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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:
Rebecca Pow voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Rebecca Pow has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The latest figures show carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with imported goods fell by 1% between 2016 and 2017, and by 16% between 2007 (when they peaked) and 2017. The latest figures published are at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uks-carbon-footprin t but they focus on greenhouse gas emissions rather than just CO2 emissions. The Government's Resources and Waste Strategy...
High Speed Two (HS2) aims to be one of the most environmentally responsible infrastructure projects ever delivered in the UK. The Government and HS2 Limited have committed to provide a range of tailored measures to compensate for its impacts, for example, planting more than 7 million new trees and shrubs, and creating over 900 hectares of new native woodland. At least 400km of hedgerows will...
Defra has regular meetings with Kew Gardens about the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak. There are significant impacts on Kew’s operations and finances, mainly as a result of having to close the Kew and Wakehurst Place sites to the public for a period during lockdown, and a staggered return to full operations is anticipated through 2020/21. Kew has reopened to the public under a carefully...
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Conservative MP for Taunton Deane
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Rebecca Pow campaigned to remain in the European Union
- 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 and Language Disorders: Children and Young People
- Speech Therapy: Training
- Hinkley Point C Power Station
- Colorectal Cancer
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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association
Address of donor: 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Wimbledon Championships
, total value £370
Date received: 11 July 2019
Date accepted: 11 July 2019
Donor status: company, registration 7459469
(Registered 18 July 2019)
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)
Council Member of Royal Bath-West Society, unpaid. (Registered 02 June 2015)
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