Gillian Merron

Former Labour MP for Lincoln


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Health: Abortion 8 Apr 2010

    I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 8 March 2010, Official Report, column 51W. The information requested was placed in the Library on 18 March 2010.
  • Written Answers — Health: E Coli 8 Apr 2010

    As humans may be infected by E. coli O157 through a variety of routes there are several different Government Departments that contribute to reducing the chances of an outbreak. Humans may become infected when they consume contaminated food or water, by direct or indirect contact with animals that carry E. coli O157 or from exposure to an environment contaminated with animals' faeces, such...
  • Written Answers — Health: Tuberculosis: Screening 8 Apr 2010

    The Department has provided capital funding of £8 million for the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to install new digital x-ray machines at Gatwick and Heathrow to replace the old ones in a phased programme across 2008-09. These have been installed and are fully functioning. In addition, an electronic notification system for results of screening is being piloted across the country to replace...

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Former Labour MP for Lincoln

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

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

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Education and Skills
  • Drug Abuse Services
  • HIV
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Shared Residency Orders
  • Milk

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (25 Jan 2008 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (the East Midlands), Cabinet Office (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Selection Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Government Whip (17 Dec 2004 to 8 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (28 Oct 2002 to 17 Dec 2004)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

4. Sponsorships
Address of donor: PO Box 15, Deacon Road, Lincoln, LN2 4JB.
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of MP's Christmas card competition for local schoolchildren (total £1221.13, covering printing of cards and second-class postage).
Date of receipt: 15 October 2009
Date of acceptance: 15 October 2009
Donor status: company, registration number 232799
(Registered 24 December 2009)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
18 February 2009, I attended the Brit Awards, as a guest of BPI (British Phonographic Industry). (Registered 5 March 2009)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London which is rented out.

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