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Matt Hancock

Conservative - West Suffolk

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
9th Jul 2018 - 26th Jun 2021
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
8th Jan 2018 - 9th Jul 2018
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)
3rd Jul 2017 - 8th Jan 2018
Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)
15th Jul 2016 - 3rd Jul 2017
Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office
8th May 2015 - 14th Jul 2016
Minister of State for Portsmouth
15th Jul 2014 - 8th May 2015
Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
15th Jul 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
15th Jul 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Minister of State (Department for Education) (Jointly with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
7th Oct 2013 - 15th Jul 2014
Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)
7th Oct 2013 - 15th Jul 2014
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
6th Sep 2012 - 7th Oct 2013
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education) (Jointly with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
6th Sep 2012 - 7th Oct 2013
Standards and Privileges
19th Oct 2010 - 12th Dec 2012
Public Accounts Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 12th Nov 2012


Scheduled Event
Friday 16th September 2022
Private Members' Bills - Main Chamber
Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill: Second Reading
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Division Votes
Monday 27th June 2022
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 283 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 295 Noes - 221
Speeches
Thursday 26th May 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
The anomaly on VAT, which ridiculously argues that a racehorse coming here to race or a brood mare coming here …
Written Answers
Friday 25th March 2022
Special Educational Needs
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in state schools have (a) an EHC plan and …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill 2022-23
A Bill to make provision for screening for dyslexia in primary schools; to make provision about teacher training relating to …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th February 2022
1. Employment and earnings
30 November 2021, received £800. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 07 December 2021)

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Matt Hancock has voted in 361 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
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(112 debate interactions)
Jonathan Ashworth (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(94 debate interactions)
Munira Wilson (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)
(55 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(2827 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(45 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(12 debate contributions)
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West Suffolk 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).

Matt Hancock has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Matt Hancock, 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.


Matt Hancock has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Matt Hancock

Thursday 23rd September 2021

11 Bills introduced by Matt Hancock


A Bill to confer power to amend or supplement the law relating to human medicines, veterinary medicines and medical devices; make provision about the enforcement of regulations, and the protection of health and safety, in relation to medical devices; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 11th February 2021 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals; to make provision in connection with the Information Commissioner's functions under certain regulations relating to information; to make provision for a direct marketing code of conduct; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to amend the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to procedures in accordance with which a person may be deprived of liberty where the person lacks capacity to consent, and for connected purposes

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 16th May 2019 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 28th May 2015

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 16th March 2016 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision in connection with coronavirus; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 25th March 2020 and was enacted into law.


To make provision regarding the funding of the health service in England in respect of each financial year until the financial year that ends with 31 March 2024.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Monday 16th March 2020 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to Make provision about paying and arranging for healthcare provided outside the United Kingdom and giving effect to healthcare agreements; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday 26th March 2019 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for screening for dyslexia in primary schools; to make provision about teacher training relating to neurodivergent conditions; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 16th September 2022
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to require screening for dyslexia in primary schools; to make provision about the teaching and assessment of children found by that screening to have dyslexia; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 7th December 2021
(Read Debate)

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A bill to amend the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate remote gambling on a point of consumption basis; to require all operators selling into the British market, whether in the United Kingdom or overseas, to hold a Gambling Commission licence to enable them to undertake transactions with British consumers and to advertise in the United Kingdom; to provide that all relevant operators contribute to the Horserace Betting Levy; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 25th June 2012

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to amend the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate remote gambling on a point of consumption basis; to require all operators selling into the British market, whether in the United Kingdom or overseas, to hold a Gambling Commission licence to enable them to undertake transactions with British consumers and to advertise in the United Kingdom; to provide that all relevant operators contribute to the Horserace Betting Levy; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 7th February 2012

Matt Hancock has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


7 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
8th Feb 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Government procurement is from SMEs.

The government wants small and medium sized enterprises to benefit from central government procurement spend, either directly or indirectly via the supply chain. Reports on this aspiration are published on GOV.UK on an annual basis.

The latest procurement figures for 2019/20 show that £15.5bn was paid to small and medium sized businesses to help deliver vital public services. This figure is a substantial increase of £1.3bn on the previous year and the highest since records began in 2013.

Michael Ellis
Paymaster General
21st Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in state schools have (a) an EHC plan and (b) SEN but no EHC plan.

