Ben Gummer

MP, Ipswich

Ipswich Conservative

A selection of Ben Gummer's votes

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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Ben Gummer

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Translarna (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) 2 Jun 2015

    NHS England is considering the interim commissioning position for Translarna as part of its wider prioritisation process for funding in 2015-16 and expects to come to a decision by the end of this month. Translarna has also been referred for evaluation by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s highly specialised technologies programme. Draft NICE guidance will be...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Translarna (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) 2 Jun 2015

    Muscular dystrophy is a terrible, debilitating illness and my sympathies go out to Jagger and his family. My hon. Friend will be aware that families and their representatives will be going to Downing Street on 10 June to make their representations on this matter. The Minister for Life Sciences has introduced an accelerated access review precisely because of the concerns that my hon. Friend...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Translarna (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) 2 Jun 2015

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. In relation to posteriors, it is good to see his in its rightful place. I have heard of his constituent’s case, which is as distressing as that of Jagger and of all those suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It is a terrible disease that causes lasting pain to the sufferers and their families. That is precisely why we are pushing hard...

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Conservative MP for Ipswich

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Justice
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs
  • Music: Education
  • Asylum: Community Relations
  • Planning
  • Railways: East of England

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 100 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Anglia Countrywide Management Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Saxon House, 1 Cromwell Square, Ipswich IP1 1TS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 02309367
(a) (Registered 8 August 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Ipswich Conservatives
(a) Address of donor: PO Box 38549, London SW1V 3YE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000, raised at a fundraising spring lunch
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 8 August 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Call Connection
(a) Address of donor: Saxon House, Cromwell Square, Ipswich IP1 1TS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: use of a meeting room with phones between late October 2014 and March 2015; value £3,000
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 20 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Giles Richardson
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 20 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Ransome’s Dock Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Cardinal House, St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 20 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Hopkins Homes Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Melton Park House, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1TJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 25 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Witnesham Ventures
(a) Address of donor: 17 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,999
(a) Donor status: company, registration 02516706
(a) (Registered 24 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Nick Jenkins
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: David Bliss
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 March 2015)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Sancroft International Ltd (corporate responsibility and environmental services consultancy)
(a) ICWL Ltd (licensing and development of water-cooled refrigerators for use in retail and wholesale markets). Company dissolved. (Updated 29 October 2014)

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