Nigel Mills Portrait

Nigel Mills

Conservative - Amber Valley

Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
2nd Mar 2020 - 16th Jan 2021
Finance Committee (Commons)
2nd Mar 2020 - 9th Mar 2020
Public Accounts Committee
22nd Oct 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Backbench Business Committee
19th Mar 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Work and Pensions Committee
20th Feb 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Public Accounts Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 20th Feb 2018
Administration Committee
20th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Public Accounts Committee
7th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Work and Pensions Committee
29th Oct 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
28th Nov 2011 - 30th Mar 2015
Administration Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015


Department Event
Monday 11th July 2022
14:30
Department for Work and Pensions
Oral questions - Main Chamber
11 Jul 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Work and Pensions (including Topical Questions)
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12th July 2022
16:00
Backbench Business Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Proposals for backbench debates
12 Jul 2022, 4 p.m.
At 4.15pm: Oral evidence
Members of Parliament - Members of Parliament at House of Commons
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 13th July 2022
09:00
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 13th July 2022
14:30
Procedure Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Correcting the record
13 Jul 2022, 2:30 p.m.
At 2.45pm: Oral evidence
Will Moy - Chief Executive at Full Fact
Alice Lilly - Senior Researcher at Institute for Government
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Division Votes
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 269 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 191 Noes - 271
Speeches
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Written Answers
Thursday 9th June 2022
Food: Advertising
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the high fat, sugar and salt …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 2nd March 2020
1. Employment and earnings
18 February 2020, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 90 …
EDM signed
Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Exiting the European Union
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) …
Supported Legislation
Monday 10th February 2020
Voter Registration Bill 2019-21
A Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Nigel Mills has voted in 475 divisions, and 5 times against the majority of their Party.

2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Nigel Mills voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative Aye votes vs 240 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 185 Noes - 242
3 Nov 2021 - Committee on Standards - View Vote Context
Nigel Mills voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 247 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 250 Noes - 232
3 Nov 2021 - Committee on Standards - View Vote Context
Nigel Mills voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 242 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 248 Noes - 221
17 Nov 2021 - Strengthening Standards in Public Life - View Vote Context
Nigel Mills voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 277 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 231 Noes - 282
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Nigel Mills 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
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency)
(19 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(14 debate interactions)
Gavin Williamson (Conservative)
(9 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Work and Pensions
(38 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(24 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(16 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(12 debate contributions)
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Amber Valley 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).

Nigel Mills has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Nigel Mills

11th April 2019
Nigel Mills signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 73
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
16th July 2018
Nigel Mills signed this EDM on Tuesday 16th October 2018

ATTEMPTED BOMBING OF IRANIAN OPPOSITION IN PARIS

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House strongly condemns the attempted bombing at the gathering of the Iranian opposition in Paris, Free Iran - The Altemative; notes Belgian prosecutors have announced that two Belgian nationals of Iranian origin were charged with attempted terrorist murder and the preparation of a terrorist offence and both are …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Conservative: 19
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Crossbench: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Nigel Mills, 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.


Nigel Mills has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Nigel Mills has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Nigel Mills has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


12 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
19th Apr 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made on the standards in public life workstream under the Open Government Partnership; when he plans to initiate the co-creation process with civil society; and what his target date is for the final commitments.

The UK’s fifth National Action Plan was published in January 2022. Owing to the necessary implications of Covid-safe working practices, engagement between government and civil society has taken place exclusively via online platforms. This has enabled the involvement of a greater number of stakeholders from across the UK.

The Government will amend and develop the Plan with civil society over the course of 2022, with a multi-stakeholder forum due to meet in May to reflect on the commitment areas and discuss next steps. A timeline for amendments will then be published.

Heather Wheeler
Assistant Whip
19th Apr 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made towards drawing up a new code of practice for direct ministerial appointments, as recommended by Nigel Boardman.

I refer the Hon Member to HCWS500.

The Government has set out that a policy statement in response to the Upholding Standards in Public Life Report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the review into the development and use of Supply Chain Finance in government by Nigel Boardman will be published in due course.

Ministers and Permanent Secretaries are responsible for ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements in their departments in line with legislation, the relevant Codes of Conduct and requirements of Managing Public Money. They are supported by legal, HR and finance professionals in discharging these obligations. The Cabinet Office and HM Treasury provide a coordination role across such functions and can provide advice and guidance in specific cases.

Direct Ministerial appointments reflect the successive practice of administrations in engaging eminent individuals to provide independent views and advice to Government on specific areas. Such appointments should, by nature, be flexible to the circumstances of the situation and in line with wider public law duties. Appointments are made by Ministers. Appointees must abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life and the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, and should ensure that any relevant interests are declared to the Senior Civil Servant sponsoring their work to ensure that no actual or reasonably perceived conflicts arise.

