Mark Harper

Conservative MP for Forest of Dean

@Mark_J_Harper https://facebook.com/mark.harper.fod

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Mark Harper’s voting in Parliament

Mark Harper is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • CHOGM, G7 and NATO Summits 4 Jul 2022

    When the Prime Minister’s remarks at the NATO summit were reported last week, the commitment to spending 2.5% on defence appeared to be quite solid. His remarks today are less so. Is that a commitment, and how are we going to pay for it? We have to have a credible plan to pay for it. Are we going to put up taxes, or are we going to reduce expenditure in other areas to deliver what is a...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Fees and Charges 28 Jun 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the additional financial support announced by the Chancellor in the Economy Update of 26 May 2022 and set out in the Cost of living support factsheet: 26 May 2022 will be taken into account when individual contributions to social care costs are calculated.
  • Treasury: Inflation 28 Jun 2022

    One of the really insidious effects of inflation is that it imposes more costs on the poorest in society. What steps will the Chancellor take to make sure not just that we protect people today, but that inflation expectations are not locked in, locking in high inflation for the future, which would be the worst thing we could do for the poorest in our society?

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Conservative MP for Forest of Dean

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Mark Harper campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Afghanistan
  • Departmental Written Questions
  • Departmental Disabled Staff
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Departmental ICT

Other offices held in the past

  • Chief Whip (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Administration Committee (10 Mar 2014 to 1 Dec 2014)
  • The Minister for Immigration (6 Sep 2012 to 8 Feb 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (29 Jun 2009 to 23 Nov 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (8 Dec 2005 to 1 Apr 2007)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Nov 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: G4S Risk Consulting Ltd
Address of donor: 46 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Security training for myself and my office team, value £1,920

Date received: 8 April 2022

Date accepted: 8 April 2022

Donor status: company, registration 04047630

(Registered 11 April 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Whilst Conservative Chief Whip in the House of Commons, I accepted Honorary membership of the Carlton Club for life. (Registered 06 August 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising).
From 5 November 2020, Chairman of the Covid Recovery Group, a group of Conservative MPs and peers which co-ordinates parliamentary work to facilitate the country’s recovery from Covid 19. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 26 January 2021)

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