Mark Garnier

Conservative MP for Wyre Forest

@Mark4WyreForest https://facebook.com/markrtgarnier

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Mark Garnier’s voting in Parliament

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

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Recent appearances

  • India-UK Trade Negotiations — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 22 Feb 2022

    My hon. Friend is making a strong point about how reducing barriers to entry will increase trading opportunities with India. Does he agree, however, that it is the job of the Department for International Trade to do not only trade policy but trade promotion? The Tradeshow Access Programme and other good innovations are required to support British businesses that are seeking to take advantage...
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Standards in Public Life: Local Authorities 24 Jan 2022

    What steps he is taking to ensure standards in public life are upheld at local authority level.
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Standards in Public Life: Local Authorities 24 Jan 2022

    I am sure that you of all people, Mr Speaker, would agree that standards of politicians at every level are not always observed. On Wyre Forest District Council, a local councillor has been sanctioned for not the first, but the fourth time, for standards breaches. In this case, it was the leader of the Liberal Democrat group, but I think that we would all agree that frequent offenders who see...

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Conservative MP for Wyre Forest

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

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Topics of interest

Mark Garnier campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Building Inspectors
  • Construction: Companies
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Construction: Complaints
  • Tobacco: Packaging

Currently held offices

  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 20 May 2021)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (10 Feb 2020 to 14 Sep 2020)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 19 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2022, Principal Speaker for BRI Wealth Management plc, BRI House, Elm Court, Meriden Business Park, Meriden CV5 9RL. From 1 April 2020, I receive £10,000 per annum, paid in quarterly instalments, for speaking at eight client events and writing occasional articles for client newsletters. Hours: 64 hrs in total. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. Hours: 64 hrs a year. (Registered 25 April 2019, updated 14 April 2020 and 01 February 2021)
From 8 September 2020 until 8 March 2022, member of Advisory Board of Laser Light Communications, 1818 Library Street, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20190, USA, a start-up satellite company developing data connectivity through lasers. Contingent upon the company achieving certain significant financial milestones, I may receive £5,000 per month in back pay, limited to the 18 months worked up to the point of departure. Hours: approx. 10 hours per month. Any remuneration for this role will be listed below. (Registered 10 September 2020; updated 21 March 2022)
From 1 October 2020 until further notice, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Shetland Space Centre, Moray Park, Seaford Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3JF. I receive £2,500 a month. In addition, I may receive share options, terms to be decided. Hours: expected to be approx. 10 hrs per month. (Registered 26 October 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Middle East Forum Ltd (UK Abraham Accords Group)
Address of donor: New Derwent House, 69-73 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, meals and hospitality, total value £3,330.89

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 8-13 January 2022

Purpose of visit: To learn more of the outcomes of the Abraham Accords agreement, that seeks co-operation and friendship between Israel and other signatories (UAE, Bahrain and Morocco), and to help promote the Accords.

(Registered 25 January 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 23 June 2017, a residential property in Cornwall owned jointly with my spouse: (i) and (ii). (Registered 27 June 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 22 September 2021, sole director and shareholder of Kemyel Ltd (dormant), a company set up to manage my financial interests. (Registered 04 October 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London. (Updated 19 May 2015)
From 10 March 2021, Director of the Satellite Finance Network, a company limited by guarantee providing support and advice for space sector start-up companies. This is an unpaid role, requiring one day per month commitment. (Registered 15 March 2021)
From 22 November 2021, Chair of the advisory board of the Space Energy Initiative, a non-profit organisation set up within the Satellite Applications Catapult to support those exploring the possibility of space based solar power. This is an unpaid role and involves chairing four meetings a year. (Registered 14 December 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my spouse, Caroline Garnier, as Office Manager.

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