The United Kingdom has some of the strongest protections in the world for safeguarding women and girls. The Government are committed to further supporting women to rebuild their lives, breaking cycles of abuse and bringing perpetrators to justice. We will continue to update our violence against women and girls strategy, as we have done every year, and we will consider the special...
We are absolutely clear that legal aid should be available to victims of domestic violence. The hon. Gentleman asks a question on the details of the legal aid provisions, which of course are a matter for the Ministry of Justice. As it happens, the Policing Minister is also a Minister in the Ministry of Justice, and he will have heard the hon. Gentleman’s representations.
I know that the hon. and learned Gentleman, when he was the Director of Public Prosecutions, gave particular focus to this area of the law to ensure that support was available for victims giving evidence, which has given people the confidence to come forward, as we have seen. The Government have made extra funding available: just before Christmas we announced an extra £10 million for...
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Conservative MP for Maidenhead
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Local Government and the Regions
- Work and Pensions
- Education and Skills
- Parliamentary Questions
- Departmental Public Participation
- Future Jobs Fund
Currently held offices
- The Secretary of State for the Home Department (since 6 May 2010)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister for Women and Equalities (6 May 2010 to 15 Oct 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Women) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (16 Jan 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (10 Dec 2005 to 26 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (10 Dec 2005 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for the Family, Culture, Media and Sport (10 May 2005 to 10 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for the Family (14 Jun 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport (10 Nov 2003 to 14 Jun 2004)
- Party Chair, Conservative Party (23 Jul 2002 to 6 Dec 2003)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jan 2002 to 31 Dec 2002)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1 Sep 2001 to 1 Jan 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Women) (15 Jun 1999 to 1 Sep 2001)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Education (15 Jun 1999 to 1 Sep 2001)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
- Member, Education Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 7 Dec 1998)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 7 Dec 1998)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 56.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 59 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 184 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Theresa May’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1912 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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