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Robert Buckland

Conservative - South Swindon

Robert Buckland is not a member of any APPGs
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
24th Jul 2019 - 15th Sep 2021
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
9th May 2019 - 24th Jul 2019
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
15th Jul 2014 - 9th May 2019
Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee
10th Jun 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
11th Feb 2013 - 30th Mar 2015
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Dec 2010 - 24th Nov 2014
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
6th Dec 2010 - 24th Nov 2014
Committee on Standards
7th Jan 2013 - 11th Sep 2014
Committee on Privileges
7th Jan 2013 - 11th Sep 2014
Committee of Privileges
7th Jan 2013 - 11th Sep 2014
Justice Committee
10th Jun 2014 - 8th Sep 2014
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
12th Jul 2010 - 10th Mar 2014
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
12th Jul 2010 - 10th Mar 2014
Justice Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 11th Feb 2013
Standards and Privileges
12th Dec 2012 - 7th Jan 2013
Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee)
14th Jul 2011 - 12th Mar 2012
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
18th Nov 2010 - 8th Nov 2011


Department Event
Wednesday 6th July 2022
11:30
Wales Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
6 Jul 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Wales
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Department Event
Wednesday 21st September 2022
11:30
Wales Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
21 Sep 2022, 11:30 a.m.
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Division Votes
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 269 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 191 Noes - 271
Speeches
Thursday 30th June 2022
Post Office: Compensation for Horizon Scandal
I want to add my tribute to my hon. Friend, who is working tenaciously on behalf of—as he has just …
Written Answers
Thursday 16th June 2022
Refugees: Afghanistan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how vulnerable Afghan nationals who remain in Afghanistan are able …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 8th March 2022
Institutes of Technology (Royal Charter) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to make provision for Institutes of Technology to apply to receive a Royal Charter; and for connected purposes.
MP Financial Interests
Monday 14th March 2022
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT:

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Robert Buckland has voted in 442 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

20 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Robert Buckland voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 291 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 294 Noes - 242
26 Apr 2022 - Nationality and Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Robert Buckland voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative No votes vs 282 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 288 Noes - 212
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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
David Lammy (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
(36 debate interactions)
Robert Neill (Conservative)
(35 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(29 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Justice
(656 debate contributions)
Home Office
(31 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(20 debate contributions)
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South Swindon 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).

Robert Buckland has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Robert Buckland

Robert Buckland has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Robert Buckland, 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.


Robert Buckland has not been granted any Urgent Questions

2 Adjournment Debates led by Robert Buckland

Thursday 20th January 2022
Tuesday 16th November 2021

7 Bills introduced by Robert Buckland

Introduced: 20th May 2020

A Bill to make provision about the sentencing of offenders convicted of terrorism offences, of offences with a terrorist connection or of certain other offences; to make other provision in relation to terrorism; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 29th April 2021 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 8th January 2020

To require the Parole Board to take into account any failure by a prisoner serving a sentence for unlawful killing or for taking or making an indecent image of a child to disclose information about the victim.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 4th November 2020 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 11th February 2020

A Bill to make provision about the release on licence of offenders convicted of terrorist offences or offences with a terrorist connection; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 26th February 2020 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for Institutes of Technology to apply to receive a Royal Charter; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 6th May 2022
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Introduced: 15th October 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. To require the Parole Board to take into account any failure by a prisoner serving a sentence for unlawful killing or for taking or making an indecent image of a child to disclose information about the victim.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th October 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 require the Secretary of State to record certain statistics relating to people receiving treatments for mental health conditions; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 17th December 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 require the Secretary of State to make a referral to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to develop and publish quality standards for autism spectrum disorders; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 24th May 2011

Robert Buckland has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


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
25th Feb 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) legislative and (b) regulatory steps the Government is taking to enable UK news publishers to negotiate for fair payment by technology companies for the news content that they generate.

Newspapers play an invaluable role in the fabric of our society and the government is committed to considering all possible options in the interest of supporting the sustainability of the press. As society continues to move online, the news publishing sector is facing significant challenges in transitioning to sustainable digital business models. As part of this, we are aware of concerns about the effect of the power and position of some online platforms when dealing with news publishers, as identified by the Cairncross Review.

The government set out its proposals for a new pro-competition regime for digital markets in a public consultation in July 2021. The regime will drive a more vibrant and innovative economy across the UK. In line with codes proposed in the Cairncross Review, the regime’s conduct requirements will improve competition and transparency and so make an important contribution to the sustainability of the press. We have also sought advice from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Ofcom on how the regime would govern the relationship between platforms and content producers including news publishers. No final decisions have been made.

A consultation response will be published in due course and we will legislate to put the regime on a statutory footing as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
25th Feb 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals in the next parliamentary session to put the new Digital Markets Unit in the Competition and Markets Authority on a statutory basis.

The Government consulted on our proposed approach to a new pro-competition regime, overseen by the Digital Markets Unit, last year. The consultation closed in October, and we are carefully considering the responses. We will set out the final design of the regime in our response shortly, and will introduce legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
25th Feb 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals in 2022 to provide the Digital Markets Unit with full statutory powers.

