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Stephen Metcalfe

Conservative - South Basildon and East Thurrock

Science and Technology Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Science and Technology Committee
19th Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
19th Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Liaison Committee (Commons)
19th Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Science and Technology Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
12th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015


Oral Question
Thursday 2nd December 2021
09:30
Department for International Trade
Topical Question No. 8
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
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Oral Question
Tuesday 7th December 2021
11:30
HM Treasury
Oral Question No. 19
What steps his Department is taking to increase wages and support the lowest-income households.
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Division Votes
Wednesday 1st December 2021
Finance (No. 2) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 302 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 212 Noes - 306
Speeches
Monday 29th November 2021
Covid-19 Update

I thank my right hon. Friend for the work that he has been doing and the speed with which he …

Written Answers
Tuesday 9th November 2021
Graduates: Mathematics
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is planning to take …
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Royal Society of Biology's Parliamentary Links Day
That this House congratulates The Royal Society of Biology on organizing this year’s Parliamentary Links Day on Tuesday 22 June …
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
EDM signed
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Support for the coach industry in England
That this House is concerned at the level of support provided for the English coach industry during the covid-19 outbreak; …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Stephen Metcalfe has voted in 348 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

20 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Stephen Metcalfe voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative No votes vs 300 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 307 Noes - 185
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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
Chi Onwurah (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(14 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(14 debate interactions)
Stephen Flynn (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(16 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(15 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(9 debate contributions)
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South Basildon and East Thurrock 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 highest South Basildon and East Thurrock signature proportion
Stephen Metcalfe has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Stephen Metcalfe

14th July 2021
Stephen Metcalfe signed this EDM on Tuesday 20th July 2021

Support for the coach industry in England

Tabled by: Emma Hardy (Labour - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)
That this House is concerned at the level of support provided for the English coach industry during the covid-19 outbreak; notes that pre-pandemic the coach sector was a healthy sector with a viable future; recognises that sector's vital role in tourism, school transport, rural services and train and airport emergency …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st June 2021
Stephen Metcalfe signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 28th June 2021

The protection of black bears in Asia

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House commends the work of Animals Asia Foundation in their campaign to protect Black Bears in Asia; is horrified by the pain caused to the bears when the bile is drained from them and appalled that the bears are kept for years in rusting, cramped cages with no …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Stephen Metcalfe, 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.


Stephen Metcalfe has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Stephen Metcalfe has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Stephen Metcalfe has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Stephen Metcalfe has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


12 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
1st Nov 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to appoint a Chief Mathematical Adviser.

While there are currently no plans to appoint a Chief Mathematical Adviser, we consult a wide range of advisers on a regular basis, including those with mathematical expertise.

Michael Ellis
Paymaster General
1st Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is planning to take to help ensure that the number of students undertaking PhD research in mathematics is sustained.

The UK is a world leader in Mathematics. British mathematicians publish a large volume of highly regarded work. When compared to international colleagues, British mathematicians have the 5th largest share of publications in the world. When looking at the top 1% of most cited publications, UK mathematicians are responsible for the third largest share.

Since January 2020, UKRI has awarded £104 million of additional funding into Mathematical Sciences, over and above EPSRC’s core Mathematical Sciences Theme budget. The additional funding has funded institutes, small and large research grants, fellowships, doctoral studentships, and postdoctoral awards.

Following the SR, BEIS will set R&D budgets through to 2024/25. Further details of how this funding will be allocated will be announced in due course.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
1st Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the Government’s Chief Scientists have a mathematical background; and if will provide information on the academic backgrounds of the Government’s Chief Scientists.

Most government departments have a Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to provide scientific advice. A CSA is typically a distinguished scientist or engineer, recruited externally from academia or industry. Of the current cohort of CSAs, two have a purely mathematical background (FCDO CSA & MOD CSA).

However, all CSAs bring deep science and/or engineering knowledge and are able to work fluently across a range of sciences including mathematics.

