Phil Hope

Former Labour MP for Corby

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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A selection of Phil Hope’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Health: Depressive Illnesses: Health Services 8 Apr 2010

    We do not collect these data centrally. The provision of local health services is a decision for primary care trusts and their strategic health authorities. Clinicians are best placed to decide what services their local communities need and how they are provided.
  • Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Prisoners 8 Apr 2010

    There have been no recent changes to the funding responsibilities of national health service primary care trusts (PCTs) for their prison health care escorts and bedwatches activity. Responsibility for commissioning health services in publicly run prisons in England has been fully devolved to NHS PCTs since 2006, with significantly increased funding. Subsequently, the responsibility and...
  • Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: Patients 8 Apr 2010

    This information is not held centrally. National Information about the ethnicity of mental health in-patients is collected and published by the Care Quality Commission through its Count Me In census programme.

More of Phil Hope’s recent appearances


Former Labour MP for Corby

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

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005


Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Treasury
  • Northern Ireland
  • Young People's Services
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Youth Work
  • Work Training and Job Kiosks
  • Citizenship

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (the East Midlands), Regional Affairs (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (the East Midlands), Department of Health (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Care Services; Minister for the East Midlands), Department of Health (9 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State, Department of Health (6 Oct 2008 to 9 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Skills), Department for Education and Skills (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (6 Jun 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Adult Skills), Department for Education and Skills (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Skills (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (16 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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