Peter Bone Portrait

Peter Bone

Independent - Former Member for Wellingborough

First elected: 5th May 2005

Left House: 19th December 2023 (Recall Petition)


Peter Bone is not a member of any APPGs
9 Former APPG memberships
Alevis, American Football, American Football., Baseball, Baseball and Softball, Baseballand Softball, Civic Societies, Esports, Netball
Panel of Chairs
20th Oct 2022 - 19th Dec 2023
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
8th Jul 2022 - 27th Sep 2022
Panel of Chairs
15th Jan 2020 - 11th Jul 2022
Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill
15th Dec 2021 - 5th Jan 2022
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
2nd Mar 2020 - 16th Jan 2021
Committee on Exiting the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Procedure Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Panel of Chairs
22nd Jun 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Panel of Chairs
21st Jun 2010 - 3rd May 2017
Backbench Business Committee
20th Jul 2015 - 12th May 2016
Backbench Business Committee
29th Jun 2010 - 1st May 2012
Health and Social Care Committee
10th Dec 2007 - 6th May 2010
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
28th Jun 2005 - 6th May 2010
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
28th Jun 2005 - 6th May 2010
Trade & Industry
12th Jul 2005 - 8th Nov 2007


Division Voting information

Peter Bone has voted in 3225 divisions, and 163 times against the majority of their Party.

