David Gauke

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

South West Hertfordshire Conservative

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David Gauke

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Housing and Social Security 22 Jun 2017

    It is a great pleasure to conclude this debate on the Gracious Speech. I thank all hon. Members from all parties who have contributed. Members from all parts of the United Kingdom have covered a wide range of subjects and it has been a very good and insightful debate. I will not respond to every Member who has spoken, but I will respond particularly to those who made their maiden speeches,...
  • Housing and Social Security 22 Jun 2017

    There is a sedentary comment that it is all zero-hours contracts. The employment numbers that came out last week are striking because the increase was overwhelmingly a consequence of full-time employment. We must bear in mind that those on zero-hours contracts constitute, what, 3%? [Interruption.] Less than 3%: 2.8% of the overall workforce. The majority of those people, when surveyed, say...
  • Housing and Social Security 22 Jun 2017

    We reduced the taper rate recently, so we have taken steps in that direction. One of the attributes of universal credit, however, is that it does not have the cliff edges of the legacy system that we have run up to now, which features all the disincentives to work for more hours and take on more work. We believe that one of the great benefits of universal credit is that it will always be...

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Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire

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

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Topics of interest

David Gauke campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Open Source Software
  • Departmental Computers
  • Police
  • Outsourcing
  • Child Benefit: Personal Records

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 11 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (14 Jul 2016 to 11 Jun 2017)
  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (15 Jul 2014 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • The Exchequer Secretary (13 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2009 to 7 Dec 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (13 Feb 2006 to 17 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Jun 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all David Gauke’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 1112 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: England and Wales Cricket Board
Address of donor: Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8 8QZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: three hospitality tickets with a total value of £600

Date received: 16 July 2016

Date accepted: 16 July 2016

Donor status: company, registration 3251364

(Registered 28 July 2016)

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