Bernard Jenkin

Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

@bernardjenkin https://facebook.com/bernardjenkin

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Referendum Legislation: Supreme Court Decision 23 Nov 2022

    May I just point out to my right hon. Friend that it was in fact the United Kingdom Parliament that gave Scotland a referendum in 2014—[Interruption.] Oh yes! Does he recall that the SNP then said it was a once-in-a-generation decision? Has he ever known a generation to pass so quickly, in just eight years? Could it be that the SNP prefers campaigning for a referendum it cannot have because...
  • Missile Incident in Poland 16 Nov 2022

    I thank my right hon. Friend for making it so clear that it is irrelevant whose missile it was and that the state of affairs is the responsibility of the aggressor: Putin’s Russia. In that context, can he use this incident to amplify to our allies in Europe, and to some of our colleagues in the Government, that Putin’s Russia is not just at war in Ukraine, but at war with us? His hybrid...
  • Levelling Up Rural Britain 9 Nov 2022

    I hope the Minister will also agree that the real problem with the Scottish nationalist party is that it does not want the British Government to have any relationship with the Scottish citizen and that the ability of the British Government to assist in levelling up in Scotland is why they have such resentment on this. It is because there are many people in Scotland who voted to be British...

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Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented North Essex; Colchester North

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Topics of interest

Bernard Jenkin campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Trade and Industry
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Cabinet Office
  • Regional Assemblies
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Departmental Press: Subscriptions
  • Inflation

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Liaison Committee Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (16 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Chair, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (16 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Apr 2018 to 16 May 2018)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2014 to 3 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Public Administration Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Public Administration Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (27 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Dec 2005 to 7 Nov 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (The Regions) (1 Oct 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (1 Sep 2001 to 1 Oct 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (19 Jun 1998 to 1 Sep 2001)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jan 1998 to 19 Jun 1998)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (1 Jul 1997 to 1 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (6 Dec 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from MACE Media Ltd, 8A Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EN, for articles written for MACE magazine:
Payment of £250 expected for an article written on 29 November 2021. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 30 December 2021)
Payment of £250 expected for an article written on 20 March 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 04 April 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas (Lord Cruddas)
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,191.82 to cover the costs of two dinners hosted by me in Parliament on 30 November and 1 December 2021

Date received: 6 December 2021

Date accepted: 7 December 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 December 2021)
Name of donor: Richard Matthews
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One day’s shooting, estimated value £1,500

Date received: 3 January 2022

Date accepted: 3 January 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2022)
Name of donor: Jon Moynihan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Provision of food and drink for a briefing dinner hosted by me at a private residence on 1 February 2022, total value £744

Date received: 1 February 2022

Date accepted: 1 February 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 March 2022)
Name of donor: Jon Moynihan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Provision of food, drink and staff, for a briefing dinner hosted by me at a private residence on 25 January 2022, total value £1,203.38

Date received: 25 January 2022

Date accepted: 25 January 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2022)
Name of donor: Jon Moynihan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Provision of food, drink and staff, for a briefing dinner hosted by me at a private residence on 26 January 2022, total value £1,279.63

Date received: 26 January 2022

Date accepted: 26 January 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Provision of a briefing dinner, including food and wines etc, hosted by me in Parliament on 8 February 2022, value £345.51

Date received: 8 February 2022

Date accepted: 8 February 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £280.47 payment to me to cover the cost of a briefing dinner, including food and wines etc, hosted by me in Parliament on 22 February 2022

Date received: 25 February 2022

Date accepted: 25 February 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £377.20 payment to me to cover the cost of staff for a briefing dinner hosted by me at a private residence on 1 February 2022

Date received: 2 March 2022

Date accepted: 2 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £486.53 payment to me to cover the cost of a briefing dinner, including food and wines etc, hosted by me in Parliament on 2 February 2022

Date received: 2 March 2022

Date accepted: 2 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £479.30 payment to me to cover the cost of a briefing dinner, including food and wines etc, hosted by me in Parliament on 1 March 2022

Date received: 3 March 2022

Date accepted: 3 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £500.59 payment to me to cover the cost of a briefing dinner, including food and wines etc, hosted by me in Parliament on 23 February 2022

Date received: 8 March 2022

Date accepted: 8 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £167.48 payment to me to cover the cost of a briefing dinner, including food and wines etc, hosted by me in Parliament on 2 March 2022

Date received: 8 March 2022

Date accepted: 8 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: payment of £412.35 to me to cover the cost of staff and soft drinks for a briefing dinner hosted by me at a private residence on 7 February 2022

Date received: 2 March 2022

Date accepted: 2 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 March 2022)
Name of donor: Adrian R B Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: payment of £797.57 to me to cover the cost of a briefing dinner, including food and chef, hosted by me at a private residence on 7 February 2022

Date received: 15 March 2022

Date accepted: 15 March 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 March 2022)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
From May 2021, Capital plc; mining equipment and services. (Registered 15 October 2021)
From 30 July 2021, Creightons plc; manufacturer of cosmetics and toiletries. (Registered 15 October 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
A Vice President of Combat Stress, a charity offering mental health services to veterans. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 15 December 2021)
On 28 September 2021, I facilitated a donation of £10,000 from the Peter Cruddas Foundation to Combat Stress in respect of a fundraising event held on 11 November 2021. (Registered 16 December 2021)

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