All current departmental CSAs have their academic background published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/chief-scientific-advisers.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
25th May 2021
What steps his Department is taking to support UK research and development.

We have committed to investing £14.9 billion in R&D in 2021/22, meaning Government R&D spending is now at its highest level in four decades.

We are working to ensure the benefits are felt nationwide, with our UK Innovation Strategy and R&D Places Strategy due to be published this summer.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
17th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the recent decision to replace the mandatory qualification for the laboratory technician apprenticeship with a requirement for theoretical knowledge, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that standards for apprenticeships are consistent across the science sector.

This is a matter for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. I have asked its Chief Executive, Jennifer Coupland, to write to the honourable member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
17th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the recent decision to replace the mandatory qualification for the laboratory technician apprenticeship with a requirement for theoretical knowledge, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) that apprenticeship delivers sufficient scientific knowledge and skills for apprentices and (b) the career progression of apprentices is not adversely affected by that decision.

This is a matter for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. I have asked its Chief Executive, Jennifer Coupland, to write to the honourable member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
19th May 2020
What steps he is taking to support farmers during the covid-19 outbreak.

Defra took early steps to support farmers, by designating them as key workers and temporarily relaxing drivers’ hours rules. We have worked with banks to help farmers access financial support measures outline by the Chancellor, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

We have supported dairy farmers by announcing a fund in England to help those affected by the loss of the food service sector. We have also temporarily relaxed competition law rules. We are working with AHDB and Diary UK, who have launched a new £1 million campaign to drive consumption of milk. A similar campaign is promoting beef. We are also ensuring that farmers and growers are able to recruit the workers that they require as we approach the busy harvest months.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
15th Jul 2021
What plans she has to enhance the UK’s trade deal with Mexico.

We have committed to start negotiations on a new upgraded trade deal with Mexico this year. Discussions will commence later in the year and will aim to secure even more benefits for British industries and go further in areas of mutual interest such as procurement, digital trade and service.

Greg Hands
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
25th Feb 2021
What steps she is taking to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with India.

Earlier this month I visited India to deepen trade ties and agree a pathway towards a future FTA with the world’s biggest democracy. A closer partnership with India will help us lead the world in areas like science, tech and the green economy, driving jobs and growth across the UK.

Elizabeth Truss
Minister for Women and Equalities
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether PHE plans to update its guidance on UTIs to recommend the use of a dipstick to diagnose UTI patients with suggestive symptoms and to reflect Scotland’s guidance SIGN 88: Management of suspected bacterial urinary tract infection in adults.

The Public Health England (PHE) diagnostic urinary tract infection (UTI) guidance was last updated in October 2020 and will be reviewed again in November 2021. The current guidance is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/urinary-tract-infection-diagnosis

PHE recommends dipstick testing in patients with one or fewer of the key UTI diagnostic symptoms (new nocturia, dysuria, or cloudy urine). The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network approach recommends using dipsticks in a slightly larger subset of patients. PHE will keep the emerging evidence on dipstick use within UTI diagnosis under review in order to inform future guidance updates.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote the use of (a) the quality and outcomes framework and (b) other incentive models to ensure the adequate uptake of proven AI health technologies at a local level.

The National Health Service Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory was set up in 2019 to support the safe and ethical development and deployment of AI across health and care. The AI in Health and Care Awards will channel £140 million of funding to AI innovation.

The NHS AI Laboratory, is also developing the evidence base for technologies and providing guidance on best practice.

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to strengthen outpatient care online to ensure that appropriate patients and clinicians have access to remote diagnostics alongside remote consultation.

The first four phases of the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care award included innovations in remote diagnostics, including the Neuronostics Limited smartphone-based app which can receive EEG recordings from wireless headsets to assist with assessing epilepsy treatment; Senti Tech Limited’s project enabling remote chest examination for respiratory patients through sensors embedded into a jacket; and Healthy.io (UK) Limited’s smartphone albuminuria self-test, which uses a home test kit and a mobile app to allow patients to self-test at home with clinical grade results.

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport