Damian Hinds

Minister of State (Education)

Conservative MP for East Hampshire

@DamianHinds https://facebook.com/damian.hinds

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Damian Hinds) represents you, and all of the people who live in East Hampshire, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Conservative MP for East Hampshire

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

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Topics of interest

Damian Hinds campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Gcse
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • A3: Hampshire
  • Departmental Internet
  • Education: Assessments

Currently held offices

  • Member, School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill Committee (since 24 Apr 2024)
  • Minister of State (Education) (since 13 Nov 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Bill Committee ( 1 Feb 2023 to 8 Feb 2023)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (27 Oct 2022 to 13 Nov 2023)
  • Member, National Security Bill Committee (29 Jun 2022 to 11 Jul 2022)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) (13 Aug 2021 to 7 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (10 Mar 2020 to 19 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 19 Oct 2021)
  • The Secretary of State for Education ( 8 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (15 Jul 2016 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • The Exchequer Secretary ( 8 May 2015 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Rochdale 17 May 2024

    This government is committed to providing a world class education system for all children and has invested significantly in education to achieve that. Overall school funding, including the recently announced additional pensions funding, is rising to £60.7 billion in 2024/25, which is the highest ever level in real terms per pupil. This means that real terms funding for schools in England has...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance 17 May 2024

    This government is committed to providing a world class education system for all children and has invested significantly in education to achieve that. Including the additional funding for teachers’ pay and pensions, funding for both mainstream schools and high needs is £2.9 billion higher in 2024/25 than in 2023/24. The overall core school budget will total £60.7 billion in 2024/25, which...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: School Meals: Processed Food 16 May 2024

    There is no universally agreed definition of ultra-processed foods. The term defines foods by how much processing they have been through rather than their nutritional composition. The standards for school food are set out in The Requirements for School Food Regulations 2014. These regulations are designed to ensure that schools provide pupils with healthy food and drink options and to make...

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Desmond Pitcher
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 2 May 2024)
6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property (annex to residential property)
Number of properties: 1
Location: Hampshire
Interest held: from 1 January 2019
Rental income: from 1 January 2019
(Registered 7 March 2019)

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