Robert Buckland

Conservative MP for South Swindon


Robert Buckland’s voting in Parliament

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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
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Schools: Swindon
  • Burma

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 8 Nov 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Wales ( 7 Jul 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (England and Wales) Committee ( 2 Nov 2021 to 3 Nov 2021)
  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (24 Jul 2019 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • 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 of 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, &c., 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
King’s Counsel. No fee-paying work between June 2010 and 30 November 2022. (Updated 05 May 2021 and 01 December 2022)
Payments from the Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT:
Payment of £100 expected for an article written and published on 12 December 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 12 December 2022)
19 September 2023, received £150 for an article published on 18 August 2023. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 22 September 2023)
Payments from Chamber U.K. Services, 34 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HL:
20 July 2022, received £2,250 for work done as Chair of the Levelling Up Commission between April and mid-July 2022. This involved research, meeting with interested MPs and chairing a virtual round table discussion. Hours: approx. 10 hrs. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 27 July 2022; updated 15 March 2023)
8 March 2023, received £250 for chairing a roundtable meeting on 22 February 2023. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 23 June 2023)
19 May 2023, received £250 for chairing a roundtable meeting on 15 May 2023. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 23 June 2023)
Payment of £250 expected for chairing the launch of my book on 19 June 2023. Hours: 3 hrs. I will not receive a writing fee for this book or any royalties from its publication. (Registered 23 June 2023)
From 26 May 2022 until 7 July 2022, Director of BSV Claims Ltd, and from 1 April 2023, a member of its Independent Advisory Board. Address: Second Floor, 168 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6RA. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 05 August 2022; updated 15 March 2023 and 18 April 2023)
From 1 April 2023 until further notice, I receive a quarterly payment of £5,000. Hours: 6 hrs a month. (Registered 18 April 2023)
From 1 November 2022 until March 2023, a member of the Inquiry Commission into the treatment of Zhanbolat Mamay in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Fees will be received from Bindmans LLP, 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, and will be listed below. Bindmans LLP also meets the costs of expenses, such as international travel and accommodation. (Registered 25 November 2022; updated 14 February 2023)
From 1 December 2022, a Tenant of Foundry Chambers, Ground Floor, 5-9 Quality Court, London WC2A 1HP. Fees for legal services I provide will be listed below. (Registered 01 December 2022)
From 1 March 2023 until further notice, Senior Counsel at Payne Hicks Beach Solicitors, 10 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QG. This is a part time role for which I receive £4,000 per month. Hours: 32 hrs a month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 08 March 2023)
Payment of £2,500 expected from Norton Rose Fulbright Solicitors, 3 More London Place, London SE1 2AQ, for a briefing I conducted on 12 July 2023. Hours: 3 hrs (including preparation). (Registered 17 August 2023)
9 August 2023, received £500 from the Oxford Institute, 103-105 The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 8DY, for a talk and Q&A session I conducted on 4 August 2023 at Saint Anne's College as part of the Oxford Institute Executive Leadership Programme 2023. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 18 August 2023)
Payment of £400 expected from the Daily Express, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB, for an article written on 21 August 2023. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 19 September 2023)
Payment of £2,500 expected from DAC Beachcroft LLP, 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AF, for attending a discussion event on 14 September 2023. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2023)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Lord Michael Hintze
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to Swindon Conservative Federation
Donor status: individual
(Registered 30 October 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Art of Living Foundation
Address of donor: 90 Eastleigh Road, Cheadle SK8 3EJ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, estimated value £1,334
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Dates of visit: 29 September - 2 October 2023
Purpose of visit: To attend the World Cultural Festival.
(Registered 16 October 2023)
Name of donor: Conservative Environment Network
Address of donor: 9 Byford Court Crockatt Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 6RD
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, hotel accommodation, road transport and meals, total value £1,190
Destination of visit: Madrid and Andalucia, Spain
Dates of visit: 8-12 October 2023
Purpose of visit: To undertake site visits to regenerative agriculture projects and to meet politicians and research groups in Spain to discuss environmental issues.
(Registered 02 November 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
From 6 January 2020, member of Swindon Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 22 January 2020)
From 1 February 2022 until 7 September 2022, and again from 25 January 2023, Member of the Advisory Council of JUSTICE, a legal charity. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 02 February 2022; updated 30 September 2022 and 03 February 2023)
From 23 May 2022, a Director of the Conservative Friends of America. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022)
From 25 January 2023, a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at Harvard Kennedy School. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 03 February 2023)
From 2 April 2023, I have been appointed to lead an independent review for the Government into autism and employment. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 05 April 2023)
From 1 October 2023, a Member of the Swindon Futures Commission, which is a group examining future inward investment opportunities for Swindon. I consulted ACoBA about this unpaid role. (Registered 12 October 2023)
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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