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

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 19 Nov 2021

    Domestic Building Works (Consumer Protection) Bill: Second Reading – Mark Garnier. Private Members' Bills
  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences 4 Mar 2021

    What progress he is making on the construction of flood defences.
  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences 4 Mar 2021

    I thank the Minister for that response and also for meeting me and the Environment Agency yesterday. As she knows, Bewdley in my constituency has suffered from two once-in-100-year floods in the last 18 months alone. While the western bank of the River Severn is protected by impressive demountable flood barriers, the eastern bank, known as Beales Corner, has been protected just by temporary...

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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 Communities and Local Government
  • HM Treasury
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Building Inspectors
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Tobacco: Packaging
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Navy

Currently held offices

  • 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: 4 Oct 2021.

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 further notice, 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. I will receive £5,000 a month. Contingent upon the company achieving certain significant financial milestones, I will also receive 50,000 share options. Hours: expected to be approx. 10 hours per month. (Registered 10 September 2020)
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)
Payment of £300 expected from News UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for an article for the Sunday Sun online written on 10 September 2020 and published on 13 September 2020. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 November 2020)
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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my spouse, Caroline Garnier, as Office Manager.

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