In January 2021, there were 325,600 pupils in state schools with an education, health and care (EHC) plan. There were a further 1,083,100 pupils with special educational needs (SEN) but no EHC plan (also referred to as SEN support). The data is published in the ‘Special Educational Needs in England’ National Statistics publication available here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/special-educational-needs-in-england.

Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
8th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in state schools have a specific learning difficulty.

In January 2021, the number of children attending state schools where their primary special educational need was recorded as a specific learning difficulty is 156,797, and those where it was recorded as a secondary need is 27,237.

Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
8th Feb 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in private schools have a specific learning difficulty.

The department does not hold data on the type of special educational need (SEN), including specific learning difficulties, of pupils attending independent schools.

The number of pupils with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan attending independent schools, as of January 2021, was 21,887. The number of pupils with SEN, but with no EHC plan, attending independent schools was 80,386.

Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
4th Feb 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have signed up to the Nuffield Early Language Intervention programme; and what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of that programme.

Since the programme was introduced as part of the department’s education recovery response during the COVID-19 outbreak,11,100 schools (over two thirds of all primaries) have signed up to the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) programme over the academic years 2020/21 and 2021/22. The majority of these schools have free school meal rates above the national average. The full list of schools taking part will be published shortly.

The NELI programme has been extensively trialled, with three randomised control trials demonstrating its effectiveness in raising language and literacy outcomes for reception age children.

The Education Endowment Foundation plans to provide an independent evaluation of the second year of the scale up of the NELI. The research project plans to gather and share useful lessons about the programme itself, as well as broader lessons about offering educational programmes at scale to English schools.

Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
27th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total number of pupils is in (a) state and (b) private schools; and what the total number of positive assessments for dyslexia is in (a) state and (b) private schools.

The total number of children in state schools is 8,342,521, as of January 2021. The total number of children in independent schools is 569,332, as of January 2021.

The department does not hold the information requested about the number of children with dyslexia in state schools or independent schools. However, state schools report the number of pupils who have a specific learning difficulty, which usually includes dyslexia, as their primary need as being 156,797, and those for whom it is a secondary need as 27,237 pupils.

Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
5th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have (a) provision for and (b) operational in-cell devices provided by (i) Coracle and (ii) other providers, broken down by prison.

The total number of prison sites which have provision for, and operational in-cell devices provided by Coracle is currently 21. There will also be approximately 300 more devices being deployed across an additional 20 sites in total by the end of January 2022. The table below breaks down the figures for the number of these in-cell devices by prison.

HMP Belmarsh

17

HMP Buckley Hall

20

HMP Cardiff

5

HMP Full Sutton

15

HMP Guys Marsh

8

HMP Highpoint (North and South)

18

HMP Hollesley Bay

11

HMP Hull

12

HMP Hydebank Wood College

16

HMP Isle of Wight

20

HMP Isis

15

HMP Kirklevington Grange

10

HMP Northumberland

8

HMP Parc

5

HMP Pentonville

11

HMP Prescoed

2

HMP Stocken

3

HMP Swaleside

12

HMP Swansea

5

HMP Warren Hill

10

HMP Whitemoor

15

Total

238

The total number of prison sites which have provision for, and operational in-cell devices by other providers (MoJ D&T managed in-cell technology devices) is currently 8 with an additional 7 sites planned for deployment by the end of 2022. The table below breaks down the figures for the number of these in-cell devices by prison, currently deployed, together with the sites that have the infrastructure deployed, with device and digital services deployment planned for this year:

Site

No. of MoJ managed In-cell Tech Devices

Notes

HMP Lindholme

900

Full deployment under In-Cell Tech Programme

HM YOI Feltham

260

Full deployment under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP/YOI New Hall

323

Full deployment under In-Cell Tech Programme

HM YOI Wetherby

2

Deployment in progress under in-cell tech programme

HM YOI Cookham Wood

106

Full deployment under In-Cell Tech Programme

HM YOI Werrington

68

Full deployment under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP Wayland

923

Full deployment in 2016

HMP Berwyn

1810

Full deployment in 2016

HMP The Mount

Deployments planned by end of 2022 under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP Ranby

Deployments planned by end of 2022 under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP Styal

Deployments planned by end of 2022 under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP Erlstoke

Deployments planned by end of 2022 under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP Stoke Heath

Deployments planned by end of 2022 under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP Garth

Deployments planned by end of 2022 under In-Cell Tech Programme

HMP Swaleside

Deployments planned by end of 2022 under In-Cell Tech Programme

Total devices deployed as of 6/1/2022

4392

Victoria Atkins
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)