduced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

For those wanting to start a new business, the DWP New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) programme offers dedicated, specialised support to those entering into, or wanting to grow their business.

Since 2011, the NEA has supported over 54,000 women to set-up a new business.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
21st Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what final estimate his Department made of the amount of money lost to fraud during the Independent Learning Account scheme.

The Individual Learning Account scheme ceased in 2001 and predates the Education and Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor the Learning and Skills Council. The National Audit Office reported in the Department for Education and Skills Resource Accounts in 2001/02 that the department estimated that £97 million had been subject to improper and fraudulent claims, out of a total scheme spend of £274 million. The cost of fraud and serious irregularities, based on estimates and extrapolations by the department, was estimated to be up to £67 million. In addition, the department estimated that it made irregular payments of £30 million. It is the £67 million and £30 million figures that make up the total estimate of £97 million.

The Department for Education and Skills Resource Accounts in 2001/02 is available to view here: https://dera.ioe.ac.uk/4556/6/HC 316 02.03.pdf.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
24th Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to restore NHS services promptly that have been temporarily closed at (a) Chorley and South Ribble hospital A&E and (b) other hospitals in England during the covid-19 outbreak.

The accident and emergency department at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital has been temporarily modified to facilitate the treatment of acutely ill COVID-19 patients on a single site, at the Royal Preston Hospital. This temporary change is to ensure the most efficient and safe use of the available resources.

It has been necessary to implement some other temporary service changes across England in response to COVID-19. These will be kept under review during the period of the pandemic and services will be reinstated at an appropriate future juncture.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
7th Sep 2021
What fiscal steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support people who are out of work to gain skills to find new, well-paid jobs.

The Plan for Jobs supports people to gain the skills needed to access high quality jobs. The Chancellor provided £111 million to triple traineeships, £17 million to expand sector-based work academies, and £32 million to boost the National Careers Service’s capacity.

At the Spending Review, the Government announced £95 million to fund free courses for adults in subjects with strong employment prospects and £43 million to provide 16,000 places on employer-led skills bootcamps.

At Budget, the Chancellor announced £126 million more for traineeships, and increased incentives for hiring apprentices to £3,000.

5th Oct 2020
What progress he has made on the Towns Fund.

Our £3.6 billion Towns Fund will play a vital role in supporting our country’s economic recovery, investing in housing, skills, technology, culture and town centres, as we move beyond the immediate covid-19 response. We have recently provided accelerated funding to help towns respond to the immediate challenges of COVID-19, including £750,000 to Leyland.

We will be announcing the first cohort of Town Deals this Autumn, and hope to agree all deals by next Spring.