Mark Garnier

MP, Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Mark Garnier occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Office for Budget Responsibility (Manifesto Audits) 25 Jun 2014

    It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for East Hampshire (Damian Hinds). It will be a surprise for the hon. Member for Derby North (Chris Williamson) to know that I found a Conservative on a Select Committee who was actually in favour of Labour’s proposals. I refer to the Treasury Select Committee of 2010, which said in its fourth report of the Session:...
  • Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Office for Budget Responsibility (Manifesto Audits) 25 Jun 2014

    The Minister raises an important point about the cost, and it is worth bearing it in mind that the Dutch Central Planning Bureau, which does this for nine political parties in Holland, has about 350 members of staff. Has the Treasury estimated how much it would cost to resource it properly?
  • Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Office for Budget Responsibility (Manifesto Audits) 25 Jun 2014

    I am grateful to the Minister for giving way yet again; she is giving up a great deal of her time. Robert Chote appeared before the Treasury Committee, and, while he did say that if he were pressured to an unbelievable extent the work would be possible, he made very clear that he was not happy with the idea of having to press it too quickly. Moreover, the resources required would be...

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Conservative MP for Wyre Forest

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Financial Services: Education
  • Navy
  • Courts: Closures
  • Leukaemia
  • London Midland

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 82.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 82 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: JP Morgan
Address of donor: 25 Bank Street, London E14 5JP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: reimbursement of flight and hotel costs (£820 in total) associated with being guest speaker at finance conference with the Personal Finance Education Group which I attended in my role as Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group on Financial Education
Date of receipt of donation: 29 October 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 29 October 2013
Donor status: company, registration BR000746
(Registered 18 November 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from Arup, Cambridge Assessment, City of London, GKN, HSBC, John Swire & Sons)
Address of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £1,302; hotel accommodation, transport and meals with a value of £757.49; £2,059.49 in total
Destination of visit: Urumqi and Beijing, China
Date of visit: 24-29 April 2014
Purpose of visit: To understand more about ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and religious freedom in China; to support bids by British business and deepen engagement with the National People's Congress.
(Registered 13 May 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Member of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London, sitting as chairman of the Investment Committee and attending quarterly meetings. Paid a nominal sum of 10 pence on attendance.

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