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Rob Butler

Conservative - Aylesbury


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 6th September 2022
14:00
Department Event
Wednesday 7th September 2022
11:30
Northern Ireland Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
7 Sep 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Northern Ireland
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Department Event
Tuesday 20th September 2022
11:30
Ministry of Justice
Oral questions - Main Chamber
20 Sep 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Justice (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
None available
Speeches
Thursday 21st July 2022
Oral Answers to Questions
T5. My constituency of Aylesbury has many brilliant businesses exporting their goods and services around the world. One example is …
Written Answers
Monday 25th April 2022
Crime: Rural Areas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle rural crime.
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Monday 21st June 2021
Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022
A Bill to make provision about substance testing in approved premises; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 27th June 2022
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Until 10 March 2022, Butler Corporate Communications and Media Ltd (communications advice and media training). (Registered 11 January 2020; updated …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 1st December 2020
Apologies Bill 2019-21
A Bill to make provision for the effect of an apology in certain legal proceedings.

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Rob Butler has voted in 530 divisions, and 2 times 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
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Rob Butler voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 72 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(27 debate interactions)
Dominic Raab (Conservative)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
(26 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(16 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Justice
(54 debate contributions)
Home Office
(50 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(38 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).

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

1 Adjournment Debate led by Rob Butler

Monday 24th May 2021

2 Bills introduced by Rob Butler


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

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


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
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
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1 Bill co-sponsored by Rob Butler

Apologies Bill 2019-21
Sponsor - John Howell (CON)


8 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
22nd Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the value and effectiveness of independent (a) schools and (b) special schools’ contribution to SEND education in England.

In January 2021, local authorities reported placing 4,555 children and young people with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans in mainstream independent schools and 17,839 in independent special schools (5.2% of EHC plans). There are 610 independent special schools currently registered with my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, representing 36% of special schools. 65% were rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ following inspection.

Local authorities are responsible for determining where children and young people with EHC plans should be educated. Decisions are informed by whether a school is suitable for the age, aptitude and needs of an individual, and compatible with the efficient use of resources. The local authority is responsible for monitoring the placement (for example through the annual review of the EHC plan), to ensure the provision continues to meet the child or young person’s needs.

In order to comply with the Independent School Standards, an independent school must take into account the ages, aptitudes and needs of all pupils, including those with an EHC plan, ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to learn and make progress. Where independent schools are identified as not meeting the required education or boarding standards, the Department for Education, as the independent school regulator, may take regulatory or enforcement action to require independent schools to improve within specified time constraints.

Will Quince
Minister of State (Education)
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.

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.

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140613022805/http://assets.dft.gov.uk/hs2-environmental-statement/volume-5/water/vol5_CFA10_Water_resources_and_flood_risk_ass_Water_resources_assessment_WR-002-010.pdf

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.

25th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle rural crime.

We are committed to driving down rural crime, which is why the Government is providing funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

We have also tabled amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to introduce tougher sentencing and improved police powers for hare coursing.

Kit Malthouse
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster