Damian Hinds

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Conservative MP for East Hampshire

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

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Damian Hinds’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Damian Hinds sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Damian Hinds’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Damian Hinds’s full vote analysis page for more.

Damian Hinds has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Police Custody 5 Dec 2022

    We have requested the police make approximately 400 police cells available through Operation Safeguard. These cells will only be used if necessary. As of 1 December, no prisoners were housed in police cells as part of Operation Safeguard. Police forces across the country already use police cells occasionally to house prisoners overnight, for example due to late sitting courts. The triggering...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Police Custody 5 Dec 2022

    Arrangements have been agreed with police forces for the funding of Operation Safeguard. Owing to the many factors which affect demand for places, however, it is not possible to provide an estimate at this point. We are also putting in place additional measures to maximise capacity in the prison estate and are taking all practical steps to support the continued running of the criminal...
  • Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Bill 2 Dec 2022

    I start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Barrow and Furness (Simon Fell) on bringing forward this important Bill. It is a simple change, but the measure he has brought before the House today will, through its passage through this place, be a landmark reform. He spoke powerfully and made a very effective case by talking of real people and their case studies. He has been so...

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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

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (since 27 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (10 Mar 2020 to 19 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Digital, 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From January 2019, rental income from annex to residential property in Hampshire: (ii). (Registered 07 March 2019)

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