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Sarah Dines

Conservative - Derbyshire Dales

First elected: 12th December 2019


Sarah Dines is not a member of any APPGs
5 Former APPG memberships
Environment, Hospitality and Tourism, Norfolk Island, Pacific Islands, Women's Health
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
27th Oct 2022 - 13th Nov 2023
Firearms Bill
8th Mar 2023 - 15th Mar 2023
Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill
8th Feb 2023 - 22nd Feb 2023
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
20th Sep 2022 - 27th Oct 2022
National Security Bill
23rd Sep 2022 - 18th Oct 2022
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
8th Jul 2022 - 20th Sep 2022
Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill
15th Jun 2022 - 11th Jul 2022
Assistant Whip
10th Feb 2022 - 8th Jul 2022
Justice Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 2nd Nov 2021
Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill
28th Jun 2021 - 6th Jul 2021


Oral Question
Monday 26th February 2024
14:30
Home Office
Oral Question No. 8
What steps he is taking to reduce levels of legal migration.
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Division Votes
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Reform)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 51 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 63 Noes - 81
Speeches
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Oral Answers to Questions
I know that my right hon. Friend will share the horror felt by this House—the oldest people’s assembly in the …
Written Answers
Thursday 4th March 2021
Families: Coronavirus
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th February 2022
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Farmland and, as of 27 June 2021, a co-located farmhouse in Essex: (i) and (ii). (Registered 10 January 2020; updated …
EDM signed
Friday 20th December 2019
Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Sarah Dines has voted in 870 divisions, and 8 times against the majority of their Party.

2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Sarah Dines 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
17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Sarah Dines 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
18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Sarah Dines voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
7 Mar 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Sarah Dines voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 107 Conservative Aye votes vs 109 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 116 Noes - 299
16 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Sarah Dines 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
Sarah Dines 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
Sarah Dines voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 315 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 276
17 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Sarah Dines 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
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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)
(21 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(15 debate interactions)
Jess Phillips (Labour)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(236 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(34 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(11 debate contributions)
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Derbyshire Dales 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

Revoke all licences (PEL) for commercial breeders of laboratory animals. Require all Project Licences (PPLs) applications be reviewed by an independent Non Animal Methods (NAMs) specialist committee. Revise s24 ASPA 1986 to allow review. Urge International Regulators to accept & promote NAMs.


Latest EDMs signed by Sarah Dines

19th December 2019
Sarah Dines signed this EDM on Friday 20th December 2019

Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit

Tabled by: Mark Francois (Conservative - Rayleigh and Wickford)
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big Ben currently only chimes for Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve; further notes that the United Kingdom will now leave the European Union at 11.00pm GMT on 31 January 2020; …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 44
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 3
Labour: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Sarah Dines, 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.


Sarah Dines has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Sarah Dines has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Sarah Dines has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Sarah Dines has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


3 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
4th Mar 2021
To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support family life during the covid-19 lockdown.

The clergy have continued to support families and vulnerable people throughout the pandemic, but particular attention has been given to the bereaved in this very difficult year. Recent research by the Church of England has shown six out of ten people have lost someone they know in the last year and that those aged 18 to 30 have been particularly badly affected. In addition to its support for bereaved families in communities across the country, the Church of England has continued its work preparing couples for marriage. The Church will be supporting National Marriage Week and there are lots of resources available to the parishes.

The Church is pleased to be working with the Government to implement changes to marriage registration, the new regulations will come into force from the 4th of May allowing any parent of a bride and groom to have their names entered into the official register of marriages. This reform among several others in the new regulations will specifically enable mothers to be recognised equally to fathers on the certificate. I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Dame Caroline Spelman, Tim Loughton MP and the Lord Bishop of St Albans who along with the campaigners worked so hard to change the law.

Andrew Selous
Second Church Estates Commissioner
19th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what fiscal steps he is taking to improve local transport infrastructure.

The Government is committed to improving the transport links that people rely on every day.

The Budget announced a new England-wide Potholes Fund that will provide £500 million a year, resulting in a 50% increase to local road maintenance budgets in 2020-21. Alongside this, the Budget also announced the development of 15 local road upgrades across the country.

It also confirmed over £1 billion worth of allocations to shovel-ready local transport upgrades across nine city regions through the Transforming Cities Fund, and the intention is to agree long-term transport settlements with eight elected Mayors starting in 2022-23 worth £4.2bn.

These commitments build on the Prime Minister’s announcement of £5 billion for buses and cycling.

Steve Barclay
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
19th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of police officers.

This Government recognises the challenges of policing in the modern age, which is why we are increasing the number of police officers across all forces.

The police funding settlement for 2020/21 sets out the biggest increase in funding for the policing system since 2010.

This Government is also delivering on the people’s priorities by recruiting 20,000 additional police officers over the next three years and we are giving police forces £700 million for the recruitment of 6,000 additional officers by the end of March 2021