Rebecca Pow

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Conservative MP for Taunton Deane

@pow_rebecca https://facebook.com/RebeccaPow

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Rebecca Pow’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Rebecca Pow sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Rebecca Pow’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rebecca Pow’s full vote analysis page for more.

Rebecca Pow has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Tamar: Radioactive Waste 29 Jul 2021

    The Environment Agency (EA) was in discussions with HM Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport on their proposals for the disposal of rainwater containing tritium (a radioactive isotope of hydrogen) between December 2020 and June 2021. At that point HMNB Devonport formally submitted an application to vary its Approval for the receipt and disposal of radioactive waste. At present this low level...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Climate Change and Ecology 28 Jul 2021

    The UK has adopted some of the most ambitious climate change and environment policies and commitments in the world. Our Nationally Determined Contribution to cut emissions by 78% by 2035 is the most ambitious in the world. We became the first major economy to set a net zero target in law in 2019. We have doubled our International Climate Finance, and are investing nearly a third of it in...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting: North of England 28 Jul 2021

    We continue to work with the Woodland Trust and the Community Forest Trust to support the planting of more than 50 million trees between Liverpool and Hull as part of the Northern Forest initiative. The 50 million target is not a Government target but will contribute to the Government’s commitment to increase tree planting across the UK to 30,000 hectares per year by the end of this...

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Conservative MP for Taunton Deane

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

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Topics of interest

Rebecca Pow campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Speech and Language Disorders: Children
  • Speech Therapy: Training
  • Speech and Language Disorders: Children and Young People
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Hinkley Point C Power Station

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 12 Sep 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (23 May 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
  • Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 15 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 15 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Nov 2016 to 22 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Somerset: (i) and (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015)
House in Somerset, owned jointly with my sister: (i) and (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015)
Agricultural land owned jointly with other family members: (i) and (ii) including income from a telecom mast. (Registered 02 June 2015)
Commercial building in Somerset, of which I own a 10 percent share: (i) and (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Council Member of Royal Bath-West Society, unpaid. (Registered 02 June 2015)

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