Clive Betts

Chairman of the House of Commons Members' Fund

Labour MP for Sheffield South East

@CliveBettsMP https://facebook.com/clive.betts.sheffieldse

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Clive Betts’s voting in Parliament

Clive Betts is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Recent appearances

  • Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill 25 Nov 2022

    The hon. Gentleman says there is cross-party support for the measure; certainly, there is widespread support for it in my constituency. I had a concerning email the other day from an all-party parliamentary group, which said that the World Wildlife Fund was against the measure, because it thought that trophy hunters encouraged economic activity in areas where trophy hunting takes place, and...
  • Transport: Local Transport: Levelling Up 24 Nov 2022

    The last Prime Minister but two—I think I have got the number right—promised we would have London-style bus services in constituencies such as mine. He said people would be able to go to the bus stop and they would not need a timetable as the buses would be that frequent. We do not need a timetable on many routes in Sheffield now because the buses have been scrapped altogether and routes...
  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: New Clause 61 23 Nov 2022

    On the CPO powers, the Law Commission will not look at the valuations. Who will do that review work? Also, could the Minister set out very simply how the new arrangements will be simpler and quicker for local authorities to organise?

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Labour MP for Sheffield South East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Sheffield, Attercliffe

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Topics of interest

Clive Betts campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Local Government Finance
  • Housing
  • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention
  • Social Rented Housing

Currently held offices

  • Chairman of the House of Commons Members' Fund (since 28 Apr 2022)
  • Member, Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill Committee (since 15 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Administration Estimate Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (since 20 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Members Estimate Audit Committee (since 20 Mar 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (13 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee 2017-19 (13 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (20 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (30 Mar 2015 to 27 Jan 2020)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (21 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (12 Jan 2009 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 10 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (28 Jul 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (8 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (7 May 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1996 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1996)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1996)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas Moore Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. Fees paid direct to my constituency party.
6 September 2021, payment of £275. Hours: 50 mins. (Registered 04 November 2021)
24 February 2022, payment of £225. Hours: 50 mins. (Registered 31 October 2022)
Payments from Savanta ComRes, 3 Melville St, Edinburgh EH3 7PE, for surveys. All fees paid direct to my constituency party.
22 July 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
3 September 2021, payment of £130. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
7 September 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
1 November 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 28 January 2021, a Trustee of Fields in Trust (FiT), a charity which champions and supports our parks and green spaces. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 29 September 2022)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, James Thomas, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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