Owen Paterson

MP, North Shropshire

North Shropshire Conservative

Owen Paterson’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union: English Regions 27 Apr 2017

    On his visits around the regions of the UK, will the Minister make it clear that to deliver the Prime Minister’s commitment to take back control of our money, our laws and our borders, we must leave the single market, leave the customs union and establish sovereign control of our borders and all the maritime waters within the exclusive economic zone?
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    I begin by echoing the previous comments, particularly those of the Secretary of State, on the vile and cowardly bomb left outside Holy Cross Boys Primary School in the Ardoyne. I commend all those in the security forces who handled the incident and who handle similar incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every week of the year. We all owe them a great debt of thanks for the manner in...
  • Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill 24 Apr 2017

    I do not like to comment on the motives of any political party. I would just like to say that, as someone who has been involved in Northern Ireland—I had three years as shadow Secretary of State and two years as the real Secretary of State—there is such good will among the populace across all parts of the community. I do not like talking about communities; I like talking about the...

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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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 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 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)
Payment of £4,399.06 expected from the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association Ltd (NIMEA), Lissue House, 31 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn BT29 2SL in return for a speech on 1 March 2017. Hours: 5 hrs. Travel and accommodation also provided. (Registered 08 March 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)
Name of donor: Tönissteiner Kreis
Address of donor: Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Breite Strasse 29, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel £510; accommodation approx. £100; hospitality approx. £100; total value £710. Expenses reimbursed on 21 January 2017.

Destination of visit: Berlin, Germany

Date of visit: 20-21 January 2017

Purpose of visit: Speaking at Tönissteiner Kreis Annual Conference.

(Registered 22 February 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 October 2016 (ii). (Registered 23 December 2014; updated 24 November 2016 and 21 February 2017)
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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