Robert Goodwill

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby

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Robert Goodwill’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • Robert Goodwill generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Unsustainable Packaging — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] 24 Jun 2019

    I thank the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner)—he represents a city that leads the world in many ways, including cycling—for securing this debate, as it comes at a time of significant public interest in plastics and concern about their environmental impact. Plastics used in food packaging, which generates a considerable amount of waste plastics, are a great concern. The number...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Biofuels 24 Jun 2019

    The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not had any meetings with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential benefits for the farming sector of the introduction of E10 or future use of bioethanol. In increasing targets under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation in April, the Government made clear that moving to E10 fuel could make achieving the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Statistics 21 Jun 2019

    Details on the UK Statistics Authority’s interventions are published in the correspondence[1], publications[2], and issues log[3] sections of their website since 2010. The Authority’s Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) also carry out regular assessments and systemic reviews, details of which can also be found on the Authority’s website[4]. In September 2018, the Authority...

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Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby

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

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Topics of interest

Robert Goodwill campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Motor Vehicles: Registration
  • Motor Vehicles: Testing
  • Driving: Licensing
  • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties
  • Railways: Freight

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 5 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 22 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (5 Mar 2018 to 8 Apr 2019)
  • Minister of State (Education) (12 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • The Minister for Immigration (15 Jul 2016 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • Government Whip (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (8 Nov 2006 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Dec 2006)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Jun 2019.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation £258; flights £285; total value £543

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 16-18 May 2018

Purpose of visit: Meetings with Gibraltar Ministers, MPs and others.

(Registered 04 June 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Southwood Farm, Terrington, York, which is farmed "in hand": (i) and (ii).
Three industrial units at Southwood Farm, Terrington, York: (i) and (ii).
Four houses in Teesside. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i) and (ii).
A residential property in North Yorkshire which is under renovation with a view to letting. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i). (Registered 03 April 2012)
Flat in London. Administered by R W Goodwill, Property Division: (i) and (ii). (Registered 10 April 2012)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd; cemetery company
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Barclays; banking
8. Miscellaneous
I own a commercial ship which is leased to an operator and from which I receive income. (Updated 29 May 2012)
Unremunerated managing director of Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd; see entry in Category 7 above. (Updated 13 May 2015)
Farmer; R W Goodwill, Southwood Farm, Terrington, York. I draw no money from the farm. (Updated 13 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Maureen Goodwill, as Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker.

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