25 Mar 2021 - Coronavirus - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 35 Conservative No votes vs 305 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 484 Noes - 76
22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 29 Conservative Aye votes vs 318 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 300 Noes - 318
22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative No votes vs 318 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 319 Noes - 297
22 Mar 2021 - Fire Safety Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 320 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 322 Noes - 253
10 Feb 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative No votes vs 327 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 526 Noes - 24
9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative No votes vs 318 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 303
30 Dec 2020 - Sittings of the House - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 328 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 335 Noes - 212
4 Nov 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 308 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 516 Noes - 38
13 Oct 2020 - Public Health: Coronavirus Regulations - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 42 Conservative No votes vs 298 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 299 Noes - 82
6 Oct 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 285 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 287 Noes - 17
30 Sep 2020 - Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 330 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 330 Noes - 24
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone 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
1 Jul 2020 - Finance Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative Aye votes vs 317 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 232 Noes - 321
2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Peter Bone 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
2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 257 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 261 Noes - 163
18 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 57 Conservative No votes vs 65 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 328 Noes - 65
15 Jul 2019 - High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 210 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 263 Noes - 17
9 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 65 Conservative No votes vs 105 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 383 Noes - 73
9 Apr 2019 - Section 1 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 131 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 420 Noes - 110
8 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 71 Conservative No votes vs 118 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 396 Noes - 83
8 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 74 Conservative Aye votes vs 112 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 85 Noes - 392
8 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 71 Conservative No votes vs 114 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 390 Noes - 81
3 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 91 Conservative No votes vs 212 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 220 Noes - 400
3 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 110 Conservative Aye votes vs 190 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 123 Noes - 488
3 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 95 Conservative Aye votes vs 203 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 105 Noes - 509
29 Mar 2019 - United Kingdom’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 34 Conservative No votes vs 277 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 286 Noes - 344
12 Mar 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 75 Conservative No votes vs 235 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 242 Noes - 391
14 Feb 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the EU - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 243 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 258 Noes - 303
15 Jan 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 118 Conservative No votes vs 196 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 202 Noes - 432
4 Dec 2018 - Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 302 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 307 Noes - 311
4 Dec 2018 - Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 290 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 311 Noes - 293
24 Oct 2018 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative No votes vs 195 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 344 Noes - 26
23 May 2018 - 3. Local Government - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 284 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 293 Noes - 19
23 May 2018 - 4. Local Government - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 285 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 294 Noes - 19
9 May 2018 - Data Protection Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 293 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 295 Noes - 304
1 Dec 2017 - Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 44 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 229 Noes - 44
24 Feb 2017 - Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 44 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 137 Noes - 3
24 Feb 2017 - Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 44 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 135 Noes - 3
18 Nov 2016 - Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 35 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 257 Noes - 35
18 Nov 2016 - Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 36 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 37
23 Mar 2016 - High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 19 Conservative Aye votes vs 242 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 43 Noes - 245
23 Mar 2016 - High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Conservative No votes vs 238 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 399 Noes - 42
23 Mar 2016 - Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 239 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 241 Noes - 180
9 Feb 2016 - EU Referendum: Timing - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 284 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 70 Noes - 286
11 Sep 2015 - Prayers - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 114 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 1 Noes - 239
7 Sep 2015 - European Union Referendum Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 37 Conservative No votes vs 276 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 285 Noes - 312
26 Mar 2015 - Elections for Positions in the House - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 23 Conservative No votes vs 198 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 202 Noes - 228
11 Mar 2015 - Ark Pension Schemes - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 122 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 367 Noes - 113
9 Mar 2015 - Consumer Rights Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative No votes vs 227 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 353 Noes - 5
23 Feb 2015 - Serious Crime Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 253 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 233 Noes - 296
23 Feb 2015 - Serious Crime Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 243 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 227 Noes - 282
24 Nov 2014 - Recall of MPs Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 71 Conservative Aye votes vs 85 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 119 Noes - 193
24 Nov 2014 - Recall of MPs Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 63 Conservative No votes vs 79 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 236 Noes - 65
10 Nov 2014 - Business of the House (Today) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative No votes vs 209 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 251 Noes - 242
10 Nov 2014 - Criminal Law - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative Aye votes vs 229 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 229 Noes - 272
15 Jul 2014 - Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (Business of the House) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative No votes vs 210 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 436 Noes - 49
15 Jul 2014 - Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative No votes vs 246 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 498 Noes - 31
15 Jul 2014 - Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 224 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 56 Noes - 454
15 Jul 2014 - Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 214 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 449 Noes - 33
13 May 2014 - Consumer Rights Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 237 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 17 Noes - 281
28 Apr 2014 - High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative Aye votes vs 221 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 50 Noes - 451
28 Apr 2014 - High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 25 Conservative No votes vs 220 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 452 Noes - 41
5 Mar 2014 - Judgments - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 83 Conservative No votes vs 123 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 360 Noes - 104
5 Mar 2014 - Registration of Births, deaths and marriages etc - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 81 Conservative No votes vs 124 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 363 Noes - 100
5 Mar 2014 - Registration of births, deaths and marriages etc - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 83 Conservative No votes vs 123 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 366 Noes - 103
5 Mar 2014 - Marriage - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 81 Conservative No votes vs 126 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 367 Noes - 100
5 Mar 2014 - Marriage - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 84 Conservative No votes vs 123 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 365 Noes - 103
5 Mar 2014 - Marriage - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 79 Conservative No votes vs 126 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 368 Noes - 98
30 Oct 2013 - enterprise - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 218 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 290 Noes - 22
11 Sep 2013 - London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 95 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 8 Noes - 141
11 Sep 2013 - London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 64 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 8 Noes - 91
11 Sep 2013 - London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 23 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 4 Noes - 36
12 Jul 2013 - Prayers - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 22 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 3 Noes - 45
4 Jun 2013 - Energy Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 218 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 396 Noes - 8
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 48 Conservative No votes vs 139 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 391 Noes - 57
6 Mar 2013 - Sittings of the House (22 March) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 193 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 222 Noes - 53
6 Mar 2013 - Sittings of the House (22 March) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 193 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 53 Noes - 222
6 Feb 2013 - Canterbury City Council Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 146 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 258 Noes - 7
31 Jan 2013 - Canterbury City Council Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 79 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 153 Noes - 2
31 Jan 2013 - Canterbury City Council Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 72 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 146 Noes - 2
6 Nov 2012 - Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Conservative Aye votes vs 221 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 33 Noes - 273
30 Oct 2012 - delegated legislation - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 228 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 275 Noes - 180
17 Oct 2012 - Oral Health Services - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 227 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 479 Noes - 33
30 Apr 2012 - Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 243 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 281 Noes - 112
30 Apr 2012 - Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 237 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 131
30 Apr 2012 - Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 236 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 272 Noes - 125
24 Apr 2012 - Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 237 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 281 Noes - 228
12 Mar 2012 - Backbench Business Committee - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 32 Conservative Aye votes vs 134 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 101 Noes - 166
22 Feb 2012 - Annual Statements of Healthcare Costs - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 78 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 81 Noes - 176
21 Feb 2012 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 242 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 292 Noes - 197
20 Jan 2012 - Daylight Saving Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 66 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 119 Noes - 10
20 Jan 2012 - Daylight Saving Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 65 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 122 Noes - 10
20 Jan 2012 - Daylight Saving Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 66 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 124 Noes - 10
20 Jan 2012 - Daylight Saving Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 63 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 11 Noes - 119
23 Nov 2011 - Schengen Governance - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 8 Conservative No votes vs 231 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 461 Noes - 23
21 Oct 2011 - Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 20 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 0 Noes - 0
19 Oct 2011 - Deferred Division - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 237 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 306 Noes - 95
10 Oct 2011 - Protection of Freedoms Bill (Programme) (No. 3) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 228 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 275 Noes - 233
8 Sep 2011 - Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 209 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 190
13 Jul 2011 - Youth Employment - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 24 Conservative Aye votes vs 32 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 241 Noes - 35
13 Jul 2011 - Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 246 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 243
13 Jul 2011 - Offshore Gambling and the Horseracing Levy - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative No votes vs 256 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 316 Noes - 230
11 Jul 2011 - European Union Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 229 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 485 Noes - 22
11 Jul 2011 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 32 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 246
13 May 2011 - Regulatory Authorities (Level of Charges) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 24 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 6 Noes - 38
27 Apr 2011 - Press Self-regulation - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 238 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 287 Noes - 20
23 Mar 2011 - Section 6 of the european union (amendment) act 2008 - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative No votes vs 247 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 310 Noes - 29
10 Mar 2011 - Inter-Parliamentary Scrutiny (EU Foreign, Defence and Security Policy) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative No votes vs 88 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 118 Noes - 4
15 Feb 2011 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 20 Conservative No votes vs 253 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 317 Noes - 247
9 Feb 2011 - Domestic Heating Oil - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 19 Conservative No votes vs 234 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 45
9 Feb 2011 - Domestic Heating Oil - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 241 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 295 Noes - 223
1 Feb 2011 - European Union Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 18 Conservative Aye votes vs 249 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 26 Noes - 295
26 Jan 2011 - European Union Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative Aye votes vs 254 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 26 Noes - 313
25 Jan 2011 - European Union Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative Aye votes vs 260 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 31 Noes - 324
18 Jan 2011 - Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 260 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 233 Noes - 321
11 Jan 2011 - European Union Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 25 Conservative Aye votes vs 255 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 39 Noes - 314
15 Dec 2010 - Loans to Ireland Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 25 Conservative Aye votes vs 246 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 243 Noes - 301
13 Dec 2010 - Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 271 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 230
12 Nov 2010 - Sustainable Livestock Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 8 Conservative Aye votes vs 26 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 62 Noes - 29
2 Nov 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative No votes vs 268 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 321 Noes - 264
25 Oct 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 245 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 241 Noes - 293
22 Oct 2010 - Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 23 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 87 Noes - 27
20 Oct 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 273 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 212 Noes - 325
18 Oct 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative Aye votes vs 264 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 25 Noes - 539
12 Oct 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill (Programme) (No. 2) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 267 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 256
12 Oct 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 268 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 28 Noes - 323
12 Oct 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 270 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 264 Noes - 326
13 Sep 2010 - Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative No votes vs 255 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 304 Noes - 27
7 Sep 2010 - Superannuation Bill (Programme) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 277 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 307 Noes - 244
6 Sep 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 274 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 328 Noes - 269
6 Sep 2010 - Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 272 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 324 Noes - 272
21 Jul 2010 - Use of the chamber (united kingdom youth parliament) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 242 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 499 Noes - 21
20 Jul 2010 - Information for Backbenchers on Statements - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 9 Conservative No votes vs 94 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 0 Noes - 0
14 Jul 2010 - European External Action Service - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 255 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 321 Noes - 12
4 Mar 2010 - Chair (Terminology) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 28 Conservative No votes vs 74 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 106 Noes - 221
6 Jan 2010 - Sittings of the House - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 27 Conservative Aye votes vs 27 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 78 Noes - 254
30 Apr 2009 - Members’ Allowances - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 55 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 96 Noes - 285
30 Apr 2009 - Members’ Allowances - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 25 Conservative No votes vs 55 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 280 Noes - 100
1 Apr 2009 - Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 130 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 452 Noes - 16
27 Feb 2009 - Prayers - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 55 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 1 Noes - 100
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 40 Conservative Aye votes vs 70 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 71 Noes - 393
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 50 Conservative Aye votes vs 67 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 84 Noes - 387
9 Jan 2008 - Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 15 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 64 Noes - 316
14 Nov 2007 - The Economy and Pensions - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 145 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 68 Noes - 464
25 Oct 2007 - Modernisation of the House of Commons - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 21 Conservative Aye votes vs 22 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 36 Noes - 74
7 Mar 2007 - House of Lords Reform - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 80 Conservative Aye votes vs 96 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 196 Noes - 375
6 Nov 2006 - Road Safety Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 2 Conservative Aye votes vs 117 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 299 Noes - 179
5 Jul 2006 - Ambulances (County Durham) - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 17 Conservative No votes vs 122 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 409 Noes - 53
27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
Peter Bone 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
17 Nov 2021 - Strengthening Standards in Public Life - View Vote Context
Peter Bone 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
7 Dec 2021 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 305 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 245 Noes - 309
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 38 Conservative No votes vs 271 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 441 Noes - 41
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 126
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 60 Conservative No votes vs 258 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 385 Noes - 100
7 Mar 2022 - Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 296 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 234 Noes - 300
22 Jun 2022 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 61 Conservative No votes vs 106 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 70
18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone 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
5 Dec 2022 - Online Safety Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 308 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 242 Noes - 308
12 Dec 2022 - Standards: Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 234 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 135 Noes - 239
22 Mar 2023 - Northern Ireland - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative No votes vs 281 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 515 Noes - 29
22 Mar 2023 - CRIMINAL LAW - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 282 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 290 Noes - 14
7 Mar 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone 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
17 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Peter Bone voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 279 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 227
View All Peter Bone Division Votes

