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Vicky Ford

Conservative - Chelmsford

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

(since February 2020)
European Statutory Instruments Committee
10th Feb 2020 - 14th Sep 2020
Science and Technology Committee
16th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
European Statutory Instruments Committee
18th Jul 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
European Statutory Instruments
18th Jul 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Women and Equalities Committee
5th Mar 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
16th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019


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Division Votes
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Information Commissioner (Remuneration)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 359 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 2
Speeches
Thursday 16th September 2021
Timpson Review of School Exclusion

As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I congratulate my hon. Friends the Members …

Written Answers
Monday 10th February 2020
Universal Credit
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have moved into employment since …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Low-level Letter Boxes (Prohibition) Bill 2017-19
A Bill to amend building regulations to require letter boxes in new buildings to be positioned above a certain height; …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th September 2020
8. Miscellaneous
From 5 July 2019 until 15 February 2020, member of the Board of Anglia Ruskin University (unpaid). (Registered 03 September …
Supported Legislation
Monday 11th March 2019
Online News Platforms (Regulation) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Vicky Ford has voted in 289 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Vicky Ford voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 104 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 136
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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
Tulip Siddiq (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Education)
(17 debate interactions)
Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour)
(9 debate interactions)
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Transport)
(9 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(213 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(25 debate contributions)
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Chelmsford 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 have the second most expensive childcare system in the world. A full time place costs, on average, £14,000 per year, making it completely unaffordable for many families. Parents are forced to leave their jobs or work fewer hours, which has a negative impact on the economy and on child poverty.

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


Latest EDMs signed by Vicky Ford

Vicky Ford has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Vicky Ford, 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.


Vicky Ford has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Vicky Ford has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Vicky Ford


Parallel Parliament Note:

The proposals laid down in this bill were subsequently incorporated into upcoming Building Regulations. See here for more information.

A Bill to amend building regulations to require letter boxes in new buildings to be positioned above a certain height; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 16th January 2019
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1 Written Question 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
4th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have moved into employment since the roll out-of universal credit in each year for which figures are available.

The latest caseload data shows Universal Credit is supporting 2.8 million claimants across the country to more easily start work and access smoother incentives, such as the work allowance and taper, to increase hours. We have scrapped the cliff edges and complicated hours’ rules of the legacy benefit system to ensure claimants have flexibility to access the opportunities offered in the labour market.

There are a record number of people in work at 32.9 million – up by over 3.8 million since 2010. During August 2019 and September 2019, the latest information available, just over 200,000 Universal Credit claimants have succeeded in getting into jobs.

Monthly information surrounding the volumes of Universal Credit claimants who have moved into work is shown in the table below.

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2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

April

320

5,150

25,000

79,900

May

550

5,900

26,800

87,400

June

650

6,310

29,200

81,600

July

1,010

6,500

31,600

87,800

August

1,290

7,630

38,900

94,200

September

1,890

10,100

47,300

106,300

October

2,150

10,800

52,600

N/A

November

2,600

11,700

59,900

N/A

December

2,320

9,600

44,300

N/A

January

3,230

14,700

61,400

N/A

February

3,940

16,600

68,800

N/A

March

5,070

22,100

84,200

N/A

Notes:

1. Figures are for Universal Credit Full Service only

2. Figures are at household level. In some cases both members of a household may have entered work in the same month, but only one job entry would be counted in our response.

3. Figures are based upon situations when a household reports no earnings in one Assessment Period but then has earnings in the next.

4. Self-employed jobs are not included in the table.

5. Figures also include instances of a household moving out of work and at a later date moving back into work.

Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)