Fraser Kemp

Former Labour MP for Houghton and Washington East

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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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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Health: Electronic Cigarettes 7 Apr 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to bring forward proposals to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes; what progress has been made in the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency consultation exercise on e-cigarettes; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Schools: ICT 25 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have provided for (a) computers and (b) information and communications technologies in schools and colleges in the City of Sunderland in the last five years for which figures are available.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 24 Mar 2010

    Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Six days ago it was announced that the world's first mass-produced, affordable zero-emission car would be made in Wearside by Nissan, securing and creating thousands of highly skilled manufacturing jobs. Will the Prime Minister ensure that the investment that has been committed to provide the infrastructure for charging points and to support the British motorist who...

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Former Labour MP for Houghton and Washington East

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

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Departmental Carbon Emissions
  • Departmental Official Cars
  • Children's Services
  • Iraq/Afghanistan
  • Iraq

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 1) 11A West Halkin Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8JL.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): 1) £1408.20 (flights to and from Dushanbe)
2) approximately £400 (for accommodation)
Destination of visit: Tajikistan
Date of visit: 14-18 November 2009
Purpose of visit: officers of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tajikistan met parliamentarians and established a friendship group and met agencies dealing with Afghan refugees and drug trafficking.
(Registered 3 December 2009)

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