Michael Tomlinson

The Solicitor-General

Conservative MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole

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Michael Tomlinson’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: BBC 24 Nov 2022

    As at 23 November 2022, the Government incurred £376,775.18 in legal costs arising from the proceedings in which the Government successfully obtained an injunction.
  • Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme 23 Nov 2022

    My role and that of the Attorney General is to act as guardians of the public interest. In exercising our functions, we act quasi-judicially in the public interest and independently of Government. I share the desire of my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North to ensure that those responsible for terrible crimes are properly punished. In the vast majority of cases, sentencing judges...
  • Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme 23 Nov 2022

    My role and that of the Attorney General is to act as guardians of the public interest. In exercising our functions, we act quasi-judicially in the public interest and independently of Government. I share the desire of my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North to ensure that those responsible for terrible crimes are properly punished. In the vast majority of cases, sentencing judges...

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Conservative MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole

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

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Topics of interest

Michael Tomlinson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Green Belt: Dorset
  • Care Leavers: Social Services
  • Vetting: Dorset
  • Basic Skills: Primary Education
  • Free School Meals

Currently held offices

  • The Solicitor-General (since 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Subsidy Control Bill Committee (since 20 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household (8 Jul 2022 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (20 Oct 2021 to 11 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Committee (1 Jul 2021 to 6 Jul 2021)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (13 Feb 2020 to 8 Jul 2022)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Lockheed Martin UK Ltd (2) CAE U.K. Plc
Address of donor: (1) Cunard House, 15 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR (2) Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Domestic transport and subsistence for two people, estimated value £387 (2) Domestic transport and subsistence for two people, estimated value £387

Destination of visit: Monte Cassino

Dates of visit: 25-28 July 2022

Purpose of visit: APPG Armed Forces study tour of military cemeteries and battlefields.

(Registered 23 August 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 1 February 2022, self-employed barrister. (Registered 05 June 2015; updated 07 January 2022)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Frances Mynors, as Principal Secretary. (Registered 05 June 2015; updated 13 January 2017)

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