Roger Gale

Conservative MP for North Thanet

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Roger Gale’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 15 Sep 2021

    I know that my right hon. Friend wants to see the United Kingdom growing more crops. We are not going to blaze a trail to self-sufficiency by building over our finest agricultural land. That has to stop, now. On this, Back British Farming Day, we are in harvest time, and all is not safely gathered in. In three weeks, Thanet Earth in my constituency, which is one of the largest glasshouse...
  • Real Fur Sales 14 Sep 2021

    Thank you, Ms Rees; I can be very brief. I had not intended to intervene at all, but I want to reinforce the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Bury South (Christian Wakeford) and congratulate him on securing the debate. It is many years since I went out on the ice with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and watched baby seals being clubbed to death and then skinned—either...
  • Real Fur Sales 14 Sep 2021

    We agree, first of all, that in this day and age there is no justification whatsoever for using real fur, because so many good synthetic alternatives are available. I do not want to broaden the debate too far, but is this not also yet another form of trophy hunting? This kind of trophy, whether a fur coat on somebody’s back or an animal mat on a floor, has no place in a civilised society.

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Conservative MP for North Thanet

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

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Topics of interest

Roger Gale campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Departmental Relocation
  • Public Information
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Departmental Information
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member) (23 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (10 Nov 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (11 Jun 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Aug 2001 to 31 Jul 2003)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 1997 to 3 May 2017)
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (1 Oct 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Royal and Ancient Golf Club
Address of donor: St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with lunch for the Open Golf tournament in Sandwich, total estimated value £350

Date received: 18 July 2021

Date accepted: 18 July 2021

Donor status: company, registration SC102624

(Registered 02 August 2021; updated 20 August 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A holiday barn conversion in France: (i).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Suzy Gale, as Office Manager.

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