Mark Harper

MP, Forest of Dean

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Forest of Dean Conservative

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 12 Sep 2018

    I want to pick up on the hon. Gentleman’s point about democracy, because more recently than Second Reading, a motion was put to the House on 19 June. The House was given a clear choice about whether to allow this Committee to make progress on the Bill without a money resolution. Notwithstanding predictions about what the House might do in future when it is given the Orders in Council,...
  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 12 Sep 2018

    I am reflecting on this from memory, so I hope the Committee will forgive me if I have not got it quite right, but I think the hon. Gentleman is putting a gloss on the way that this process perhaps worked in the past. I seem to remember that in 1968 the then Prime Minister, Lord Wilson, brought forward to the House a set of boundary proposals that were not advantageous to the Labour party and...
  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 12 Sep 2018

    With the greatest respect, the boundary commissions gave their final proposals to the Government only on Monday. The Government could not have drafted the Orders in Council until they received those proposals. They could not have anticipated that the draft proposals would remain unchanged, and I do not think they remain completely unchanged. Drafting legislation is a complex process. Only...

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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

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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Mark Harper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 43 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1167 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 February 2017 until 31 January 2019, a senior advisor to DWF LLP (a law firm) of 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AA. I provide strategic advice for which I receive £3,000 per month for an expected commitment of 20 hours per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 February 2017; updated 28 February 2018)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI Ltd) (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £2,500 (2) Bus travel and airport VIP service with a value of £500

Destination of visit: Israel

Dates of visit: 27 May - 1 June 2018

Purpose of visit: Trade delegation.

(Registered 14 June 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising).

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