David Davis

Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden

@DavidDavisMP

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David Davis’s voting in Parliament

David Davis is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, David Davis sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Recent appearances

  • Defence: Military Procurement Standards 30 Jan 2023

    What steps his Department is taking to improve military procurement standards.
  • Defence: Military Procurement Standards 30 Jan 2023

    I very much agree with the Secretary of State on the need for increased defence expenditure if we are to remain a tier 1 power. Nevertheless, in every one of the past 21 years, the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee have criticised the MOD’s procurement of equipment, poor identification of military needs, poor quality of equipment, slow delivery of projects, an...
  • Defence: Topical Questions 30 Jan 2023

    The Secretary of State referred to the allegations in the weekend press about 77th Brigade. I know him well enough to know that when he told us that he gave clear instructions and guidelines to the brigade, which operates only against foreign powers and extremists, he was telling the exact truth. However, will he review the issue and ensure that his guidelines have been followed in all cases?

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Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Booth Ferry

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Topics of interest

David Davis campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Christmas Cards
  • Ministerial Visits
  • Police
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Asylum: Saffron Walden

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (13 Jul 2016 to 8 Jul 2018)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) (10 Nov 2003 to 12 Jun 2008)
  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (23 Jul 2002 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (18 Sep 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (20 Jul 1994 to 2 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Duchy of Lancaster Office) (27 May 1993 to 19 Jul 1994)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (3 Dec 1990 to 27 May 1993)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 December 2019 until further notice, Member of the Advisory Board of THI Holdings GmbH, Eberhardstrasse 65, 70173 Stuttgart (an investment company). I receive £33,900 per annum, paid quarterly by THI Investments UK Ltd, 17 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 4QG. Hours: approx. 16 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 09 January 2020)
From 12 December 2019 until further notice, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kohlgartenstrasse 15 Verwaltungs AG, Bahnhofstrasse 8a, 15806 Zossen, Germany; a German real estate company. I receive £16,948 per annum, paid monthly. Hours: approx. 168 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 09 January 2020)
25 March 2022, received £400 from News UK, Fleet House, Cygnet Park, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8FD, for an article published in the Sun. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 28 March 2022)
Payments from the Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. All fees donated to charity.
Payment of £250 expected for an article written on 22 May 2022. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 June 2022)
Payment of £270 expected for an article written on 28 May 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2022)
Payment of £270 expected for an article written on 17 June 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2022)
5 July 2022, payment of £300 from Matt Forde (private address), for an appearance at a stage show and podcast recording on 27 June 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 07 July 2022)
7 December 2022, received £200 from Radio 4’s Any Questions, BBC Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions. Hours: 3 hrs. Fee will be donated to charity. (Registered 07 December 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated board member, New City Network (London) Ltd; a not-for-profit think tank aiming to develop ideas and research on financial services policy. (Registered 17 April 2013)

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