John Baron

Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

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John Baron’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Portcullis House: Trees 23 Nov 2022

    To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans there are to use the space previously occupied by fig trees in the Portcullis House Atrium.
  • Nuclear Test Veterans: Medals 22 Nov 2022

    I congratulate the Government and my hon. Friend the Minister on the good work he has done on this issue. The House may be aware that a number of colleagues on both sides have campaigned on this for quite a while. In 2012, I was lucky enough to lead a campaign that finally saw a Prime Minister, David Cameron at the time, acknowledge the work of the nuclear test veterans and thank them at the...
  • G20 17 Nov 2022

    I commend the Prime Minister for this country’s leadership across a range of issues, including on Russia. Does he share my enthusiasm and optimism for our accession to the CPTPP, given this trading bloc represents nearly 15% of the world’s GDP and offers so many opportunities for so many export industries, including the Scotch industry, for which tariffs will fall from 100%, in many...

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Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Billericay


Topics of interest

John Baron campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Department
  • Department of Health
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Cancer
  • Departmental Buildings
  • NHS: Negligence
  • Chiropody

Currently held offices

  • Member, Treasury Committee (since 21 Nov 2022)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 4 Jul 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jul 2003 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 2002 to 18 Mar 2003)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Nov 2001 to 16 Dec 2002)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 July 2018 until further notice, £800 (previously £600) a month for a monthly investment column in the FT’s Investors' Chronicle magazine. Address: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL. All fees are waived in lieu of FT donations to charities of my choice. Hours: 1 hr a month (1 column). (Updated 22 June 2015, 11 August 2016 and 02 July 2018)
From 1 January 2021, Chair of the Investment Committee of Baron and Grant Investment Management Limited, 66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH; a fund management company. Between 3 July 2020 and 1 January 2021, I was a person with significant control. (Registered 08 November 2020; updated 07 June 2021)
From 30 April 2021 until further notice, I receive £500 a month. Hours: 5 hrs month. First payment received on 17 May 2021. (Registered 07 June 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two investment residential properties in London: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 December 2012 and 17 July 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Equi Ltd. (Registered 05 July 2017; updated 07 June 2018 and 17 July 2018)
From 3 July 2020, Baron and Grant Investment Management Limited; a fund management company. (Registered 05 November 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
From 16 June 2015, Director of Equi Ltd. (Registered 07 June 2018; updated 17 July 2018)

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