Departments are responsible for their own transparency releases as they hold the information required to generate them and must take steps to ensure the accuracy of the information. The Cabinet Office provides central guidance to ensure consistency of information.

Michael Ellis
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
19th Apr 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to (a) collate all departmental transparency releases and (b) publish those releases in an accessible, centrally managed and searchable database with transparency returns published monthly, as recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

I refer the Hon Member to HCWS500.

The Government has set out that a policy statement in response to the Upholding Standards in Public Life Report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the review into the development and use of Supply Chain Finance in government by Nigel Boardman will be published in due course.

Ministers and Permanent Secretaries are responsible for ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements in their departments in line with legislation, the relevant Codes of Conduct and requirements of Managing Public Money. They are supported by legal, HR and finance professionals in discharging these obligations. The Cabinet Office and HM Treasury provide a coordination role across such functions and can provide advice and guidance in specific cases.

Direct Ministerial appointments reflect the successive practice of administrations in engaging eminent individuals to provide independent views and advice to Government on specific areas. Such appointments should, by nature, be flexible to the circumstances of the situation and in line with wider public law duties. Appointments are made by Ministers. Appointees must abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life and the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, and should ensure that any relevant interests are declared to the Senior Civil Servant sponsoring their work to ensure that no actual or reasonably perceived conflicts arise.

Departments are responsible for their own transparency releases as they hold the information required to generate them and must take steps to ensure the accuracy of the information. The Cabinet Office provides central guidance to ensure consistency of information.

Michael Ellis
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
19th Apr 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to set up a centrally coordinated, cross-government compliance function for ensuring compliance with governance processes and the wider regulatory framework as recommended by Nigel Boardman.

I refer the Hon Member to HCWS500.

The Government has set out that a policy statement in response to the Upholding Standards in Public Life Report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the review into the development and use of Supply Chain Finance in government by Nigel Boardman will be published in due course.

Ministers and Permanent Secretaries are responsible for ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements in their departments in line with legislation, the relevant Codes of Conduct and requirements of Managing Public Money. They are supported by legal, HR and finance professionals in discharging these obligations. The Cabinet Office and HM Treasury provide a coordination role across such functions and can provide advice and guidance in specific cases.

Direct Ministerial appointments reflect the successive practice of administrations in engaging eminent individuals to provide independent views and advice to Government on specific areas. Such appointments should, by nature, be flexible to the circumstances of the situation and in line with wider public law duties. Appointments are made by Ministers. Appointees must abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life and the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, and should ensure that any relevant interests are declared to the Senior Civil Servant sponsoring their work to ensure that no actual or reasonably perceived conflicts arise.

Departments are responsible for their own transparency releases as they hold the information required to generate them and must take steps to ensure the accuracy of the information. The Cabinet Office provides central guidance to ensure consistency of information.

Michael Ellis
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
19th Apr 2022
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his planned timeline is for the Government issuing its responses to the (a) Boardman report on the development and use of supply chain finance, published in August 2021 and (b) Committee on Standards in Public Life's report on standards, published in November 2021.

I refer the Hon Member to HCWS500.

The Government has set out that a policy statement in response to the Upholding Standards in Public Life Report from the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the review into the development and use of Supply Chain Finance in government by Nigel Boardman will be published in due course.

Ministers and Permanent Secretaries are responsible for ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements in their departments in line with legislation, the relevant Codes of Conduct and requirements of Managing Public Money. They are supported by legal, HR and finance professionals in discharging these obligations. The Cabinet Office and HM Treasury provide a coordination role across such functions and can provide advice and guidance in specific cases.

Direct Ministerial appointments reflect the successive practice of administrations in engaging eminent individuals to provide independent views and advice to Government on specific areas. Such appointments should, by nature, be flexible to the circumstances of the situation and in line with wider public law duties. Appointments are made by Ministers. Appointees must abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life and the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, and should ensure that any relevant interests are declared to the Senior Civil Servant sponsoring their work to ensure that no actual or reasonably perceived conflicts arise.

Departments are responsible for their own transparency releases as they hold the information required to generate them and must take steps to ensure the accuracy of the information. The Cabinet Office provides central guidance to ensure consistency of information.

Michael Ellis
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
25th Jan 2021
What steps her Department is taking to help protect pensions savers from disproportionate costs and charges.

On 13 January DWP published its review of the default fund charge cap. This included a commitment to end flat fees on pension pots of £100 and under.

