Damian Green

MP, Ashford

Ashford Conservative

Damian Green campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Damian Green’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Damian Green sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Damian Green generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Damian Green has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Self-employment 9 Jan 2017

    The Government support those who aspire to be their own boss. The number of self-employed people in the UK labour market has increased by nearly 800,000 since 2010 and by 129,000 in the last year alone. We continue to monitor and review the impact of self-employment on the wider labour market and benefits system.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Self-employment 9 Jan 2017

    The hon. Gentleman is right that there should be no exploitation of workers, particularly through forced self-employment, but he will have noticed that the Government are on the case, having set up the Matthew Taylor review specifically to explore alternative employment structures and to consider how employment rules need to be altered to keep pace with changes in how people work in the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Self-employment 9 Jan 2017

    I completely agree with my hon. Friend. I have already mentioned the new enterprise allowance, which is designed specifically to help people to stop claiming benefits, set up their own businesses, and then carry on and employ others in a way that I hope everyone on both sides of the House would welcome. This scheme is proving extremely successful. A survey published last year showed that 80%...

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Conservative MP for Ashford

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


Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Asylum/Immigration
  • Illegal Immigrants
  • Asylum
  • Immigration Controls
  • English Language

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 14 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 28 Nov 2016)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 7 Nov 2016)
  • The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Minister for Immigration (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 16 Jan 2006)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (11 Oct 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (10 Nov 2003 to 1 Sep 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (18 Sep 2001 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (31 Jul 1997 to 5 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (28 Jul 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
2 February 2016, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 February 2016)
5 September 2016, received £200. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 14 September 2016)
4 March 2016, received £150 from the BBC, Contributor Payments, P.O. Box 480, Manchester M14 0EL, for an appearance on Radio 4's 'Any Questions'. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 March 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Mark Quinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for a rugby international at Twickenham, value £599.70

Date received: 12 November 2016

Date accepted: 12 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 18 November 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
From 23 November 2015 until 14 July 2016, Board Member (unpaid) of Britain Stronger in Europe. (Registered 27 November 2015; updated 9 September 2016)

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