Greg Hands

The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham

@GregHands https://facebook.com/greghandschelseafulham

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Greg Hands’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Greg Hands sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Greg Hands has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan 29 Apr 2021

    We note that in February 2021 the EU and Japan agreed to protect an additional 28 products from 12 EU countries under the EU Japan agreement. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) sets out an improved process for the addition of new Geographical Indications (GIs). Under CEPA, it has been agreed that all eligible UK products will be put through Japan’s GI approval...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan 29 Apr 2021

    We continue to work with the Government of Japan to ensure the process to protect more UK products is smooth. Unless there are exceptional circumstances - like a Japanese producer of Cornish clotted cream opposing that Geographical Indication - this should be a straightforward process. In the event that such proposals faced opposition in Japan we would inform relevant UK stakeholders and...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Japan 29 Apr 2021

    The UK Government was approached by a producer of Irish Poteen, who requested that Irish Poteen be included in the Geographical Indications (GIs) for protection under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (CEPA). We confirmed that we intended to include Irish Poteen in these GIs. The UK Government has not been approached by any other UK businesses regarding this. The UK...

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Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham

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

Also represented Hammersmith and Fulham

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Topics of interest

Greg Hands campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departmental Training
  • Departmental Electronic Equipment
  • Rackspace
  • Uzbekistan
  • FIFA World Cup

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (9 Jan 2018 to 21 Jun 2018)
  • Minister of State (Department for International Trade) (and Minister for London) (13 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (15 Jul 2016 to 13 Jun 2017)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (9 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (14 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (12 Mar 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (16 Jan 2006 to 27 Jun 2006)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Germany owned jointly with my wife: (i). (Registered 05 June 2015)

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