Crispin Blunt

Former Conservative MP for Reigate

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  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria 5 Nov 2019

    It is an honour, Mr Speaker, to be the first Back Bencher to be called from the Government Benches during your Speakership. I made my remarks about your predecessor a matter of formal record, and I hope I can now get called, which would be agreeable. On this very serious issue, having recently been to the region may I urge my right hon. Friend and his colleagues to engage with the local...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments 5 Nov 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many notifications the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency received from pharmacies and specials importers on importation orders for unlicensed cannabis-based products for medicinal use in the past 12 months.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments 5 Nov 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has assessed the (a) safety and (b) quality of unlicensed cannabis-based products for medicinal use.

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Former Conservative MP for Reigate

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Crispin Blunt campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Vaccination
  • Departmental Lost Property
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Middle East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation) (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 9 Feb 2009)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 15 Jul 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (15 Jun 2004 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Defence Committee (17 Nov 2003 to 1 Nov 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (3 May 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (3 May 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (18 Sep 2001 to 3 May 2002)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (21 Feb 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 1998 to 21 Feb 2000)

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  • Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Crispin Blunt’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 840 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 22 March 2018 until 16 April 2019, retained by Wena Consult Ltd of Cranbrook House, 61 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IP1 4PG, to provide advice on UK exports to Middle Eastern markets. I received £20,000 from Nael Farargy of [private address], beneficial owner of 90% of Wena Consult, on 22 March 2018, as an engagement fee. Hours: 300 hrs. (Registered 17 April 2019; updated 25 June 2019)
Payments from Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors, No 5 The Office Village, Romford Rd, London E15 4EA:
29 February 2019, received £3,000 for work done as part of an advisory panel. Hours: approx. 40 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2019)
Payments received for articles from the Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
12 December 2018, received £400. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 27 December 2018)
Payment of £350 expected for an article written on 11 December 2018. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 February 2019)
3 April 2019, received £350 for an article commissioned and not used. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2019)
30 May 2019, received £270 for an article published on 18 May 2019. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 09 July 2019)
27 June 2019, received £200 for an article published on 10 June 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 July 2019)
14 March 2019, received £500 from Intelligence Squared Ltd, 6th Floor Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ, for taking part in a panel discussion on 4 February 2019. Hours: 5 hrs, including preparation. (Registered 18 April 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation with a value of £1,332

Destination of visit: Bahrain

Dates of visit: 25-29 October 2018

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation, with the Conservative Middle East Council, to the IISS Manama dialogue 2018 in order to gain a greater understanding of the regional security and strategic challenges.

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Le Cercle
Address of donor: First Floor, 85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return business class flights £2,786; hotel accommodation £685.37; subsistence and taxis £530; total £4,001.37

Destination of visit: Washington DC

Dates of visit: 29 November - 2 December 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend and address a conference.

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group Ltd
Address of donor: 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Reimbursement of expenses (travel, accommodation and subsistence) to a value of £347.21 for a visit organised by Cannabis Europa

Destination of visit: Maison la Chimie, Ile de France, Paris

Dates of visit: 7-8 February 2019

Purpose of visit: Visit organised by Cannabis Europa, to learn more about the medical cannabis industry.

(Registered 14 February 2019)
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG); (2) Zimmer & Co
Address of donor: (1) Suite 15.17, Citibase, 15th Floor Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4Q;

(2) 1139 Morgan Road, Suite 11, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Accommodation and subsistence, £521.76;

(2) Flights, £3,262.19

Destination of visit: Kingston, Jamaica

Dates of visit: 23-26 September 2019

Purpose of visit: To meet Jamaican Ministers and policy makers. I was also due to attend and speak at a conference on the regulatory and legislative framework around policy towards cannabis in Jamaica, but the visit was cut short.

(Registered 24 October 2019)
Name of donor: Centre for Kurdish Progress
Address of donor: 8th Floor, Elizabeth House, 39 York Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7NQ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights to Iraq, £506.64; two nights' accommodation in Iraq, £311.78; three nights shared accommodation in North East Syrian administration guesthouse in Qamishli (Estimate at £25 per night), £75; total value £893.42.

Protocol, transport and security also provided by local authorities.

Destination of visit: Iraq and North East Syria

Dates of visit: 15-20 September 2019

Purpose of visit: APPG for Rojava visit, organised by the donor and Unite the Union, to receive an on the ground update on the political and security situation in North East Syria.

(Registered 28 October 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 31 January 2019 until further notice, unpaid Chairman of Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group Ltd (CDPRG Ltd) a company which promotes evidence based drug policy, of 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP. (Registered 15 February 2019)

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