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:

  • Simon Hart voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Domestic Visits 21 Jul 2020

    Details of Ministerial visits and meetings are published on the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales’ website and in Quarterly Ministerial Transparency Returns. In addition, visits and meetings conducted in support of the Wales Office Business Plan are published in the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales Annual Report and Accounts. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State...
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Agriculture: Coronavirus 20 Jul 2020

    The UK Government is acutely aware of the pressures facing Welsh farmers as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. We are hugely grateful for the hard work they have done – and continue to do – to maintain vital food supply chains, and we know how essential farming is to rural communities in Wales. Whilst we are pleased to see business now returning as shops and restaurants reopen, this has...
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Tourism: Coronavirus 20 Jul 2020

    The UK Government recognises the challenges faced by businesses in the wake of Covid-19. This is why we acted quickly and decisively to provide an unprecedented level of support to protect businesses, jobs and incomes in the tourism industry in Wales. By the end of June, the UK Government had supported 378,400 Welsh jobs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and 108,000 self-employed...

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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
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Squirrels
  • Broadband
  • Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 November 2015 until 30 July 2019, High Net Worth Consultant for the Countryside Alliance of 1 Spring Mews, Tinworth St, London SE11 5AN. I received £7,500 every quarter in return for a commitment of approximately 8 hrs a week. (Registered 10 December 2015; updated 31 July 2019)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing parliamentary panel surveys:
28 January 2019, received £75 for November 2018 survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
29 April 2019, received £75 for January 2019 survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 September 2019)
17 May 2019, received £150 for February and March 2019 surveys. Hours: 30 mins in total. (Registered 09 September 2019)
9 September 2019, received £150 for May and June 2019 survey. Hours: 30 mins in total. (Registered 09 September 2019)
5 December 2019, received £75 for July 2019 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 09 January 2020)
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: 26 June 2019

Date accepted: 26 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 04024808

(Registered 31 July 2019)
Name of donor: Marc Pennick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 5 September 2019

Date accepted: 11 September 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 September 2019)
Name of donor: Landsker Business Club
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 16 September 2019

Date accepted: 16 September 2019

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 10 October 2019)
Name of donor: Michael O’Reilly
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 29 October 2019

Date accepted: 29 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 October 2019)
Name of donor: Fraser Duffin
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 11 November 2019

Date accepted: 11 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 December 2019)
Name of donor: United & Cecil Club
Address of donor: c/o Nathan Steinberg, Kreston Reeves, 24 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4YX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 6 November 2019

Date accepted: 6 November 2019

Donor status: members' association

(Registered 23 December 2019; updated 07 January 2020)
Name of donor: United & Cecil Club
Address of donor: c/o Nathan Steinberg, Kreston Reeves, 24,Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4YX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Date received: 27 November 2019

Date accepted: 27 November 2019

Donor status: members' association

(Registered 23 December 2019; updated 07 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: England and Wales Cricket Board
Address of donor: Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8QZ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket to the Cricket World Cup Semi-final, value £366

Date received: 11 July 2019

Date accepted: 11 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 03251364

(Registered 01 August 2019)
Name of donor: England and Wales Cricket Board
Address of donor: Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8QZ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to the Cricket World Cup Final, total value £948

Date received: 14 July 2019

Date accepted: 14 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 03251364

(Registered 01 August 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 15 September 2015 until 30 July 2019, Chair (unpaid) of the Countryside Alliance, an organisation which promotes and protects rural life. (Registered 21 December 2017; updated 31 July 2019)
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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