James Gray

Former Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

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  • Miscellaneous 29 Oct 2019

    Will the shadow Leader of the House cast her mind back to the Second Reading debate for the withdrawal agreement Bill? Perhaps she will recall that Labour ran out of speakers some one hour before the end of the debate. Why does she therefore need more time?
  • Points of Order 29 Oct 2019

    rose—
  • Points of Order 29 Oct 2019

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I know that the whole House will want to mark—and, I almost said, to celebrate—your departure from this post after 10 highly distinguished years in your seat, but would it not be a shame if the transition to the new Speaker were marked by anything less than an entirely seemly procedure? If, for example, a new Speaker were to be elected on Monday...

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Former Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

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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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
  • Horse Passports
  • Inland Revenue
  • RAF Bases

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)
  • 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 (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (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)

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  • Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all James Gray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 82 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 807 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
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
18 January 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
28 March 2019, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
9 April 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
21 May 2019, payment of £150. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
1 August 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 19 August 2019)
31 October 2019, three payments of £75. Hours: 45 mins in total. (Registered 31 October 2019)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for surveys:
1 February 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 August 2019)
1 March 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 August 2019)
5 March 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 August 2019)
14 March 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 August 2019)
21 May 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 August 2019)
21 June 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 August 2019)
31 July 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 August 2019)
10 September 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 26 September 2019)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing online surveys:
20 September 2018, received £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
16 October 2018, received £70. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
21 November 2018, received £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
5 December 2018, received £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
15 January 2019, payment of £70. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 01 July 2019)
1 March 2019, payment of £30. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 July 2019)
11 March 2019, payment of £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 01 July 2019)
5 April 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 01 July 2019)
15 May 2019, payment of £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 01 July 2019)
28 June 2019, payment of £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 01 July 2019)
22 July 2019, payment of £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 26 July 2019)
16 August 2019, payment of £40. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 19 August 2019)
22 October 2019, payment of £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 29 October 2019)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
8 January 2019, received £200. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 18 March 2019)
14 January 2019, received £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 18 March 2019)
5 March 2019, received £200. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 18 March 2019)
2 August 2019, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 August 2019)
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 and eight breakfasts, total value £480

Date received: 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2019

Date accepted: 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2019

Donor status: other

(Registered 29 July 2019; updated 31 October 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: APPG for the Polar Regions, funded by the Mamont Foundation (PO Box 472, St Julian’s Court, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port, GY1 6AX, Guernsey, Channel Islands)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA;

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): contribution to local travel, food, accommodation and tour fees, totalling £137 (The remainder of the visit was funded by a non-registrable source)

Destination of visit: Iceland

Dates of visit: 15 – 22 September 2019

Purpose of visit: To build relationships with the Icelandic government with a view to post-Brexit trade and international relations; to connect with Arctic Council groups; to witness the effects of climate change; to understand the impact of Iceland’s volcanic activity and to learn about Iceland’s renewable energy initiatives.

(Registered 31 October 2019)
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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