At present, price comparison of the costs of automatic enrolled pensions is not possible – and this needs to change.

Protecting savers and giving them value for their money is my priority. I will be looking into standardisation of charges so savers can better assess the value for money of their investment.


Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
25th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the high fat, sugar and salt regulations, whether his Department plans to publish evidence that demonstrates why sweet nut bars are set to be included in the restrictions, and why sweet nuts in bags are not.

The Government decided the restrictions of foods high in fat, salt or sugar in stores and online should apply to a specified list of categories which are significant contributors to children's sugar, salt, and calorie intakes and are heavily promoted. Products within these categories are considered less healthy if they receive a score of four or more for food or a drink product scores one or above, using the 2011 technical guidance to the 2004/2005 Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM). The 2004/2005 NPM is being applied as it is based on scientific evidence and provides an overall assessment of the nutritional content of products considered by balancing the beneficial nutrients of a product including fruit, vegetables and nuts, fibre and protein content against components of food that children should eat less of, such as saturated fat, sugar, salt, and calories. The categories in the sugar and calorie reduction and reformulation programmes have been used as a basis as they were formulated following research and analysis undertaken by Public Health England (PHE). The categories identified everyday foods that contribute significantly to the sugar and calorie intakes of children up to the age of 18 years old. For the sugar reduction programme, PHE held stakeholder engagement between 2016 and 2017 to inform decisions on the categories included in the programme and ensure the application of a consistent approach to businesses and products. A similar approach was used for the calorie reduction programme. The impact assessments for the promotions and placement restrictions, published in December 2020, show the overall health benefit is significant and takes into account the proportionality and feasibility of restricting specific product categories. Definitions of product categories in scope of the advertising restrictions are to be included in a consultation which will be launched shortly.

Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
25th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential health impact for consumers and businesses of including fruit and nut-based bars under the restrictions for high fat, sugar and salt products.

The Government decided the restrictions of foods high in fat, salt or sugar in stores and online should apply to a specified list of categories which are significant contributors to children's sugar, salt, and calorie intakes and are heavily promoted. Products within these categories are considered less healthy if they receive a score of four or more for food or a drink product scores one or above, using the 2011 technical guidance to the 2004/2005 Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM). The 2004/2005 NPM is being applied as it is based on scientific evidence and provides an overall assessment of the nutritional content of products considered by balancing the beneficial nutrients of a product including fruit, vegetables and nuts, fibre and protein content against components of food that children should eat less of, such as saturated fat, sugar, salt, and calories. The categories in the sugar and calorie reduction and reformulation programmes have been used as a basis as they were formulated following research and analysis undertaken by Public Health England (PHE). The categories identified everyday foods that contribute significantly to the sugar and calorie intakes of children up to the age of 18 years old. For the sugar reduction programme, PHE held stakeholder engagement between 2016 and 2017 to inform decisions on the categories included in the programme and ensure the application of a consistent approach to businesses and products. A similar approach was used for the calorie reduction programme. The impact assessments for the promotions and placement restrictions, published in December 2020, show the overall health benefit is significant and takes into account the proportionality and feasibility of restricting specific product categories. Definitions of product categories in scope of the advertising restrictions are to be included in a consultation which will be launched shortly.

Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in (a) Derbyshire and (b) Amber Valley constituency are in phase 1 priority groups for covid-19 vaccination.

The information requested at county level is not currently available. In addition, constituency level vaccination and eligibility data is not available in the format requested as of 7 January 2021.

Data on the number of vaccinations delivered is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations/

Nadhim Zahawi
Chancellor of the Exchequer
8th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in (a) Derbyshire and (b) Amber Valley constituency are in the top four priority groups for covid-19 vaccination.

The information requested at county level is not currently available. In addition, constituency level vaccination and eligibility data is not available in the format requested as of 7 January 2021.

Data on the number of vaccinations delivered is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations/

Nadhim Zahawi
Chancellor of the Exchequer
8th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in (a) Derbyshire and (b) Amber Valley constituency have received a covid-19 vaccine as of 7 January 2021.

The information requested at county level is not currently available. In addition, constituency level vaccination and eligibility data is not available in the format requested as of 7 January 2021.

Data on the number of vaccinations delivered is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations/

Nadhim Zahawi
Chancellor of the Exchequer
8th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle illicit finance.

Money obtained through corruption or criminality, including that linked to Russia, is not welcome in the UK. This is why the Government is at the forefront of tackling illicit finance, combatting the threat from source to destination.

My department has introduced the toughest possible sanctions in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and sent a clear message that there is no place for stolen and illegitimate wealth from Russia in the UK.

Vicky Ford
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)