Lia Nici Portrait

Lia Nici

Conservative - Great Grimsby

First elected: 12th December 2019


Victims and Prisoners Bill
14th Jun 2023 - 11th Jul 2023
Seafarers' Wages Bill [HL]
11th Jan 2023 - 17th Jan 2023
Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill)
2nd Nov 2022 - 29th Nov 2022
Assistant Whip
20th Sep 2022 - 27th Oct 2022
Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
19th Oct 2022 - 23rd Oct 2022
Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill
12th Jul 2022 - 21st Sep 2022
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
8th Jul 2022 - 20th Sep 2022
Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill
24th Nov 2021 - 7th Dec 2021
Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
18th Nov 2021 - 18th Nov 2021
Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (England and Wales)
27th Oct 2021 - 3rd Nov 2021
Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill
22nd Sep 2021 - 27th Oct 2021
Backbench Business Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 1st Mar 2021


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Lia Nici has voted in 924 divisions, and 8 times against the majority of their Party.

24 Jun 2020 - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) - View Vote Context
Lia Nici 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
23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Lia Nici voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 45 Conservative Aye votes vs 235 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 243 Noes - 238
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Lia Nici 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
6 Jun 2023 - Committee on Standards - View Vote Context
Lia Nici voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 28 Conservative Aye votes vs 32 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 185 Noes - 40
4 Dec 2023 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
Lia Nici 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
16 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lia Nici voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 57 Conservative Aye votes vs 262 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 58 Noes - 525
16 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lia Nici voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 58 Conservative Aye votes vs 262 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 68 Noes - 529
17 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Lia Nici voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 59 Conservative Aye votes vs 266 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 65 Noes - 536
View All Lia Nici Division Votes

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
Toby Perkins (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Nature and Rural Affairs)
(20 debate interactions)
Andrew Gwynne (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Social Care)
(15 debate interactions)
Penny Mordaunt (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(7 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(52 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(22 debate contributions)
Home Office
(19 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(18 debate contributions)
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Great Grimsby 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 Education Committee has recently recommended introducing a statutory home educated register, and greater assessment of home educated children. These recommendations are in contrast to the views of many parents who home educate.

Remove the clauses relating to 'Children not in school' from Part 3 of the Schools Bill, and do not pursue compulsory registration of all home-schooled children. We see no evidence that this would be beneficial, and we believe the proposals place a discriminatory burden on supportive parents.

Amend legislation to make it a legal requirement for a driver to stop & report accidents involving cats.


Latest EDMs signed by Lia Nici

21st March 2024
Lia Nici signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 15th April 2024

Town and Country Planning

Tabled by: Edward Leigh (Conservative - Gainsborough)
That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying that the Town and Country Planning (Former RAF Scampton) (Accommodation for Asylum-Seekers etc.) Special Development Order 2024 (S.I., 2024, No. 412), dated 20 March 2024, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 March 2024, be annulled.
22 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 22
26th March 2024
Lia Nici signed this EDM on Monday 15th April 2024

Referral of matters of 21 February 2024 to the Committee of Privileges

Tabled by: William Wragg (Independent - Hazel Grove)
That this House notes the Speaker’s decision on selection and calling of amendments on 21 February 2024 was not in accordance with the established precedent for Opposition days; and accordingly considers that, notwithstanding the Resolution of this House of 6 February 1978, the matter of whether undue pressure was placed …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Conservative: 25
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
View All Lia Nici's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lia Nici, 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.


Lia Nici has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lia Nici has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Lia Nici


A Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish proposals for a scheme in which graduates of specified university courses may be exempt from requirements to repay a student loan, in full or in part, provided that they are employed in the United Kingdom in a relevant sector for a minimum time period; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 27th February 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 21st June 2024
Order Paper number: 28
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

Latest 4 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
28th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps his Department is taking to support the production of green hydrogen.

The Government intends to run annual allocation rounds to support electrolytic hydrogen production, with the aim of having up to one gigawatt of electrolytic hydrogen in construction or operation by 2025.

Andrew Bowie
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
28th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve vocational skills among school and college leavers.

The department wants all students to have access to high quality vocational and technical learning. That is why the department is reforming technical education to ensure that all post-16 students have access to high quality technical options that support progression and meet employer needs.

This includes the introduction of T Levels which are substantial, rigorous and focused on high quality learning, and include a substantial industry placement element of around nine weeks. They will provide the knowledge and experience needed for skilled employment, further study (including higher education) or a higher apprenticeship.

We will have 23 T Levels available from 2023 and the major providers of vocational education are already fully engaged with T Level planning and delivery, with over 200 schools also either planning or already offering T Levels.