All Debates

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
John Bercow (Speaker)
(274 debate interactions)
Theresa May (Conservative)
(145 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
(119 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Leader of the House
(583 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(317 debate contributions)
Home Office
(229 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(214 debate contributions)
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Wellingborough 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

Government should support vulnerable children & #endchildfoodpoverty by implementing 3 recommendations from the National Food Strategy to expand access to Free School Meals, provide meals & activities during holidays to stop holiday hunger & increase the value of and expand the Healthy Start scheme

The Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.

Do not prosecute the military for its work in Northern Ireland. Our military should be excused all criminal investigations after a period of time.

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

Genuine leaders' debates took place in 2010, but in the next two elections didn't happen. Amend election law to make party leaders take part in a televised debate.


Latest EDMs signed by Peter Bone

23rd November 2022
Peter Bone signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th December 2022

Intimidation at community, parish and town councils

Tabled by: Julian Lewis (Conservative - New Forest East)
That this House expresses its support and appreciation for local community, parish and town councils which are the first tier of local government in England and Wales and play a vital role in our communities; notes with concern that whilst the vast majority of local councils are well run, there …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Mar 2023)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 8
Labour: 7
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th December 2019
Peter Bone 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: 43
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Labour: 1
Reform UK: 1
View All Peter Bone's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Peter Bone, 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.


4 Urgent Questions tabled by Peter Bone

Friday 25th February 2022
Thursday 3rd November 2011

2 Adjournment Debates led by Peter Bone

Wednesday 18th June 2014
Monday 18th November 2013

117 Bills introduced by Peter Bone


A Bill to amend retained EU law relating to compulsory insurance for the use of motor vehicles; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to establish, and make provision about, the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th December 2018 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 11th March 2022

A Bill to make provision about the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to amend the House of Commons Administration Act 1978 to provide that the Prime Minister may only nominate as Leader of the House of Commons a Member of that House who is from the governing party and is elected by a system in which all Members of the House of Commons may participate; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision about penalties for human trafficking offences.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 14th January 2022
(Read Debate)

A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to abolish the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as candidate; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 28th January 2022

A Bill to abolish the BBC licence fee and make the BBC a subscription service; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to require asylum seekers who have arrived in the United Kingdom from a safe country to be immediately returned to that country; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

