Owen Paterson

MP, North Shropshire

North Shropshire Conservative

Owen Paterson campaigned to leave the European Union

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Owen Paterson’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) 6 Feb 2017

    I am not sure that the words “looking after Ireland” will be that welcome in a proud independent state, but the hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. He has taken the point I made: uncertainty is not good for Northern Ireland, and I shall happily vote against all the amendments, because they would lead to uncertainty. If EU funds have been provided, we can pick them up. The key...
  • Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) 6 Feb 2017

    I have listened to the debate with interest, but I had not intended to contribute, so I will be brief because other Members want to speak. I say to the right hon. Member for Gordon (Alex Salmond), the ex-leader of the SNP, that 17.4 million people voted to leave. The majority of the amendments that we are faced with this evening are wholly vexatious and are intended to frustrate the will of...
  • Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) 6 Feb 2017

    I like having a helpful intervention, which gives me another chance to remind the Committee that 17.4 million people across the UK voted for this result. The one thing that would be bad this evening is if we were to accept any of these amendments, because that would lead to uncertainty. What we need is clarity. After the vote last week, businesses, investors and those in jobs across the land...

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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

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Owen Paterson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 76.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 145 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Owen Paterson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 641 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Consultant to Randox Laboratories Ltd, a clinical diagnostics company, of 55 Diamond Road, Crumlin, BT29 4QY. This role began on 1 August 2015 and I received my first payment on 9 September 2015. Until further notice I expect to receive £4,166 a month, for an expected monthly commitment of 8 hours. I consulted the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments about this role. (Registered 07 October 2015)
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 a day for 6 days a year, £12,000 per annum in total. First payment received on 25 January 2017. (Registered 27 January 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK 2020 Ltd
Address of donor: America House, Rumford Court, Rumford Place, Liverpool L3 9DD

Amount of donation or nature of value if donation in kind: reimbursement for flights and other travel expenses, including two nights at a hotel during EU referendum campaign, value £1,713

Date received: 26 July 2016

Date accepted: 26 July 2016

Donor status: company, no 09245454

(Registered 18 August 2016)
Name of donor: Lynn’s Country Foods Ltd
Address of donor: Unit 6 Down Business Park, 46 Belfast Road, Downpatrick, County Down BT30 9UP

Amount of donation or nature of value if donation in kind: reimbursement of costs relating to a visit to Northern Ireland, accommodation £126 and transport £247.49; total £373.49

Date received: 15 September 2016

Date accepted: 15 September 2016

Donor status: company, registration NI 020172

(Registered 23 September 2016)
Name of donor: Randox Laboratories Ltd
Address of donor: 55 Diamond Road, Crumlin BT29 4QY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Dinner for my wife and me at the Randox Polo International event at Gleneagles, total value £240.

Date received: 10 September 2016

Date accepted: 10 September 2016

Donor status: company, registration NI 15738

(Registered 04 October 2016)
Name of donor: Randox Laboratories Ltd
Address of donor: 55 Diamond Road, Crumlin BT29 4QY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Dinner at the Randox Polo event at Bushmills, NI, total value £240 and estimated equivalent accommodation cost for two nights, value £200; total £440

Date received: 17-18 September 2016

Date accepted: 17 September 2016

Donor status: company, registration NI 15738

(Registered 04 October 2016)
Name of donor: UK 2020 Ltd
Address of donor: America House, Rumford Court, Rumford Place, Liverpool L3 9DD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: reimbursement for travel expenses (£52.67), two nights accommodation (£157), meals and sundries (£176.65) for UK 2020 events at Conservative Party Conference; total £386.32

Date received: 4 November 2016

Date accepted: 4 November 2016

Donor status: company, registration 09245454

(Registered 24 November 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: BASF, The Chemical Company
Address of donor: BASF SE, AP/K-L1555, 67177 Limburgerhof, Germany

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel £560; accommodation £170; hospitality approx. £100; total value £830, reimbursed on 6 January 2017.

Destination of visit: BASF Ludwigshafen, Germany

Dates of visit: 8-9 December 2016

Purpose of visit: Invited to speak on the agrochemical industry.

(Registered 27 January 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A share in buildings and agricultural land at Bunbury and Spurstow, Cheshire: (i) and (ii). (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share in buildings attached to my house near Ellesmere, Shropshire: (i) and (ii). (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share of a house in London: (i) and until 16 November 2016 (ii). (Registered 23 December 2014; updated 24 November 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Unpaid Chairman of UK2020 Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, which is a political think tank. The company meets my expenses associated with speaking engagements for it. (Registered 26 August 2016)

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