Matthew Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Conservative MP for West Suffolk

@matthancock https://facebook.com/matthancockofficial

Matthew Hancock’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Consultation on Pensions for NHS Clinicians 23 Jul 2019

    The NHS Pension Scheme is a generous and valuable part of the package of pay, terms and conditions for NHS staff, which continues to compare favourably with schemes in other sectors. However, the interaction between the NHS pension scheme and the tapered annual allowance means some clinicians are facing unintended consequences. The tapered allowance rightly aims to see more higher earners...
  • Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Access to Drugs 23 Jul 2019

    Our highest priority is for patients to continue to have access to medicines and medical products in all Brexit scenarios. As a responsible Government, we will minimise any disruption in our exit, deal or no deal. On 26 June, we set out our approach to ensuring continuity of supply. I discussed this last week with the head of the NHS, and Professor Keith Willett wrote to all NHS trusts...
  • Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Access to Drugs 23 Jul 2019

    Yes, we secured the requirements ahead of a potential exit on 29 March, and we are doing the necessary work to ensure that capacity is available, whatever the Brexit scenario, on 31 October.

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Conservative MP for West Suffolk

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

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Topics of interest

Matthew Hancock campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Taxis
  • Wines
  • Departmental Furniture
  • Departmental Allowances

Currently held offices

  • Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (since 9 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (8 Jan 2018 to 9 Jul 2018)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (3 Jul 2017 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy) (15 Jul 2016 to 3 Jul 2017)
  • The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Minister of State for Portsmouth (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Minister for Universities and Science (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (19 Oct 2010 to 12 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Matthew Hancock’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 87.19% 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.
  • 162 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Matthew Hancock’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 848 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Sep 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Disciple Media Ltd
Address of donor: Atrium Building, Stables Market, London NW1 8AH

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Digital app, market value approximately £6,000 per annum

Date received: 1 February 2018

Date accepted: 1 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 8075740

(Registered 06 February 2018)
Name of donor: Rachel Hood
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 19 December 2018

Date accepted: 19 December 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Tattersalls Ltd
Address of donor: 125 High Street, Newmarket CB8 9BT

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 23 January 2019

Date accepted: 23 January 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00791113

(Registered 30 January 2019)
Name of donor: Disciple Media Ltd
Address of donor: Atrium Building, Stables Market, London NW1 8AH

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Digital app, market value approximately £6,000 per annum

Date received: 1 February 2019

Date accepted: 1 February 2019

Donor status: company, registration 8075740

(Registered 04 February 2019)
Name of donor: Unex Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: Church Lane, Stetchworth, Newmarket CB8 9TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 for constituency office costs

Date received: 17 May 2019

Date accepted: 7 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 0349284

(Registered 18 June 2019; updated 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: Tattersalls Ltd
Address of donor: Terrace House, 125 High Street, Newmarket CB8 9BT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for constituency office costs

Date received: 31 May 2019

Date accepted: 7 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00791113

(Registered 18 June 2019; updated 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: John Gosden Ltd
Address of donor: Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BY

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for constituency office costs

Date received: 21 May 2019

Date accepted: 7 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 1076734

(Registered 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: Peter Stanley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for constituency office costs

Date received: 22 May 2019

Date accepted: 7 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 July 2019)
Name of donor: Ashmoat Ltd
Address of donor: The Old Rectory, Stradbroke Rd, Eye IP21 5EJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for constituency office costs

Date received: 28 May 2019

Date accepted: 7 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05095713

(Registered 04 July 2019)
Name of donor: Lord James Bethell
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 25 March 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 July 2019)
Name of donor: Connaught International Ltd
Address of donor: 130 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 4UR

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 2 April 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 10540137

(Registered 08 July 2019)
Name of donor: Strike 2 Unlimited
Address of donor: 5 Elstree Gate, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 4 April 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 08698246

(Registered 08 July 2019; updated 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: @Unbound
Address of donor: Unit 18, Waterside, 44-48 Wharf Road, London N1 7UX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 26 April 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 07279146

(Registered 08 July 2019)
Name of donor: Steve Harman
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 28 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 July 2019)
Name of donor: Oliver Pawle
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 28 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 July 2019)
Name of donor: Weller Management Ltd
Address of donor: 2-4 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross SL9 9QE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 29 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 06808439

(Registered 08 July 2019)
Name of donor: Ian Taylor
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 4 June 2019

Date accepted: 10 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 July 2019)
Name of donor: Jonathan Goodwin
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 2 April 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Debbie Wosskow
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 2 April 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Paul Shea
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 14 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Ned Cecil, Viscount Cranborne
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 19 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Paul Shea
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 22 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Ian R Smith
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 30 May 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Rick Haythornthwaite
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 10 June 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Wol Kolade
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 10 June 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Daniell Piers
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 10 June 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: George Iacabescu
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,990 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 14 June 2019

Date accepted: 10 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 July 2019)
Name of donor: Tim Luke
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 13 May 2019

Date accepted: 15 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 July 2019)

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