A Bill to make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 19th March 2021

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 prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 3rd November 2017
(Read Debate)

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 11th March 2016

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 26th February 2016

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 29th January 2016

A Bill to make provision for the cessation of subsidies for the development of wind farms.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015

A Bill to make provision to exclude from the United Kingdom foreign nationals found guilty of a criminal offence committed in the United Kingdom.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015

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 make provision for appointment of a Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister is temporarily or permanently incapacitated.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 29th November 2013

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 disqualify for membership of the House of Commons any person who holds the office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, Deputy Chief Whip, Government Whip, Assistant Government Whip, Chief Opposition Whip or Assistant Opposition Whip; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 9th September 2011

A Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision about penalties for human trafficking offences.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to abolish the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision about meeting the needs of people providing care and of people receiving care; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to make provision for an application to the Council of Europe to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights and the introduction of a British Bill of Rights.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to abolish the BBC licence fee and make the BBC a subscription service; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 20th June 2022

A Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 21st June 2021

A Bill to make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 21st June 2021

A Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to amend the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to make provision about the number and size of parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to require children under 16 to wear a safety helmet when riding a bicycle on a public highway; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to make provision about the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to impose duties relating to the completion of the Isham Bypass; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to require local authorities to operate a committee system of internal governance; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as a candidate; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to create an independent body to monitor broadcasting impartiality at the British Broadcasting Corporation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 10th February 2020

A Bill to make provision for an annual national public holiday on the Friday nearest to 23 June; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 4th March 2020
(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 require drones to be marked and registered and to broadcast certain information electronically; to place restrictions on drone flight near aerodromes; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 28th January 2019

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 prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 impose a limit on the level of international development assistance at an amount equal to the European Union average of equivalent expenditure; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 make provision for the abolition of the Department for International Development and the Government Equalities Office; to make provision for the abolition of the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, Scotland Office and Northern Ireland Office; to establish a Department for the Nations of the United Kingdom in their place; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 make provision about the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 12th September 2017
(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 make provision for a national public holiday on 23 June or the subsequent weekday when 23 June falls at a weekend; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to create an independent body to monitor broadcasting impartiality at the British Broadcasting Corporation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to require the merging of the Nene Valley and Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to impose duties relating to the completion of the Isham Bypass by 31 December 2020; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 establish a review of pension arrangements for women affected by changes made by the Pensions Act 1995 and the Pensions Act 2011; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 create a pilot licensing system in line with International Civil Aviation Organization standards; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to make provision about public awareness measures in respect of the symptoms of and screening for ovarian cancer; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 regulate the purchase and use of drones weighing 5 kilograms or more; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 require children under 16 to wear a safety helmet when riding a bicycle on a public highway; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 prohibit members of the House of Commons who do not take the oath from receiving parliamentary allowances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as a candidate; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to require the Government to obtain, on withdrawal from the European Union, a payment from the European Union not less than 50 per cent of the United Kingdom’s net contributions to that institution; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 require the Government to publish details of meetings between the Government Whips Office in the House of Commons and the corresponding offices of other political parties in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 provide for 100 per cent retention of locally collected business rates; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 House of Commons Administration Act 1978 to provide that the Prime Minister may only nominate as Leader of the House of Commons a Member of that House chosen following an election held amongst all Members of the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

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 make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to notify the European Council by 31 March 2017 of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th November 2016

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and for its functions to be absorbed into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015

A Bill to require for the NHS to provide information about ovarian cancer symptoms when informing women about the results of cervical smear tests; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 29th June 2015

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS hospitals for patients and visitors.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to repeal Articles 21 and 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, EC Directive 2004/38/EC and EC Regulation 492/2011.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and its responsibilities to be allocated to other Departments of State.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the privatisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation by providing shares in the Corporation to all licence fee payers.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for an application to the Council of Europe to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights and the introduction of a British Bill of Rights.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and for its functions to be absorbed into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 10th July 2013

A Bill to make provision for the privatisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation by providing shares in the Corporation to all licence fee payers.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for a presumption that religious institutions meet the public benefit test for charitable status.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and for its functions to be absorbed into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

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 make provision for foreign aid and development not to be linked to a specific percentage of Gross National Income, but to be set yearly, by Parliament, in relation to need.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and its responsibilities to be allocated to other Departments of State.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for an application to the Council of Europe to withdraw from the European Convention of Human Rights and to deport alleged terrorists subject to approval by the British courts.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

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 make provision for restrictions on the residence in the UK of Bulgarian and Romanian nationals to continue.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for a referendum on whether same sex marriage should be allowed.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

A Bill to make provision for the cessation of subsidies for the development of wind farms.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 24th June 2013

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 Charities Act 2011 to treat all religious institutions as charities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 19th December 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 make provision for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Convention on Human Rights

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 make provision for the United Kingdom to set Value Added Tax rates without regard to the rules set by the European Union

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 make provision for the temporary withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Convention on Human Rights.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 21st February 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 make provision for the United Kingdom to establish immigration controls for European Union nationals independent of the European Union

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 require each elector applying to register to vote to certify their entitlement to vote; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 require the holding of a referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 make provision for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Common Fisheries Policy

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th March 2011

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 make provision for the abolition of the television licence fee; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 require border control officers to stop and interview potential victims of trafficking notwithstanding entitlements under European Union law to free movement of persons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 provide for tax relief on medical insurance premiums.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 provide immunity from prosecution or civil action for persons who have removed or attempted to remove snow from public places; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 make provision for all receipts printed in the United Kingdom to contain a figure for the total amount of tax paid on the goods and services purchased.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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 provide that leave for members of the armed forces serving overseas should be calculated from the time an individual arrives back in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 5th July 2010

