Robert Buckland

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Conservative MP for South Swindon

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Robert Buckland’s voting in Parliament

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

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Knife Crime Prosecutions 8 Oct 2019

    I work closely with the Attorney General and Home Office Ministers to ensure that the criminal justice system commands public confidence and tackles crime effectively. To address this and other serious crimes, we are recruiting an additional 20,000 police officers, investing £85 million in the Crown Prosecution Service and building an additional 10,000 prison places, and this is together...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Knife Crime Prosecutions 8 Oct 2019

    Of course, the prosecuting authorities take knife crime incredibly seriously. In 2015, minimum custodial sentences of six months for repeat knife crime possession were introduced, and in the year ending March of this year 83% of offenders received a custodial sentence for that type of repeat offence.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Knife Crime Prosecutions 8 Oct 2019

    My hon. Friend is right to highlight the hard work of that local organisation and many others, such as the Ben Kinsella Trust, which do so much to educate young people about the folly of carrying knives. The new knife crime prevention orders, introduced by this Government as part of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019, will be a key tool in preventing knife crime, and we are working with the Home...

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Conservative MP for South Swindon

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

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Topics of interest

Robert Buckland campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Indonesia
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Iran
  • Burma
  • Schools: Swindon

Currently held offices

  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2019 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • The Solicitor-General (15 Jul 2014 to 9 May 2019)
  • Member, Justice Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 8 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (11 Feb 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Dec 2012 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 24 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 8 Nov 2011)
  • Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 11 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Robert Buckland’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 461 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Queen’s Counsel.
Crown Court Recorder (part-time circuit judge).
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: National Association of Former United States Attorneys (NAFUSA)
Address of donor: PO Box 1524, Brighton, Michigan 48116, USA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £5,400

Destination of visit: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Dates of visit: 24-27 October 2018

Purpose of visit: Speaking and participating in a panel discussion at the Annual NAFUSA Conference.

(Registered 22 November 2018)
Name of donor: KNect
Address of donor: 30-32 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7RE

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel and hotel accommodation with a value of £437

Destination of visit: Geneva

Dates of visit: 29-30 April 2019

Purpose of visit: to speak at a legal conference organised by KNect.

(Registered 28 May 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Practising barrister but no fee-paying work done since June 2010. (Updated 5 January 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Sian Buckland, as a part time caseworker. (Registered 13 July 2016)

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