Owen Paterson

Conservative MP for North Shropshire

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Owen Paterson’s voting in Parliament

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

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Recent appearances

  • High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill: Clause 58 - Resumption of Previous use of Land 19 Jan 2021

    It is a great pleasure to speak in the debate. I begin by thanking the noble Lord Rosser for taking up the cause of my constituents in the village of Woore, a small village where Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire meet; Woore actually means boundary. It comprises a strip of about a mile and a half entailing Ireland’s Cross down to Pipe Gate, with a footpath that crosses the road three...
  • European Union (Future Relationship) Bill 30 Dec 2020

    Thank you very much indeed for calling me, Mr Deputy Speaker. May I give my particular thanks to the technical staff who just reconnected me, having lost the connection? Mr Deputy Speaker, this is the first time that I have spoken on any subject in the House since my wife’s suicide at the end of June. I would like to thank you and particularly Mr Speaker, and so many other colleagues who...
  • Agriculture Bill: Import of agricultural goods after IP completion day 13 May 2020

    It is a great pleasure to be called to speak in this debate. I draw attention to my entries in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, as I come from a long family of farmers, have interests in farming and food production, and represent a very successful rural constituency producing some of the finest food in the world, with absolutely top-class farmers and food producers. I strongly...

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Conservative MP for North Shropshire

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

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Topics of interest

Owen Paterson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Northern Ireland
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Badgers/Bovine TB
  • Bovine TB
  • Fisheries
  • Badgers
  • Avian Influenza

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (10 Nov 2006 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Oct 2005 to 10 Nov 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (21 Feb 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 1999 to 20 Nov 2000)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 August 2015 until further notice, Consultant to Randox Laboratories Ltd, a clinical diagnostics company, of 55 Diamond Road, Crumlin BT29 4QY. I consulted the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments about this role. From 20 April 2017, I expect to receive £8,333 a month for a monthly commitment of 16 hours. (Registered 07 October 2015; updated 26 April 2017)
From 14 December 2016, consultant to Lynn’s Country Foods Ltd, a processor and distributor of sausages in the United Kingdom, of Down Business Park, 46 Belfast Road, Downpatrick BT30 9UP. Until further notice I expect to receive £2,000 for 4 hrs every other month (24 hrs a year) to a total of £12,000 per annum. First payment received on 25 January 2017. (Registered 27 January 2017; updated 22 February 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: a badge providing complimentary entry to a number of race courses throughout 2021. The badge is not available for purchase but its estimated value is between £0 and £1,000, depending on usage.

Date received: 1 January 2021

Date accepted: 1 January 2021

Donor status: company, registration 02909409

(Registered 15 January 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 7 December 2020, a share in residential buildings and agricultural land at Bunbury and Spurstow, Cheshire: (i) and (ii). (Updated 23 December 2014 and 05 January 2021)
From 7 December 2020, residential buildings (with stabling) attached to my house near Ellesmere, Shropshire, which I formerly owned in part: (i) and (ii). (Updated 23 December 2014 and 05 January 2021)
From 7 December 2020, a house in London, which I formerly owned in part: (i). (Registered 23 December 2014; updated 24 November 2016, 21 February 2017 and 05 January 2021)
From 7 December 2020, a house in France: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 January 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 10 March 2020, unpaid Chairman of the Centre for Brexit Policy, a company limited by guarantee, which is a cross-party political think tank. Between 4 and 9 March 2020, I was an unpaid director. (Registered 30 March 2020; updated 22 June 2020)
From 12 October 2020, unpaid Trustee and Director of the Museum of Communist Terror. This organisation works to provide information and education about the deaths, terror and economic under-performance that took place under communist regimes with the ultimate aim of creating a museum. (Registered 12 October 2020)
From 22 December 2020, unpaid Chairman and Director of The Rose Paterson Trust Limited, which supports physical and mental health projects, suicide prevention and suicide bereavement. The Trust became a charity on 22 January 2021. (Registered 5 January 2021; updated 25 January 2021)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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