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Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill 2019-21
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Desecration of War Memorials Bill 2019-21
Sponsor - Jonathan Gullis (Con)

Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Bill 2019-21
Sponsor - Jim Shannon (DUP)

Free Trade (Education and Reporting) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Green Belt (Protection) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Coastal Path (Definition) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Value Added Tax Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Student Loans (Debt Interest) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Principal Local Authorities (Grounds for Abolition) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

National Health Service (Co-Funding and Co-Payment) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Border Control Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Voter Registration Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

BBC Licence Fee (Civil Penalty) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Judicial Appointments and Retirements (Age Limits) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Benefits and Public Services (Restriction) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

International Development Assistance (Definition) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)

Local Authorities (Removal of Council Tax Restrictions) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Christopher Chope (Con)


Latest 50 Written Questions

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21 Other Department Questions
11th Dec 2017
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 902535, on Equal Pay, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of requiring all larger employers to publish their gender pay gap on reducing that pay gap.

The government is determined to close the gender pay gap, which is currently at 18.4%. A full assessment was published that set out the expected impact of new regulations which introduced mandatory gender pay gap reporting:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2016/245/pdfs/ukia_20160245_en.pdf.

The department recently published research on the action larger employers are taking to close the gender pay gaps within their organisations:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gender-pay-gap-employers-action-and-understanding.

7th Dec 2017
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the evidential basis is for the Government using positive action to reduce the gender wage gap.

The government is determined to close the gender pay gap, which is currently at 18.4%. Research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office indicates that the biggest driver of the gender pay gap is women’s reduced labour market participation.

The research can be accessed here: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/files/33083313/FULL_TEXT.PDF.

7th Dec 2017
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment the Government has made of the principal reasons for the current size of the gender wage gap.

The government is determined to close the gender pay gap, which is currently at 18.4%. Research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office indicates that the biggest driver of the gender pay gap is women’s reduced labour market participation.

The research can be accessed here: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/files/33083313/FULL_TEXT.PDF.

6th Dec 2017
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of maternity leave on the gender wage gap?

The government is determined to closing the gender pay gap, which is currently at 18.4%.

The calculation of the national gender pay gap, based on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, does not include employees whose earnings are affected by absence from work, such as through maternity leave. Such employees should therefore not artificially inflate the gender pay gap.

However, evidence suggests that more broadly, women’s reduced labour market participation is the biggest known driver of the gender pay gap, which is in part, a result of women taking on the bulk of caring responsibilities.

The UK has one of the most generous Maternity Leave offers in the world, and we have also introduced Shared Parental Leave in order to provide parents with more choice and flexibility in how they divide care between them in the first year of their child’s life.

6th Dec 2017
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of proposing gender quotas for businesses.

We believe that each country has a unique business environment. We are aware that quotas have driven progress in representation of women in a number of countries such as Norway, France and Italy. However, in the UK we have made excellent progress using a voluntary, business-led approach; for example we have seen the number of women on FTSE 350 boards more than double since 2010. We also have only nine all male boards remaining in the FTSE 350, and none in the FTSE 100. This is why we support the work of the Hampton-Alexander review, which sets voluntary targets for FTSE 350 companies to have 33% women on their boards and in their senior leadership positions by 2020. Currently, we believe this is the most effective approach and want to work collaboratively with businesses to ensure that progress on this agenda continues. We will continue to keep this approach under review.

4th Jul 2017
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the House of Commons Commission on taking steps to ensure that the Parliamentary estate is fully accessible to people of differing physical ability.

I have not had any such discussions. However, officials from the Government Equalities Office would be happy to discuss the reasonable adjustment requirements of the Equality Act 2010 with the Commission, if this would be helpful.

25th Oct 2016
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) gender equality, (b) the rights of disabled people and (b) the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The UK has some of the strongest equality legislation and policies in the world. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU.

Domestic equality policy has always been set by Governments in this country and this will remain so. Many of the policies that we have in place go beyond what is required by the EU. The Government Equalities Office will continue to follow an ambitious programme of work to ensure that everyone has a fair chance and that no one is discriminated against because of their background.

9th Dec 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the UK's current trade deficit with the EU.

This data is publicly available and can be found on the ONS website in the ‘Balance of Payments, Quarter 2 (April to June) 2015’.

17th Nov 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what cost savings her Department is planning to make in the current financial year.

Spending Round 2013 set the Department’s budget for 2015-16, including efficiency savings. Details can be found via the link below.


https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209036/spending-round-2013-complete.pdf


Subsequently, on 4th June 2015, the Government announced further efficiency savings to be delivered in 2015-16. DECC’s contribution to that exercise was to find an addition £70M of efficiency savings.



Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
4th Nov 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on developing energy policy.

My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State has had a number of recent discussions with my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on energy policy.

2nd Nov 2015
To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what plans are in place for monitoring the EU referendum.

In addition to its roles overseeing delivery of the referendum, supporting the work of Electoral Registration Officers in registering voters and helping the police and electoral administrators tackle allegations of electoral fraud, one of the Electoral Commission’s key objectives is to ensure the integrity and transparency for voters of campaign funding and spending at the EU referendum. Its role will be to register campaigners and regulate their funding and spending.

To ensure all campaigners know what the rules are, the Commission will actively engage with potential campaigners, publish guidance and provide an advice line. It will receive, analyse and publish information about the campaign funding and spending; ensuring this information is provided by campaigners on time and in line with the legal requirements. The Commission will also deal with potential breaches of the rules, including by the use of its enforcement and sanctioning powers where appropriate.

