Gavin Williamson

Conservative MP for South Staffordshire

@GavinWilliamson https://facebook.com/gavinforsouthstaffs

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Recent appearances

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions 21 Jun 2022

    Across the horn of Africa, we are seeing one of the worst droughts in 40 years. Coupled with the tragedy of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that is pushing millions of people into starvation. What more can we do to help on the ground and save lives? [R]
  • Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda 15 Jun 2022

    Will my right hon. Friend update the House as to whether, since the French elections, the French Government have had a more proactive approach to working with the UK Government to tackle the issue at source, at the channel?
  • Fly-tipping and Illegal Dumping — [SIR MARK HENDRICK in the Chair] 24 May 2022

    The Minister made the strong point that it is important for local authorities to take responsibility and to use the powers that they have as effectively as possible. Is she willing to consider the prospect of increasing the amount of the fixed penalty fine that they can levy? I think it is currently set at £500. Could that be increased substantially?

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Conservative MP for South Staffordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Gavin Williamson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
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  • Departmental Training
  • Departmental Rail Travel
  • Mass Media
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Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Education (24 Jul 2019 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (2 Nov 2017 to 1 May 2019)
  • Chief Whip (14 Jul 2016 to 2 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jun 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
From 30 September 2016, honorary membership for life of the Carlton Club. (Registered 25 March 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel, and meals with a value of £3,865

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 10-15 February 2022

Purpose of visit: APPG for Qatar visit to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations.

(Registered 01 March 2022)
Name of donor: Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
Address of donor: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, meals and miscellaneous costs, value £4,620.78

Destination of visit: Somaliland

Dates of visit: 16-21 February 2022

Purpose of visit: Trade and political visit, including meetings with the Somaliland President and other ministers and a visit to Berbera port.

(Registered 08 March 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 25 October 2021, Gratton Lansdowne, a company set up to manage my financial affairs and investments. (Registered 19 November 2021)

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