The Government consulted on our proposed approach to a new pro-competition regime, overseen by the Digital Markets Unit, last year. The consultation closed in October, and we are carefully considering the responses. We will set out the final design of the regime in our response shortly, and will introduce legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
7th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help tackle food insecurity faced by Northern and East African states.

We are aware that the inability to export grain from Ukraine is having a detrimental impact on food security in some North African countries. We are engaging with the relevant authorities to understand what challenges they are facing, and working with international partners to find ways to get grain out of Ukraine.

East Africa is experiencing one of its most severe droughts in history with more than 15 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia assessed to be acutely food insecure, according to the UN. The UK is a major humanitarian donor to the East Africa region. In 2022 to support communities affected by drought plus flooding and conflict the UK has provided £72 million to Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. Across the region UK funded humanitarian activities are making a difference and saving lives. In Kenya the UK is providing 26,000 children with life-saving nutritional support. In Ethiopia a further 200,000 children and pregnant and lactating women in southern and eastern regions will receive similar aid.

The UK also played a critical role in convening the recent UN Horn of Africa Drought Roundtable which took place in late April in Geneva. This included working with states in the region and the UN to ensure appropriate levels of participation. It helped to bring much needed focus on the drought and it mobilised roughly US$400 million in new funding.

Our response to the drought builds on long-established resilience building programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. In Kenya this includes support to the Hunger Safety Programme, which has provided 600,000 people in drought prone areas with regular financial assistance. In Ethiopia, the UK funded Productive Safety Net Programme has benefitted some 8 million people via financial welfare provision and community public works projects. In Somalia the UK has been supporting over 220 rural communities in three large urban cities with durable solutions initiatives for internally displaced persons. These programmes, coupled with additional investments, have enabled the UK to reach nearly 8 million individuals as a part of its emergency humanitarian response.

Vicky Ford
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
7th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Chinese counterpart on the rule of law in Hong Kong.

The Foreign Secretary is in contact with her international counterparts on issues relating to Hong Kong, including the Chinese government. The UK has made clear our strong opposition to the National Security Law, which is being used to curtail freedoms, punish dissent and shrink the space for opposition, free press and civil society.

Hong Kong's way of life relies on respect for fundamental freedoms, an independent judiciary and the rule of law. We will continue to support the international laws, rules and norms that underpin the rules-based international system. As a co-signatory to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, we will also continue to stand up for the people of Hong Kong, to call out the violation of their rights and freedoms, and to hold China to its international obligations.

Amanda Milling
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
14th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Turkish government on mitigating the potential risk of a Russian-led escalation of tensions on the situation in Idlib.

Ministers and officials regularly discuss the situation in northern Syria with the Government of Turkey. We urge all parties to continue adherence to ceasefire agreements and international law. We remain committed to the Global Coalition Against Daesh. The UK is also in regular contact with Turkey on humanitarian conditions in north west Syria. We continue to play a leadership role in addressing humanitarian need both as a donor and through our role on the UN Security Council.

James Cleverly
Minister of State (Minister for Europe)
14th Apr 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the Japanese government’s approach to Russian military drills on the Kurile Islands.

We are monitoring Russia's activities in the Indo-Pacific region. Russia's military aggression against Ukraine has generated international condemnation and has consequences for global security. The UK remains committed to increased engagement and strategic focus on the Indo-Pacific. We are deepening and expanding our partnerships to promote freedom, sovereignty, democracy and good governance. We will continue to uphold the international rules and norms that underpin free trade, security and stability.
Amanda Milling
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
7th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how vulnerable Afghan nationals who remain in Afghanistan are able to apply for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme.

The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) will provide up to 20,000 women, children and others at risk with a safe and legal route to resettle in the UK.

There is no application process for the ACRS. Instead, eligible people will be prioritised and referred for resettlement to the UK under one of three ‘pathways’, as set out in the policy statement of 13 September 2021: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/afghanistan-resettlement-and-immigration-policy-statement

o For Pathway One, individuals to be resettled under the ACRS will be some of those already evacuated and in the UK. They include women’s rights activists, journalists, and prosecutors, and Afghan family members of British Nationals. Those eligible who were called forward during the evacuation but were not able to board flights will also be resettled through Pathway One if they subsequently come to the UK.

o For Pathway Two, we are working at pace to start to receive referrals of vulnerable refugees in need of protection from UNHCR. Those referred will be assessed for resettlement by UNHCR using their established processes.

o In the first year of Pathway Three, the government will offer ACRS places to eligible at-risk British Council and GardaWorld contractors and Chevening alumni. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will be in touch with those eligible to support them through the next steps.

Beyond the first year, to respond to the challenging and complex situation in Afghanistan, the government will work with international partners and NGOs to design and deliver Pathway Three and allow us to welcome others at risk, as well as continuing to resettle refugees referred by UNHCR. Further information on future years will be made available in due course.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)