As part of its approach, the Commission will monitor campaigning. Using various sources, including the media and information brought to the Commission by campaigners and others, it will identify emerging issues and opportunities to offer advice and guidance to those it regulates or, if necessary, take enforcement action where the rules are not followed. The Commission will also refer to the information obtained through campaign monitoring when looking at financial information submitted by campaigners.

15th Sep 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many people are employed by her Department; and what the staffing costs of her Department are.

As of 31 August 2015, DECC employed 1,650 staff (headcount) of which 1,511 were permanent Civil Servants, Fixed Term Appointments, Short Term Appointments and Loans in from other Government Departments. The remaining 139 individuals include secondments, agency temps, contractors and consultants. The cost to the Department in 2014-15 was £103m.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Sep 2015
To ask the Prime Minister, who the acting Prime Minister would be if he were incapacitated.

As has been the practice under successive administrations, appropriate arrangements would be put in place.

24th Jun 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the potential effect on British companies of the UK leaving the EU.

My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, meets the Foreign Secretary regularly on a whole range of issues. The Government has a clear mandate to improve Britain’s relationship with the rest of the European Union, and to reform the EU so that it creates jobs and increases living standards for all its citizens. The CBI and BCC have come out to say they support the reform agenda the PM is seeking to deliver. The Prime Minister is focused on success: he believes he can and will succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU and campaigning to keep the UK in the EU on that basis.

5th Feb 2015
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent steps he has taken to support the Prime Minister in the full range of Government policy initiatives.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to him on 10 February during Deputy Prime Minister Oral Questions.

21st Jan 2015
To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what guidance his Department provides to Returning Officers on the eligibility of 18 year olds to stand for election to a local council in a ward in which they go to school but do not live.

The Electoral Commission has published guidance for Returning Officers and people considering standing for election to local authorities in Great Britain which sets out the four possible qualifications to stand and be elected. These qualifications relate to candidate activity in the local authority area, rather than the specific ward in which they are standing. Candidates must meet at least one of the qualifications to be validly nominated.

One qualification is that the candidate’s principal or only place of work in the previous 12 months was in the local authority area. This enables those who work in the local authority area but do not necessarily live there, to qualify.

The Commission has advised that simply attending a school, college or university in the local authority area for the sole purpose of studying would not be sufficient grounds to qualify to stand for election under the principal or only place of work qualification, although an individual may meet one of the other qualification criteria. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that they are eligible and not that of the Returning Officer. In giving their consent to nomination, the candidate is confirming that they meet the qualifications to stand for election as stated in their nomination paper and are not disqualified.

18th Nov 2014
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will investigate whether EU citizens are being wrongly recorded on the electoral roll as being able to vote in all elections in (a) Wellingborough, (b) Kettering and (c) Corby.

We are not aware of any problem of EU nationals incorrectly being registered to vote in UK Parliamentary elections in Corby, Kettering or Wellingborough.

The published electoral register is available for inspection by any person who wishes to do so. Where someone believes that an entry on the register is incorrect or that the franchise for that entry has been determined incorrectly they may make an objection to that entry to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO).

If the ERO has any concerns about an entry on the register, they may undertake a review of the application under the rules of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and The Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001.

18th Nov 2014
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many EU citizens are on the electoral roll and noted as not being able to vote in general elections in (a) Wellingborough, (b) Kettering, (c) Corby and (d) England.

The number of EU citizens registered to vote in local and EU parliamentary elections (as at 1 October 2014) for Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough are in the below table. The figure for England was at 17 February 2014. None of these electors are able to vote in a UK General Election.

Constituency/Locality

Number of EU electors registered to vote

Corby Borough Council

3,857

Kettering Borough Council

2,091

Wellingborough Borough Council

2,769

England

1,410,710

18th Nov 2014
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many EU citizens of voting age are living in (a) Wellingborough, (b) Kettering, (c) Corby and (d) England.

The Government does not hold information on the exact number of EU nationals of voting age living in Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough or England. This is because there are citizens who are eligible to vote but do not register to do so.

18th Nov 2014
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent estimate he has made of the number of EU citizens in (a) Wellingborough, (b) Kettering, (c) Corby and (d) England who are on the electoral roll but incorrectly designated as being able to vote in all elections.

EU citizens are only able to vote in local elections and European Parliamentary elections. Their entry on the electoral register has special marks - a “G” mark to indicate that they are registered to vote in local elections and a “K” mark once they have completed a declaration that states they wish to vote in EU parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom.

11th May 2018
To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on his Department's responsibilities.

Exit is an all-of-government operation. Members of staff across the Law Officers’ Departments provide advice and analysis on EU Exit issues as required. The Law Officers’ Departments are working with officials across government to inform the Government’s understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks.

25th Oct 2016
To ask the Attorney General, what role he expects his Department to play in the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

The Prime Minister will lead our negotiations for leaving the EU. This will be supported on a day-to-day basis by the Department for Exiting the European Union, which will work very closely with other government departments, including the Attorney General’s Office, and a wide range of other interested parties.

12th Oct 2015
To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to reduce the time court cases take to reach a conclusion.

I refer my Hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the oral question from the Hon. Member for Corby earlier today.

27th May 2021
If he will bring forward proposals to abolish the Electoral Commission.

The Government is committed to keeping our elections secure and fit for the modern age. We keep electoral law, and the role and powers of the Electoral Commission, under review to ensure the effective operation of, and public confidence in, an electoral system that is secure, fair, modern and transparent.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
4th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many investigations were carried out by public bodies into (a) leave and (b) remain campaign organisations involved in the 2016 EU referendum; and what the (i) direct costs and (ii) costs paid to external organisations were of each investigation.

