David Gauke

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

South West Hertfordshire Conservative

David Gauke’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Advance Payments 13 Nov 2017

    Advances are interest free and repayable over six months for those making a new claim, or 12 months for those who were on benefits before claiming universal credit. Our objective is to strike the right balance between supporting claimants with their living expenses and ensuring they have the ability to repay the advance.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Advance Payments 13 Nov 2017

    The deduction from subsequent payments that take into account an advance does not apply to the 40%. We have to remember that it is an advance. An advance gives people greater flexibility to access universal credit early, so they are able to cope during the initial assessment period.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Advance Payments 13 Nov 2017

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Universal credit is helping people to get into work and to progress in work. It is also clear that people on universal credit are spending more time looking for work than those on legacy benefits. It is really important that we all work to ensure the success of universal credit. We believe it will result in 250,000 more jobs—something worth achieving.

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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)

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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.
  • Has voted in 95.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Gauke’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1148 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 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: One hospitality ticket for Lords Cricket Ground with a value of £200

Date received: 8 July 2017

Date accepted: 8 July 2017

Donor status: company, registration 3251364

(Registered 13 September 2017)
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 for Lords Cricket Ground with a total value of £600

Date received: 9 September 2017

Date accepted: 9 September 2017

Donor status: company, registration 3251364

(Registered 13 September 2017)

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