Alistair Burt

Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

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North East Bedfordshire Conservative

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 22 Nov 2017

    International Development: DFID's work on Bangladesh, Burma and the Rohingya crisis. 10:00 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Mr Khondker M Talha, Deputy High Commissioner of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Richard Montgomery, Director of Asia, Caribbean and Overseas Territories Division, Department for International Development Patrick...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Oman: Politics and Government 22 Nov 2017

    The UK has a broad and long-standing relationship with Oman, including a strong historic and current security and defence relationship. We are deeply committed to helping Oman protect its security, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and this is reflected through our significant defence cooperation. We have a well-established and significant loan service working within all three Omani...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Natural Disasters 22 Nov 2017

    In response to the 2011 Humanitarian Emergency Response Review, DFID committed to embed disaster resilience within all country programmes, influencing DFID’s overall bilateral spend, rather than having a separate funding line for disaster risk reduction. More recently, the UK’s new Humanitarian Reform Policy continues our commitment to build resilience. It has identified managing...

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Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Bury North

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Topics of interest

Alistair Burt campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Yarl's Wood
  • Departmental Correspondence
  • Yarl's Wood Detention Centre
  • Asylum Seekers

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (since 13 Jun 2017)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (since 13 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (8 May 2015 to 13 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (25 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (20 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (10 May 2005 to 20 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (18 Nov 2002 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 4 Mar 2002)
  • Member, International Development Committee (1 Jan 2001 to 12 Nov 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Dec 2002)
  • Minister (Department of Social Security) (Disabled) (6 Jul 1995 to 2 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (14 Apr 1992 to 6 Jul 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Alistair Burt’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — 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 95.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1174 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Biggleswade Conservative Club
Address of donor: St Andrews Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 8BA

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,650

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 31 March 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Avenue, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £3,250

Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain

Dates of visit: 9-11 December 2016

Purpose of visit: To participate in the IISS Manama Dialogue.

(Registered 10 January 2017)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (AICE)
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004 VIC Australia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, food, other travel and accommodation with a total value of £2,000

Destination of visit: Israel

Dates of visit: 16-19 December 2016

Purpose of visit: Tripartite Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue conference.

(Registered 20 January 2017)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a total value of £3,500

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 1-7 April 2017

Purpose of visit: As part of the UAE APPG, to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures to build on the bilateral relationship and promote trade and investment ties.

(Registered 25 April 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Eve Burt, as Office Manager.

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