This information is not held by the Cabinet Office.

Investigations were carried out by a range of public bodies in relation to organisations campaigning on both sides in the 2016 EU referendum. These include the Electoral Commission, National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police and Information Commissioner’s Office.

4th May 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the electoral commissioners are appointed; and what steps the Government takes to ensure those commissioners will be impartial and independent.

The Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission is required to oversee the procedure for selecting candidates for appointment to the Electoral Commission in accordance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (“PPERA”) 2000. Candidates that are put forward are subject to an Address in the House of Commons, and require approval by the Speaker of the House of Commons and Her Majesty the Queen. The Electoral Commission is independent of Government.

15th May 2018
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of exports to (a) the USA and (b) the EU since 2011.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

11th May 2018
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with whom he would plan to co-ordinate the delivery of Government objectives in the event that the Prime Minister was temporarily or permanently incapacitated.

Coordination of the delivery of government business occurs through the Cabinet Committee system as set out in the Cabinet Manual. In the event the Prime Minister is unable to attend Cabinet or any of its Committees the Committees may proceed in her absence chaired by the next most senior minister in the order of precedence. In the event of the permanent incapacity of the Prime Minister, the appointment of a new Prime Minister is a matter for Her Majesty The Queen acting under the Royal Prerogative.

7th Feb 2017
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to reform postal voting to protect against voter fraud.

The Government believes that electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level. The Government’s response to Sir Eric Pickles’ review, Securing the ballot, sets out a comprehensive programme of reform for strengthening our electoral system. Sir Eric’s review identified a number of areas where the system could be tightened, and the Government’s response sets out a number of measures for tackling postal voting fraud.

For example, the Government intends to seek legislative opportunities to extend the provisions on ballot secrecy, and the offences already in place for voting in person, to postal voting. We will also carefully consider the practical implications of introducing a ban on the handling of postal ballot papers by campaigners. These and other measures outlined in the Government’s response are an important part of ensuring that we can build a democracy that works for everyone.

12th Dec 2016
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent steps he has taken to tackle voter fraud; what plans his Department has to tackle such fraud in the future; and if he will make a statement.

The Government is committed to tackling fraud and making our electoral process more secure. We have introduced and developed Individual Electoral Registration over the past two years to tighten up the registration process and recently welcomed Sir Eric Pickles’ report on his review into electoral fraud to which we are giving careful attention as an important step in looking at improvements to the voting process. The Government will publish its report in due course.

25th Oct 2016
To ask the Prime Minister, if she will introduce legislative proposals to allow the Leader of the House to be elected by the House; and if she will make a statement.

I have no plans to do so.

15th Oct 2015
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on preventing charities from putting undue pressure on vulnerable donors.

It is essential we put a stop to the immoral behaviour we have seen from some charities over the summer and rebuild people’s faith in giving to charity.

There will be a new, tougher fundraising regulator which will own and develop the fundraising code of conduct, have the power to stop fundraising campaigns if they are in breach of the rules, name and shame those who do not comply and refer cases to the Charity Commission. It will also establish a Fundraising Preference Service to enable people to reset their consent to receive charity fundraising requests.

We are also seeking reserve powers to mandate charities to register with the new fundraising regulator should this prove necessary.

14th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps he is taking to improve the national grid network in rural areas.

Ofgem regulate investment by network companies in improving the electricity grid through the price control process. The Government welcomes Ofgem’s work to create a price control that will ready the grid for changes to electricity demand and supply needed for a secure, net zero system, including in rural areas. In the current electricity distribution network price control, they have set baseline funding at £22.2bn, including £3.1bn proposed for upgrades, which will improve the network in rural areas and support the expected uptake in electric vehicles, heat pumps and the connection of more local, low carbon generation.

Andrew Bowie
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
25th May 2021
What progress the Government has made in compensating people affected by failings associated with the Post Office Horizon IT system.

The Government is providing sufficient financial support for the Historical Shortfall Scheme to proceed, and scheme payments have begun. We will also continue to work with Post Office Limited to ensure Postmasters whose convictions were overturned are fairly compensated.

4th Nov 2016
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to extend post offices in the existing Post Office network.

There are over 11,600 post office branches in the UK, the largest retail network in the country.

Between 2010 and 2018, Government will have invested nearly £2 billion to modernise and sustain the Post Office. This has led to the most stable network for decades, but importantly our transformation of the network has delivered an extra 200,000 opening hours a week across the country and more than 4,100 branches are open on Sundays.

On 8 November the Government launched a public consultation on the network to understand what customers and small businesses expect from branches, and this will inform the government’s next state aid application for funding the Post Office.

11th May 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the potential sale of Wembley Stadium on participation rates in (a) association football and (b) American football.

My Department, along with Sport England and the Greater London Authority will be discussing the potential sale of Wembley stadium with the Football Association over the course of this month.

We will be seeking further detail on how such a deal would help the development of the grassroots game in this country and support more people to participate in sport.

14th Nov 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on establishing a National Football League franchise in the UK.

The Government is hugely supportive of the NFL in London, and welcome the investment and economic benefits. The Government’s sport strategy, Sporting Future, made a commitment to support new sports in the UK, including through greater links with the National Football League, with the aspiration that a new franchise might one day be based here.

This year marked ten years of London hosting the NFL International Series. Sell outs and the extra game this year show the appetite for NFL in the UK is growing. The NFL's executive vice president of international, Mark Waller, recently stated the NFL's ambition remains to bring a franchise to London by 2022.

