Sandra Gidley

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit 6 Apr 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average processing time of incapacity benefit applications was in (a) the UK and (b) each of the smallest geographical areas for which figures are available in each quarter of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Paediatric Cardiac Surgery 30 Mar 2010

    What progress has been made on the national review of paediatric cardiac surgery; and if he will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Paediatric Cardiac Surgery 30 Mar 2010

    There are concerns that the national specialised commissioning group has already decided to reduce the number of units to five and that certain arbitrary assumptions mean that the slightly smaller units will be at risk of closure. Southampton general hospital is internationally respected for its work in this field, so will the Minister assure me that safety outcomes and quality will be the...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey

Entered the House of Commons on 4 May 2000 — Byelection

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

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Education and Skills
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dentistry
  • Mental Health
  • Dental Services
  • Departmental Translation Services

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Health Minister (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (26 Apr 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (21 Mar 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Women & Older People, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (19 Oct 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Older People, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (1 Jun 2005 to 19 Oct 2005)
  • Women and Older People, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly column for Chemist and Druggist magazine, CMP Medica Ltd, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UY. (Up to £5,000)
£150 payment received on 4 July 2009 for article in Chemist and Druggist magazine (approx 400 words). Hours: 1½ (Registered 7 July 2009)
£150 payment received on 28 July 2009 for July column. Hours worked: 1½ (Registered 30 July 2009)
Payment of £150 received on 29 September 2009 for article (approx 400 words). Hours: 2 hrs. (3 November 2009)
Payment of £150 received on 14 October 2009 for article (approx 400 words). Hours: 1.5hrs. (3 November 2009)
Payment of £150 received on 12 November 2009 for article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2009)
I gave a talk, followed by a question and answer session, to the National Association of Dental Advisers, and was presented with a bottle of wine (value: £20 maximum). Address: private. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2009)
8 March 2010 I was a panellist on a debate on assisted suicide organised by the Soroptomists International of Winchester, and was presented with a pen and pencil set and a date stick (value £15 approximately). Hours: 5 hours approx for debate and preparation. (Registered 24 March 2010)
10 March 2010 I attended a BMA Question Time event at Southampton University, and was presented with a bottle of wine (value £10 approximately). Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2010)
6. Overseas visits
15-20 February 2009, to Ethiopia, in connection with the All-Party Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Rights report into material morbidity. Economy flight and five nights accommodation paid for by Marie Stopes International. (Registered 2 June 2009)
11. Miscellaneous
Pharmacist - no earned income from community pharmacy.

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