Mike Wood Portrait

Mike Wood

Conservative - Dudley South


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 18th May 2022
09:30
International Trade Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: UK trade negotiations: Agreement with New Zealand
18 May 2022, 9:30 a.m.
At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Professor Andrew Lang - Chair in International Law and Global Governance at The University of Edinburgh
Lucy Monks - Head of International Affairs at Federation of Small Businesses
Catherine Brims - International Policy Adviser at The Law Society
Chris Southworth - Secretary General at International Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
David Henig - UK Director at European Centre for International Political Economy
Tim Hiscock - British Exporters’ Association and Export Development & International Trade Advisor at Strong and Herd LLP
Jack Semple - Alliance Secretary at Engineering and Machinery Alliance
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 25th May 2022
09:30
Department Event
Thursday 16th June 2022
09:30
Department for International Trade
Oral questions - Main Chamber
16 Jun 2022, 9:30 a.m.
International Trade (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 27th April 2022
Elections Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 295 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 306 Noes - 215
Speeches
Tuesday 26th April 2022
Childhood Cancer Outcomes
Will the Minister give way?
Written Answers
Tuesday 26th April 2022
Electrical Goods: Safety
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent the …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 24th June 2015
MP Financial Interests
Monday 14th March 2022
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BPI
Address of donor: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA
Amount of donation or nature …
EDM signed
Tuesday 14th November 2017
ROLE OF IRAN'S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS
That this House joins the Government to express serious concerns over the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) role in human …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Mike Wood has voted in 534 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
Mike Wood voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 77 Conservative No votes vs 222 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 89
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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)
(21 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(18 debate interactions)
Paul Scully (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(43 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(37 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(21 debate contributions)
Home Office
(18 debate contributions)
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Dudley South 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 Dudley South signature proportion
Petitions with most Dudley South signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.


Latest EDMs signed by Mike Wood

31st October 2017
Mike Wood signed this EDM on Tuesday 14th November 2017

ROLE OF IRAN'S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House joins the Government to express serious concerns over the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) role in human rights violations in Iran and support for terrorism abroad, including destabilising activities in the region and reports of Iran's links and backing of military and proscribed groups; notes that the …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Conservative: 16
Scottish National Party: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Non-affiliated: 1
Crossbench: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Mike Wood, 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.


Mike Wood has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Mike Wood has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Mike Wood


This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 and was enacted into law.

Mike Wood 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
14th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent the sale of unsafe electrical appliances on online marketplaces.

Product safety legislation places obligations on manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure that consumer products, including electrical goods, are safe before they are placed on the UK market. This applies equally to products sold online and offline.

However, Government recognises that – alongside its benefits – e-commerce has brought significant challenges. This is one of the reasons that the Government is currently reviewing the product safety framework. A Call for Evidence to inform the review ran last year, and the Government Response is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/uk-product-safety-review-call-for-evidence.

A consultation, including proposals to tackle unsafe products sold online, will be published later this year.

Alongside this, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) leads a national programme of regulatory action to tackle the risks from unsafe and non-compliant goods sold on online marketplaces. In 2021, 12,500 products were removed from supply due to OPSS interventions.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
22nd Jul 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is Government policy to maintain the Universal Service Obligation for Royal Mail, including the obligation to deliver mail six days a week.

The Government remains committed to ensuring that the universal service obligation remains affordable and accessible to all users, and that it is financially sustainable in the longer-term. We have no plans to change the obligation to deliver mail six days a week.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
9th Feb 2021
What assessment his Department has made of the effect of state aid limits on the distribution of covid-19 support for businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors.

The Government is keeping under close review the impact of subsidy control rules on the ability of businesses to access Covid-19 support and will publish new guidance as and when the circumstances require it.

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
6th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) Saudi-based pirate broadcaster beoutQ and (b) piracy more widely, on the value of exports from the UK’s creative industries; and if she will make a statement.

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We remain vigilant for any further instances of illegal use of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries and will continue to raise these issues in territories where protection is not upheld.

6th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their Saudi Arabian counterparts on that country's role in the operation of the pirate broadcaster beoutQ and the effect of that pirate broadcasting on exports of UK sports international broadcast rights.

Officials in the Department for International Trade work closely with their counterparts in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Intellectual Property Office on matters relating to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights around the world.

Government ministers and our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have raised this matter with the Saudi Arabian government and will continue to make representations about any alleged broadcast infringement activities of UK IP.

We understand broadcasting piracy in Saudi Arabia, through the pirate operator beoutQ, has now stopped. This followed pressure by the UK, the US, European countries, and major sports rights holders.

We remain vigilant for any further instances of illegal use of UK-owned intellectual property rights across all industries and will continue to raise these issues in territories where protection is not upheld.

29th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of covid-19 outbreaks that have been traced to (a) Cashino venues and (b) amusement arcades.

This information is not held in the format requested.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)