John Whittingdale’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Iran 25 Sep 2019

    I strongly welcome my right hon. Friend’s continued championing of the cause of media freedom, on which Iran’s record is one of the worst in the world. In particular, will he continue to press Iran to cease the persecution of families of members of the BBC Persian service, who have faced arbitrary arrest, asset freezes, passport confiscation and surveillance?
  • Legal Advice: Prorogation 25 Sep 2019

    Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that there is a judgment that is superior to that of any court’s? That is the judgment of the British people. It has once been given on the question of whether this country should remain a member of the European Union, but it has twice been prevented from being expressed in a vote of this House. Is it not now time that we allow them to give their...
  • Education Funding 3 Sep 2019

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that many good schools, such as William de Ferrers School in my constituency, had made heroic efforts to find savings in recent years in order to eliminate budget deficits, and were now, very reluctantly, having to consider increasing class sizes and dropping subjects? May I therefore thank him for recognising the need for extra funds? Will he confirm that in...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Maldon

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Maldon and East Chelmsford; Colchester South and Maldon

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Topics of interest

John Whittingdale campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Trade and Industry
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • BBC
  • LNM Holdings
  • Unlicensed Broadcasting
  • Icelandic Trawlermen (Compensation)
  • Correspondence

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Chair, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (8 Sep 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 8 Sep 2011)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative 1922 Committee (1 Jul 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1 Jul 2004 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1 Nov 2003 to 1 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (23 Jul 2002 to 15 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (18 Sep 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 29 Oct 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 1998)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (5 Jul 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from AlphaSights Ltd, Thames Court, 1 Queenhithe, London EC4V 3DX:
10 October 2018, received £741.67 for advice on state of UK media industry and regulatory issues. Hours: 1.5 hours. (Registered 25 October 2018)
17 January 2019, received £733.33 for advice on the UK economy. Hours: 1.5 hours. (Registered 21 January 2019)
5 February 2019, received £500 for advice on UK Government structure. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 February 2019)
23 March 2019, received £816 for advice on the UK economy. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2019)
From 22 April 2017 until 31 March 2019, member of an advisory board providing advice on media policy issues and regulatory developments to South West News Service, Media Centre, Emma Chris Way, Filton, Bristol BS34 7JU, for which I received £1,000 a month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. First payment received 1 May 2017. Hours: 6 hrs a month. (Register 04 July 2017; updated 27 March 2019)
1 April 2017 until further notice, providing advice on regulatory issues and policy development to Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN. From 1 October 2018, I receive £2,000 a quarter. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. Hours: 12 hrs a quarter. (Registered 04 July 2017; updated 25 October 2018)
From 16 August 2017 until further notice, adviser to the Federation of International Polo, Miraflores 1556, 11500 Montevideo, Uruguay, for which I receive £3,000 a quarter. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. First payment received: 4 September 2017. Hours: 6 hours a month. (Registered 11 October 2017)
18 December 2018, received £800 from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 14 January 2019)
From 1 April 2019 until further notice, Non-Executive Director of South West News Service, Media Centre, Emma Chris Way, Filton, Bristol BS34 7JU, for which I receive £1,250 a month. Hours: 8 hrs a month. (Registered 01 April 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: NBC Universal International
Address of donor: Central St Giles, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8NU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the BAFTA Film Awards and Dinner, value: £2,200

Date received: 10 February 2019

Date accepted: 10 February 2019

Donor status: company, registration 04415234

(Registered 27 February 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Address of donor: 30 Great Peter St, Westminster, London SW1P 2BU

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation £638.46; food and drink £247.78; local transportation £222.49; total value £1,108.73. Flights provided by a non-registrable source.

Destination of visit: Jakarta, Indonesia

Dates of visit: 16-21 August 2019

Purpose of visit: APPG Indonesia trip to build UK-Indonesian understanding and partnerships on issues important to the bilateral relationship.

(Registered 19 September 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 08 October 2012)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 September 2018, a Trustee of the Royal Albert Hall. (Registered 28 March 2019)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My daughter, Alice Whittingdale, is employed as a Researcher at Pagefield Communications, The Courtyard Studio, 18 Marshall Street, London W1F 7BE. (Registered 21 January 2019)

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