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Grant Shapps

The Secretary of State for Transport

Former Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield

@grantshapps https://facebook.com/grant.shapps

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A selection of Grant Shapps's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Contingent Liability - NPR Accommodation 5 Nov 2019

    I have today laid before Parliament a Departmental Minute describing a contingent liability raised as a result of a letter of comfort provided to Transport for the North. Unfortunately, due to the need to secure value for money it is not possible to allow the required 14 days’ notice prior to the liability going live. A delay until after the general election on 12 December or until...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Departmental Update 31 Oct 2019

    Transport plays a critical part in all our lives and is central to some of the biggest issues the country faces, including decarbonisation, growing our economy and uniting the country. I would like to update the House on key recent achievements by the Department for Transport. RailLaunched the Williams Rail Review in September 2018 to look at the structure of the whole rail industry,...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Licensing 29 Oct 2019

    The Government is taking robust action and will introduce national standards with Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Safeguarding Guidance, standardised checks, and enhanced enforcement. We will also pursue a national database. We intend to set out shortly these national standards which will safeguard passengers by monitoring adoption levels and engaging with authorities that do not...

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Former Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Grant Shapps campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Housing: Low Incomes
  • Departments: Property
  • Departmental Training
  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Transport (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (15 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (8 May 2015 to 28 Nov 2015)
  • Minister without Portfolio (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (11 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • The Minister for Housing (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 26 Feb 2007)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Grant Shapps’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 23 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 150 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 285 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 30 October 2017 until 30 April 2019, adviser to Avanti Communications Group plc, a satellite communications company of Cobham House, 20, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EB. I received £2,000 a month for an expected monthly commitment of approx. 7 hours, advising on the company's corporate responsibility programme. I donated pay from my first month to charity. I consulted ACoBA about this role. (Registered 02 November 2017; updated 22 May 2019)
Payments received from News UK & Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge St, London, SE1 9GF:
5 November 2018, received £150 for taking part in radio panel. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 19 November 2018)
29 March 2019, received £400 for article. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 08 April 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Savoy Hill House, 7-10 Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0BU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to British Summertime Hyde Park, plus refreshments, total value £533.90

Date received: 6 July 2019

Date accepted: 6 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 3245288

(Registered 22 July 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) EasyJet; (2) APPG on General Aviation, with funding from Heathrow Airport Ltd; JLT Management Services Ltd; London Luton Airport Operations Ltd; Boeing Defence UK Ltd; London Southend Airport Ltd; Royal Oak Strategic Partners; Boeing UK Ltd and Cargo Logic Air
Address of donor: (1) Hangar 89, London Luton Airport, LU2 9PF; (2) House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) flights costing £100; (2) hotel accommodation, food and airport transfers costing £637

Destination of visit: Vienna, Austria

Dates of visit: 5 - 7 November 2018

Purpose of visit: Visit to EASA Safety Conference, a General Aviation Conference, to speak on a panel and for meetings with stakeholders including the European Aviation Safety Agency.

(Registered 16 November 2018)
Name of donor: APPG on General Aviation, with funding from Heathrow Airport Ltd; JLT Management Services Ltd; London Luton Airport Operations Ltd; Boeing Defence UK Ltd; London Southend Airport Ltd; Royal Oak Strategic Partners; Boeing UK Ltd, Cargo Logic Air; London City Airport Ltd and Manchester Airport Group PLC.
Address of donor: c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): accommodation, food and transfers with a value of £500

Destination of visit: Friedrichshafen, Germany

Dates of visit: 12-13 April 2019

Purpose of visit: Visit to AERO, a General Aviation exhibition to meet with STEM aviation organisations and support British aviation technology export.

(Registered 17 April 2019)
Name of donor: European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) LLC
Address of donor: Square de Meeûs 37 BE- 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flights, one day conference attendance and an overnight hotel stay with a total cost of £650

Destination of visit: EBACE Conference, Geneva, Switzerland

Dates of visit: 20-21 May 2019

Purpose of visit: Visit to EBACE as Chair of the APPG on General Aviation, to give keynote speech and hold meetings with British businesses.

(Registered 28 May 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
PrintHouse Corporation Ltd.
8. Miscellaneous
From 2016, Chair of the British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) which brings together cross-party Members of Parliament dedicated to promoting better infrastructure across the United Kingdom. The group has received no external funding or other benefits. (Registered 25 January 2017)
From 1 July to 31 July 2018, unpaid Chair of the Governance Board for OpenBrix Ltd, a real-estate technology service start-up. This is an entry to which the rectification procedure was applied. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the 2015 Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 2 July 2018; updated 31 July 2018 and rectified 5 December 2018.)

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