We are also working closely with employers and employer groups nationally to build their awareness about T Levels and the importance of vocational education and to encourage them to offer industry placements.

Apprenticeships are a core part of the government’s skills agenda, helping to drive economic growth by improving the skills pipeline. They give employees high-quality, hands-on training to start and progress in work and give employers the skills they need to grow, helping them fill their vacancies and train their workforces to address industry skills gaps. They offer a high-quality route into more than 650 occupations, from entry-level to expert roles, spanning Levels 2 to 7. To support more employers across the country to access apprenticeships we are increasing funding for apprenticeships in England to £2.7 billion by 2024/25 financial year.

We have introduced Skills Bootcamps which offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and the offer of a job interview with an employer. They are currently available across the country and deliver training in key areas such as digital, technical (including engineering and manufacturing), construction, logistics and green skills.

The free Courses for Jobs offer allows eligible adults to access over 400 Level 3 qualifications (A level equivalent) for free, in subject areas including engineering, construction, health and social care and accounting, which can support them to gain higher wages or a better job.

30th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart scheme placements have been (a) approved, (b) advertised and (c) started by young people by (i) nation, (ii) region and (iii) sector as of 30 November 2021.

As of the 30th November 2021, over 311,000 jobs have been approved for funding and around 110,000 Kickstart jobs have been started by young people. Over 223,000 jobs have been advertised and made available for young people to apply to through the scheme

Below are tables listing the number of Kickstart jobs which have been made available and started by young people to date by geographical area of Great Britain and work sector. The figures used are correct as of the 2nd December 2021 and these figures have been rounded according to departmental standards.

Jobs made available and starts quoted here include some unfunded Kickstart jobs. Over time, some previously approved jobs have been removed where the employer chose not to follow up the application. Included in the Great Britain total are a small number of jobs made available (less than 100 in total) that have an unrecorded job location. Data on approved jobs is taken from a snapshot of the Kickstart system at a point in time. This figure can be affected by retrospective changes resulting from applications being rescinded.

The number of approved jobs is defined as the number of jobs associated with approved applications recorded on the Kickstart application system on the date above. This total excludes approved jobs that have been withdrawn from the Kickstart Scheme by agreement with employers and gateways.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing Kickstart applications, referrals and starts, the data collected might be subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system, which has been developed quickly.

The management information presented here has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics but is provided in the interests of transparency. Work is ongoing to improve the quality of information available for the programme.

Table 1- Kickstart jobs made available and started by location.

Location

Jobs Made Available

Cumulative Jobs Started

East Midlands

13,360

6,760

East of England

17,410

7,770

London

49,090

23,460

North East

9,370

5,240

North West

28,020

13,920

Scotland

16,770

9,570

South East

25,200

11,840

South West

14,990

6,830

Wales

11,390

5,230

West Midlands

19,760

10,280

Yorkshire and The Humber

17,870

8,840

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals.

Table 2- Kickstart jobs made available and started by sector.

Sector

Jobs Made Available

Cumulative Jobs Started

Administration

55,040

27,160

Animal Care

1,320

880

Beauty & Wellbeing

1,630

900

Business & Finance

8,300

4,020

Computing Technology & Digital

15,570

8,870

Construction & Trades

6,700

3,390

Creative & Media

18,940

10,880

Delivery & Storage

6,280

3,130

Emergency & Uniform Services

510

240

Engineering & Maintenance

6,780

3,340

Environment & Land

4,200

2,170

Government Services

930

330

Healthcare

5,920

2,330

Home Services

1,690

590

Hospitality & Food

25,330

9,270

Law & Legal

540

340

Managerial

1,010

480

Manufacturing

6,190

2,940

Retail & Sales

33,300

18,460

Science & Research

870

540

Social Care

4,770

1,820

Sports & Leisure

5,400

2,690

Teaching & Education

10,540

4,420

Transport

840

240

Travel & Tourism

690

330

*These numbers are rounded and so may not match provided totals.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
20th Jan 2021
What steps his Department is taking to help Northern Ireland businesses adjust to the new trading arrangements with the EU.

My Department is in constant dialogue with businesses in Northern Ireland to support them in adapting to new processes. The Northern Ireland Protocol means that there are no checks or controls when trading with the EU.

The Government has published extensive guidance for traders in Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and work is ongoing to ensure businesses are fully aware of the flexibilities and mitigations in place.

We are also backing Northern Ireland’s success with over £1billion of investment to deliver the Trader Support Service, develop new technology, contribute to the PEACE PLUS Programme, and further support businesses and communities as part of the ‘New Deal for Northern Ireland’.