James Gray

Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

@JGray https://facebook.com/jamesgraymp

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James Gray’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 8 Sep 2022

    The Arctic ocean is heating four times faster than any other ocean in the world. The sea ice is melting and there is a whole range of other issues. The Arctic Council is not operating, and a whole series of issues is pending with regard to the Arctic, such as minerals and fisheries. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has promised a new Arctic policy document imminently—it says...
  • Public Bill Committee: National Security Bill 6 Sep 2022

    I call Kevin Barron. I beg your pardon; I call Kevan Jones.
  • Public Bill Committee: National Security Bill 6 Sep 2022

    Quill pens.

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Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

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

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Topics of interest

James Gray campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • RAF Lyneham
  • Hospitality
  • Inland Revenue
  • Horse Passports
  • RAF Bases

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 8 Mar 2021)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 20 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (7 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (7 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 7 Feb 2017)
  • Member, Administration Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 16 Jan 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (1 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (1 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (1 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (21 Jun 2010 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (19 Feb 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (8 May 2005 to 19 May 2005)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 13 Dec 2000)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Savanta ComRes, 54 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UD:
7 September 2021, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 September 2021)
1 November 2021, received £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 November 2021)
6 December 2021, received £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 08 December 2021)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
20 January 2022, received £225. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 August 2022)
28 July 2022, received £225. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 August 2022)
30 August 2022, received £250. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 02 September 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: APPG for the Armed Forces
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Eight dinners value £45 each; two breakfasts value £15 each; total £390

Date received: 1 January 2022 to 13 July 2022

Date accepted: 1 January 2022 to 13 July 2022

Donor status: other

(Registered 14 July 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Lockheed Martin UK Ltd (2) CAE U.K. Plc
Address of donor: (1) Cunard House, 15 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR (2) Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) domestic transport and meals for me and a member of staff to the value of £264 (2) domestic transport and meals for me and a member of staff to the value of £264

Destination of visit: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates of visit: 28 September - 1 October 2021

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation with the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces to meet current politicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina and to learn about the Bosnian War.

(Registered 01 November 2021)
Name of donor: (1) Lockheed Martin UK Ltd (2) CAE U.K. Plc
Address of donor: (1) Cunard House, 15 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR (2) Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Domestic transport and subsistence for me and a member of staff, estimated value £387 (2) Domestic transport and subsistence for me and a member of staff, estimated value £387

Destination of visit: Monte Cassino

Dates of visit: 25-28 July 2022

Purpose of visit: APPG Armed Forces study tour of military cemeteries and battlefields.

(Registered 24 August 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two residential properties in Wiltshire, acquired in 2013: (i) and (ii). (Registered 03 September 2015)
One residential property in Reading, acquired in 2010: (i) and (ii). (Registered 03 September 2015)
From 18 October 2015, house in Wiltshire, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and, from 30 March 2017, (ii). (Registered 07 July 2017)
From 23 March 2016, house in Wiltshire, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and from 5 July 2016, (ii). (Registered 07 July 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Philippa Gray, as Executive and Diary Secretary.

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