Royston Smith

Conservative MP for Southampton, Itchen

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Recent appearances

  • Building Safety Bill: Before Clause 117 - Remediation of certain defects 20 Apr 2022

    I refer hon. Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I thank the Secretary of State, the Minister and the Department for what they have done to get us to this stage. I also pay tribute to the cladding groups, which have acted with great integrity and determination. If they are not completely content today, at least they are in a much better place than they were...
  • Building Safety Bill: Before Clause 117 - Remediation of certain defects 20 Apr 2022

    That is an excellent suggestion. The Government have been very successful in talking to developers and persuading them to sign up voluntarily, and there is no reason why they could not have similar conversations with insurers. I do not want to make a case in defence of developers. I have made the case throughout that they should pay, but we need to be a bit careful about the possible...
  • Building Safety Bill: Before Clause 117 - Remediation of certain defects 20 Apr 2022

    I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. I know he wants to get on. On insurance, which has been my bugbear as well, it is not just that many of the insurance companies insured the development beforehand, and therefore provided a warranty of sorts, but that since then they have increased premiums on leaseholders, sometimes by more than 1,000%. Does he have something to say about that...

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Conservative MP for Southampton, Itchen

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Royston Smith campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Building Safety Fund
  • General Practitioners: Southampton
  • General Practitioners
  • UK Membership of EU: Referendums
  • Palliative Care

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 3 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 3 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Oct 2017 to 3 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (19 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 31 December 2021, I provided consultancy services to Barker Mill Estates, Longdown, Marchwood SO40 4UH. (Updated 28 February 2022)
11 May 2021, £6,000 received for the period 1 November 2020 – 31 January 2021. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 11 May 2021)
29 October 2021, £6,000 received for the period 1 May 2021 – 31 July 2021. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 23 November 2021)
18 March 2022, received £6,000 for the period 1 August 2021 – 31 October 2021. Hours: 30 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 30 March 2022)
18 March 2022, received £4,000 for the period 1 November 2021 – 31 December 2021. Hours: 20 hrs (10 hrs per month). (Registered 30 March 2022)
Payments from Savanta ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys. All fees donated to local charities:
29 January 2021, payment of £50 for January 2021 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 June 2021)
24 February 2021, payment of £75 for February 2021 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 June 2021)
19 March 2021, payment of £75 for March 2021 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 June 2021)
11 May 2021, payment of £75 for May 2021 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 16 June 2021)
14 June 2021, payment of £100 for Parliamentary Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 16 June 2021)
14 July 2021, payment of £75 for July 2021 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 15 September 2021)
7 September 2021, payment of £75 for September 2021 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 15 September 2021)
18 October 2021, payment of £75 for Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 21 October 2021)
18 November 2021, payment of £75 for Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 25 November 2021)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys. All fees donated to local charities:
22 January 2021, payment of £100 for January 2021 MPs Survey. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 11 May 2021)
19 February 2021, payment of £100 for February 2021 MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 11 May 2021)
19 March 2021, payment of £100 for March 2021 MPs survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 11 May 2021)
29 April 2021, payment of £110 for April 2021 MPs survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 May 2021)
13 May 2021, payment of £50 for May MP Survey. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 13 September 2021)
9 June 2021, payment of £160 for May MPs Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 September 2021)
7 July 2021, payment of £160 for July MPs Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 September 2021)
6 September 2021, payment of £160 for September MPs Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 September 2021)
18 October 2021, payment of £120 for October MPs survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 October 2021)
Payment of £120 expected for MPs survey completed on 26 October 2021. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 26 October 2021)
12 November 2021, payment of £100 for November 2021 Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 November 2021)
6 December 2021, payment of £100 for December MPs survey. Hours 18 mins. (Registered 06 December 2021)
10 January 2022, payment of £100 for January MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 14 April 2022)
7 February 2022, payment of £120 for February MPs Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 April 2022)
21 March 2022, payment of £80 for March MPs Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 April 2022)
4 April 2022, payment of £100 for April MPs Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 14 April 2022)
16 March 2022, payment of £225 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for Winter 2021 MPs Survey. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to local charity. (Registered 22 March 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Genting Casinos UK Ltd
Address of donor: Genting Club Star City, Watson Road, Birmingham B7 5SA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton, total value £600

Date received: 9 February 2022

Date accepted: 9 February 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01519689

(Registered 02 March 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kuwait National Assembly
Address of donor: Arabian Gulf St, PO Box 716, Safat, Kuwait

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, total value £3,162.50

Destination of visit: Kuwait City

Dates of visit: 8-11 November 2021

Purpose of visit: APPG for Kuwait visit to meet the Speaker of the National Assembly, Kuwait Foreign Minister and other stakeholders to discuss foreign policy, security and trade. The delegation also met with the UK Mission in Kuwait.

(Registered 29 November 2021)
Name of donor: Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, and meals with a value of £5,349

Destination of visit: Bahrain

Dates of visit: 18-22 November 2021

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation to the IISS Manama Dialogue 2021 in order to understand the Middle East’s most pressing security challenges.

(Registered 06 December 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Three flats in Southampton: (i) and (ii). (Registered 04 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Vigilo Ltd trading as RMJ Public Relations. (Registered 4 June 2015; updated 15 December 2015 and 28 February 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Since before my election, a Director of the Blue Lamp Trust; a charity which raises money, through driver training, to help vulnerable people who have been victims of crime. (Registered 16 December 2015; updated 26 January 2016)

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