Simon Hart

The Secretary of State for Wales

Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire


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Simon Hart’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Simon Hart sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Simon Hart has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Referendums: Wales 29 Apr 2021

    I have had no discussions with the Welsh Government on a Welsh independence referendum. The value to Wales of being part of a strong United Kingdom has been clearly demonstrated by the UK Government’s actions during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have safeguarded Welsh jobs through employment support schemes like the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme,...
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: UK Trade with EU: Wales 22 Apr 2021

    The Government remains committed to ensuring that all businesses are able to seize the opportunities our new trading relationship with the EU brings. We have successfully agreed wide-ranging provisions that seek to facilitate trade by avoiding unnecessary regulatory, non-tariff, barriers between the two parties and continue to offer a wide range of support to businesses exporting to the EU....
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Contact Tracing 22 Apr 2021

    I discuss a wide range of issues relating to the Coronavirus pandemic with Cabinet colleagues on a regular basis. However, The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales is not the lead UK Government Department responsible for the NHS Test and Trace database system policy. The lead department is the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).

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Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

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

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Topics of interest

Simon Hart campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Squirrels
  • Broadband
  • Private Prosecutions

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Wales (since 16 Dec 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (27 Jul 2019 to 16 Dec 2019)
  • Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (26 Oct 2017 to 20 Dec 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (26 Oct 2017 to 20 Dec 2017)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (14 Oct 2015 to 22 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: 8hwe Ltd
Address of donor: 106 Cleveland St, London W1T 6NX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 1 February 2021

Date accepted: 1 February 2021

Donor status: company, registration 04024808

(Registered 03 February 2021)
Name of donor: Landsker Business Club
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000

Date received: 3 February 2021

Date accepted: 3 February 2021

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 03 February 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Abigail Kate Hart, as Office Manager. (Updated 06 April 2017)

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