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Mark Spencer

Conservative - Sherwood

First elected: 6th May 2010

Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since September 2022)

Public Accounts Commission
8th Feb 2022 - 8th Sep 2022
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
8th Feb 2022 - 7th Sep 2022
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
8th Feb 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
House of Commons Commission
8th Feb 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip
24th Jul 2019 - 8th Feb 2022
Selection Committee
14th Nov 2017 - 4th Sep 2019
Committee of Selection
14th Nov 2017 - 4th Sep 2019
Comptroller (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons)
26th Jul 2018 - 24th Jul 2019
Vice Chamberlain (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons)
9th Jan 2018 - 26th Jul 2018
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
15th Jun 2017 - 9th Jan 2018
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
15th Jun 2016 - 15th Jun 2017
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
4th Nov 2013 - 30th Mar 2015
Environmental Audit Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Backbench Business Committee
4th Nov 2013 - 10th Dec 2013


Department Event
Thursday 14th March 2024
09:30
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral questions - Main Chamber
14 Mar 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (including Topical Questions)
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Department Event
Thursday 9th May 2024
09:30
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral questions - Main Chamber
9 May 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Ministerial Severance: Reform
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 273 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 192 Noes - 275
Speeches
Thursday 1st February 2024
Oral Answers to Questions
I can tell the hon. Gentleman where the higher prices are: they are in France and Germany. If we look …
Written Answers
Monday 30th November 2015
Government Departments: Recruitment
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information he holds on the average time taken by each Government …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Local Government (Review of Decisions) Act 2015
A Bill to make provision about the procedure for conducting investigations under Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1974; …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th October 2023
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Address of donor: Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL
Amount of …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Mark Spencer has voted in 802 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Mark Spencer 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
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Mark Spencer voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 72 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
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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
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(73 debate interactions)
Thangam Debbonaire (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
(44 debate interactions)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(32 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Leader of the House
(743 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(1 debate contributions)
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Sherwood 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 Sherwood signature proportion
Petitions with most Sherwood signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

We want the Government to amend the Grocery Supply Code of Practice (GSCP) to require retailers, without exception, to:

- Buy what they agreed to buy
- Pay what they agreed to pay
- Pay on time

We believe the current GSCP is inadequate and doesn't protect farmers from unfair behaviour.

We want the Government to repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act and replace it with legislation that focuses on early intervention to prevent dog bites and tackle dog-related issues regardless of breed or type, based solely on their behaviour.


I believe that the XL bully is a kind, beautiful natured breed that loves children and people in general, and are very loyal and loving pets.

Hundreds of thousands of people signed numerous petitions calling for actions that the Government has included in the Kept Animals Bill. The Government should urgently find time to allow the Bill to complete its journey through Parliament and become law.


Latest EDMs signed by Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Mark Spencer, 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.


Mark Spencer has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Mark Spencer has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Mark Spencer


A Bill to make provision about the procedure for conducting investigations under Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1974; and to make provision for cases where an authority to which that Part applies takes a decision that affects the holding of an event for a reason relating to health or safety.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision to require Highways Authorities to include flooding prevention schemes in the development of new road constructions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 4th February 2014

Mark Spencer has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Mark Spencer has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament