Alun Cairns

Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan

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Alun Cairns’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Alcohol Taxation 7 Jul 2022

    It has been a privilege to hold this debate and I am grateful to all Members who have contributed. I think it is obvious that right across the House there is strong support for the need for change and for the direction of travel that the Government have introduced, but also a recognition of the need for further change. The hon. Member for St Albans (Daisy Cooper) highlighted the challenges...
  • Alcohol Taxation 7 Jul 2022

    I beg to move, “That this House has considered Alcohol Duty and tax on alcohol.” I am grateful to the hon. Member for Gateshead (Ian Mearns) and the Backbench Business Committee for selecting this important topic for consideration, and to all Members across the House who supported the case that it should be considered. This debate is hugely important to a large number of businesses...
  • Alcohol Taxation 7 Jul 2022

    The hon. Member makes an extremely important point. As I said, some people are encouraged to drink more at home by the discounted prices offered by the large retailers. I would add that in Scotland and Wales—I am not so familiar with the position in Northern Ireland—the retailers receive the extra differential with minimum alcohol pricing, in comparison with what is available in England....

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Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan

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

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Topics of interest

Alun Cairns campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Treasury
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Work and Pensions
  • Broadband
  • Departmental Consultants
  • Trade Union Officials
  • Mobile Phones
  • Business: Government Assistance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Wales (19 Mar 2016 to 16 Dec 2019)
  • Government Whip (15 Jul 2014 to 19 Mar 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (15 Jul 2014 to 19 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (9 May 2011 to 12 May 2014)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys:
11 November 2021, received £120. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 29 November 2021)
11 November 2021, received £170. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 29 November 2021)
19 November 2021, received £100. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 29 November 2021)
9 December 2021, received £150. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 20 December 2021)
From 1 July 2020 until 31 January 2022, Senior Adviser to BBI Group (global life science and diagnostic company), Parkway, Pen y Fan Industrial Estate, Crumlin NP11 3EF. I received £15,000 a year, paid monthly, for providing strategic advice to the Board. Hours: up to 70 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 14 July 2020; updated 11 February 2022)
From 1 September 2020, Senior Adviser to Veezu Holdings Ltd (private hire transport and technology platform), Raleigh House, Langstone Business Village, Newport NP18 2LH. Until further notice I receive £15,000 a year, paid monthly, for providing strategic advice. Hours: up to 70 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 28 September 2020)
From 1 June 2021, Adviser to Elite Partners Capital Pte Ltd (global property investment firm), 8 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec Tower 3 #37-02, Singapore S038988. Until further notice I receive £30,000 per year, paid monthly, for providing strategic advice to the Board. Hours: up to 84 hrs a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 11 June 2021)
Payments from Savanta ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys:
4 March 2021, received £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2021)
30 March 2021, received £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2021)
14 May 2021, received £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2021)
25 June 2021, received £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2021)
30 July 2021, received £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 03 August 2021)
1 November 2021, received £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 29 November 2021)
6 December 2021, received £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 20 December 2021)
20 January 2022, received £225 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 January 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley St, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, meals and miscellaneous costs, total value £3,865

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 10-15 February 2022

Purpose of visit: Qatar APPG 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, bilateral relations and broader regional issues.

(Registered 07 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, total 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 07 March 2022)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar
Address of donor: Almirqab Tower, West Bay, Doha, Qatar

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (including an upgrade), accommodation, internal travel and meals with a value of £5,458

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 25-28 March 2022

Purpose of visit: Participation at the Doha Forum 2022.

(Registered 21 April 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in Cardiff: (i) and (ii).
On 26 August 2021, my family home in the Vale of Glamorgan, which I co-own with my wife, was used as a backdrop for a photo-shoot: (i) and, on 26 August 2021, (ii). The one-off fee was paid to my wife’s business on 2 September 2021. (Registered 14 September 2021)

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