Liam Byrne

Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

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About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Liam Byrne) represents you, and all of the people who live in Birmingham, Hodge Hill, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Liam Byrne campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business and Trade
  • Universal Credit
  • Students: Loans
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Housing Benefit
  • Work Programme

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 15 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Liaison Sub-Committee on Scrutiny of Strategic Thinking in Government (since 19 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Committee (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Committee (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Sub-Committee on National Policy Statements (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (since 18 Oct 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill Committee (19 Oct 2022 to 29 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (25 Jan 2022 to 27 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee ( 5 Jan 2022 to 28 Nov 2023)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy) (17 Jul 2017 to 10 Apr 2020)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 7 Oct 2013 to 12 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury ( 6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster ( 3 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office) (25 Jan 2008 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (29 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration) (28 Jun 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum) ( 9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality) (22 May 2006 to 8 May 2007)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) ( 5 May 2006 to 22 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (22 Feb 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Points of Order 23 Apr 2024

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I seek your counsel? My Business and Trade Committee now has oversight of arms control, and is stepping up to its duty by holding tomorrow its first hearing on arms exports to Israel. Some 20 days ago, we requested that Ministers from the Department for Business and Trade and the Foreign Office come and give evidence. They did not reply; they had...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Wassenaar Arrangement 19 Apr 2024

    To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Wassenaar Arrangement in controlling the dual-use export of (a) artificial intelligence, (b) quantum computing, (c) biometric tools and data and (d) intangible technology transfers.
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Wassenaar Arrangement 19 Apr 2024

    To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he is taking diplomatic steps to reform (a) the Wassenaar Arrangement and (b) other export control and non-proliferation agreements.

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Last updated: 15 Apr 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Writing a book
Payer: Head of ZeusUK, 5-8 Hardwick Street, London EC1R 4RG
Payment: £2,500 as a further advance for a book.
Received on: 12 April 2023. Hours: no additional hours.
(Registered 21 June 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: UK Committee for UNICEF
Address of donor: 1 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London E20 1HZ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (£1,580.52), accommodation (£320), food and other hospitality (£300), value £2,200.52
Destination of visit: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Arba Mintch, Yabello and Dubluk)
Dates of visit: 3 April 2023 to 6 April 2023
Purpose of visit: To join a parliamentary delegation observing the malnutrition crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa and UNICEF’s programmatic work there.
(Registered 18 April 2023)
Name of donor: The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund
Address of donor: 66 avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (£1,599), accommodation (£1,598), sundries (estimated at £127), value £3,324
Destination of visit: United States (Washington DC)
Dates of visit: 9 April 2023 to 13 April 2023
Purpose of visit: In my capacity as Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and international Monetary Fund, to attend the organisations Spring Meetings.
(Registered 15 May 2023)
Name of donor: The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund
Address of donor: 66 avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (£732), accommodation (£557), sundries (estimated at £100), value £1,389
Destination of visit: Morocco (Rabat and Marrakech)
Dates of visit: 4 June 2023 to 8 June 2023
Purpose of visit: In my capacity as Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and international Monetary Fund, to attend a field trip in advance of annual meetings to be held in Morocco in October 2023.
(Registered 3 July 2023)

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