14th Mar 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the level of fake news on terrestrial television.

Under the Communications Act 2003, as reflected in Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code, all television and radio broadcasters licensed by Ofcom must ensure that their news output is duly accurate and duly impartial. Ofcom robustly enforces these obligations.

In 2016 it recorded three breaches of Rule 5.1, which requires due accuracy and due impartiality of news output. One breach was in relation to a radio service and two involved television services. Ofcom regularly publishes details of its content standards decisions, including breaches, on its website.

12th Dec 2016
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on supporting Local Charities Day 2016.

Tomorrow is this country’s first ever Local Charities Day, when we can celebrate the small, local charities that make such a difference to our communities. I have written to all Parliamentarians asking them to support Local Charities Day and DCMS Ministers will be visiting local charities.

30th Nov 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of the use of performance advancing drugs in UK sport.

The Government supports the work of UK Anti-Doping which works tirelessly to ensure athletes and sport are clean. Through testing programmes, intelligence sharing with law-enforcement agencies on supplying and trafficking, and its excellent athlete education initiatives, UKAD is one of the world's most highly regarded national anti-doping organisations.

1st Jun 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to reform funding of the BBC.

My Right Hon. Friend the Secretary of State is aware of the range of opinions that have been expressed over the future of BBC funding and the licence fee in particular. All aspects of the BBC are up for debate as part of the Charter Review. The Secretary of State is currently considering options for how this will run and will make an announcement in due course.

1st May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) emails and (b) letters from hon. Members on constituents' concerns are answered (i) fully and (ii) promptly.

The Department takes the concerns raised by any individual or group seriously. As my hon. Friend will appreciate, the Department is currently receiving exceptionally high volumes of correspondence.

The Department is doing everything possible to ensure that it provides all colleagues and stakeholders with the most up to date and relevant information in response to their queries or concerns.

11th May 2018
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the transparency of the process in the event that one academy replaces another as the provider of education at a school.

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State said in his recent speech to the National Association of Head Teachers conference that he wants greater transparency about the workings of Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) and Head Teacher Boards (HTBs) that advise and challenge RSCs. The department will work with the sector over the coming months to develop proposals, for consultation in the Autumn, to support a clear and simple accountability system. This will build on the information already available regarding RSCs and their work, including academy transfers.

We currently publish records of HTB meetings. In July 2017, we produced updated Terms of Reference for HTBs as part of the summer HTB elections. We publish conflicts of interest registers for HTB members and RSCs, as well as information on the roles and responsibilities of the RSCs and criteria for all relevant types of RSC decisions. On GOV.UK, we publish annually grant funding data for academies that have moved trust, letters to academy trusts about poor performance and academies financial notices to improve

7th Sep 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the process is for replacing a failing academy with a new sponsor.

Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) are responsible, on behalf of the Secretary of State, for holding all academies, including multi-academy trusts, to account and will intervene where necessary to bring about rapid improvement.

The main triggers for RSCs taking action are concerns about educational performance, financial management and/or governance. In the first instance, RSCs will support the trust that runs the academy to secure improvements itself – for example, through diagnostic visits from education advisors or arranging school-to-school support. Where they have serious concerns, RSCs are able to take more formal action such as issuing warning notices, setting out the improvements that are required and by when. The particular actions they may take are contained in the funding agreement between the academy trust and the Secretary of State.

Ultimately, the Education and Adoption Act 2016 provides the Secretary of State with powers, regardless of what terms are in the funding agreement, to terminate the funding agreement of an academy that is failing or coasting and transfer it to a new sponsor.

Our priority is to ensure all children receive the best possible education and RSCs will identify the most appropriate sponsor and work with the existing trust to manage the transition and ensure minimal disruption for pupils.

More detailed information about powers available for taking action in academies and how decisions are taken by RSCs are set out in the Schools Causing Concern Guidance and the RSCs Decision Making Framework, both of which are available on GOV.UK at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-causing-concern--2

and

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/577885/RSC_decision_making_framework_December_2016.pdf.


15th Mar 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to improve academic achievement in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England and Wales.

The Government is committed to ensuring that all pupils, regardless of their background, receive a high quality education. We are, therefore, working with local authorities, teaching schools, and academy trusts to ensure that schools are receiving appropriate support. As part of that support, Regional Schools Commissioners have a remit to tackle poor performance in schools and where necessary, move them into strong multi academy trusts.

I have met hon. friends from Northamptonshire, Martin Post as Regional Schools Commissioner for North West London and South Central region, and the Director of Children’s Service for Northamptonshire to discuss education standards in Northamptonshire's schools.

In England, we have identified and are providing support for coasting schools that require it. We have recently consulted on proposals to enable more good school places to be created in the consultation document ‘Schools That Work for Everyone’. In addition, we have announced a new £140 million Strategic School Improvement Fund for academies and maintained schools, which will ensure that we target school improvement resources and support from teaching schools and National Leaders of Education where it is most needed.

21st Oct 2015
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on children being absent from school to be on holiday.

Reducing absence from school is a top priority for this government as good attendance is clearly linked to attainment. Evidence shows that missing the equivalent of just one week a year from school can damage a pupil’s life chances and reduce a pupil’s chances of succeeding at school[1]. Parents should avoid taking their child out of school during term time if this is not absolutely necessary.

Head teachers continue to have the discretion to approve term-time absence, but only in exceptional circumstances.

[1] : “The link between absence and attainment at KS2 and KS4: 2012 to 2013 academic year” research report at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/absence-and-attainment-at-key-stages-2-and-4-2012-to-2013