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Rob Butler

Conservative - Aylesbury

Scheduled Event
Friday 29th October 2021
Private Members' Bills - Main Chamber
Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill: Second Reading
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Justice Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Women in Prison
2 Nov 2021, 2 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Victoria Atkins MP - Minister of State for Prisons at Ministry of Justice
Dr Jo Farrar - Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, and Chief Executive Officer, at HM Prison and Probation Service
Alan Scott - Director, Women's Estate at HM Prison and Probation Service
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Division Votes
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Judicial Review and Courts Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 313 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 321 Noes - 220
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Judicial Review and Courts Bill

It is a pleasure—although always slightly daunting to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Laura Farris)— to speak …

Written Answers
Thursday 3rd December 2020
Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes
What progress his Department has made in trialling e-scooters.
Early Day Motions
None available
Monday 21st June 2021
Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to make provision about substance testing in approved premises; and for connected purposes.
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MP Financial Interests
Monday 23rd August 2021
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Silverstone Circuits Ltd
Address of donor: Jimmy Brown Centre, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN
Amount of donation …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Rob Butler has voted in 319 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Rob Butler voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 45 Conservative Aye votes vs 235 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 243 Noes - 238
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(28 debate interactions)
Dominic Raab (Conservative)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
(20 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(18 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(46 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(26 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(22 debate contributions)
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Aylesbury Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with most Aylesbury signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

We ask Parliament to repeal the High Speed Rail Bills, 2016 and 2019, as MPs voted on misleading environmental, financial and timetable information provided by the Dept of Transport and HS2 Ltd. It fails to address the conditions of the Paris Accord and costs have risen from £56bn to over £100bn.

Latest EDMs signed by Rob Butler

Rob Butler has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Rob Butler, 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.

Rob Butler has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Rob Butler has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Rob Butler

A Bill to make provision about substance testing in approved premises; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 29th October 2021
Order Paper number: 4
(Possibly be Debated)

A Bill to provide that persons charged with a criminal offence having been aged under 18 at the time of the alleged offence are subject to the jurisdiction of the youth court and to youth sentencing provisions; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
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Rob Butler has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

6 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
3rd Dec 2020
What progress his Department has made in trialling e-scooters.

E-scooter trials are progressing well. Legal changes were made in June, twenty trials are now live and supporting the green recovery across the country.

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
11th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of the proposals for a mined tunnel in Wendover; and if he will publish the results of that assessment.

The Wendover Mined Tunnel was considered in detail during the passage of the Phase One Bill in both the Commons and Lords committees. Cost comparisons of the consented scheme and the tunnelled alternatives were considered in evidence to both committees during the Bill process and the primary conclusion was that the now consented scheme would be less expensive than the tunnelled alternatives.

Since then, DfT officials and HS2 Ltd have been challenged by Wendover Parish Council and your predecessor, Sir David Lidington, over these decisions and have presented further reports by OTB and Michael Byng (mbpc) challenging the consented scheme.

In each instance, it has been concluded that the Wendover Mined Tunnel would be harder to construct, is costlier and involves a significantly greater degree of risk to the consented scheme.

The Department and HS2 Ltd remain convinced that the Select Committee made the right decision when they accepted that there was a significant difference in cost between the mined alternative schemes and concluded that the HS2 Ltd scheme should be retained.

Even if the alternative mined schemes were broadly comparable in these respects, the subsequent costs of seeking legislative consent for the detailed design change and the consequential cost of delaying the introduction of HS2 services do not represent good value for money or an effective use of public money.

Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
11th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the hydrological effect of the construction of the green tunnel at Wendover on the potential risk of flooding in Aylesbury.

The Environmental Statement assessed the impact of the scheme on Water Resources (Volume 5 WR-002-010) in the Wendover area and specifically the impact of the green tunnel construction on water receptors.

HS2 Ltd advises that the scheme is now entering the detailed design phase. My officials will respond to you shortly with further details on this matter.

Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
11th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that valid compensation claims by (a) residents and (b) businesses are paid on time and in full by HS2 Ltd.

The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) 2017 Act sets out the compensation arrangements for the compulsory purchase and temporary possession of land and property on Phase One of the route. The Secretary of State has also introduced a range of statutory and non-statutory property compensation schemes across the three phases of HS2 to support people and businesses affected by the programme. In applying all the property compensation schemes, HS2 Ltd aims to ensure that the compensation arrangements adhere to the Compensation Code. The Code provides for the payment of fair compensation to property owners whose land is acquired as part of HS2.

HS2 Ltd applies the standards set out in the Compensation Code and its own internal targets for the payment and completion of compensation claims. Their performance is monitored and overseen by the HS2 Ltd Executive in accordance with the published HS2 Development Agreement and the HS2 Ltd Framework Document.

However, as the Prime Minister announced earlier this month, going forwards, there will be changes to the way HS2 is managed. A Minister will be given the full-time job to oversee the project and I am clear of the need for the Company to continue to raise its game in how it treats communities affected by the project along its line of route.

Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
17th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether staff employed by the Oakervee Review secretariat were seconded from (a) his Department, (a) other Government Departments and (c) executive agencies.

As set out in the terms of reference for the review, the secretariat was provided by the Department for Transport.