Robert Courts

MP, Witney

Witney Conservative

Robert Courts’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • Robert Courts consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

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  • Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees 12 Sep 2017

    Let us be quite clear about one or two things. First, contrary to what has been said, it is quite clear that the Conservative party did not lose the election. With 56 more seats than the Labour party, the Conservative party quite clearly won the election. Secondly, while the Conservative party does not command an overall majority on its own, the Government quite clearly command the confidence...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day 11 Sep 2017

    It is an honour to contribute to this historic debate, and to follow the hon. Member for Torfaen (Nick Thomas-Symonds), who made an impassioned contribution. I would like to start with a sober analysis of what the Bill is really about. It is about an overall approach. It is essential for a smooth and orderly exit from the European Union and provides the continuity that is needed for...
  • National Shipbuilding Strategy 6 Sep 2017

    I warmly welcome the Secretary of State’s statement, with its ambition to increase the Royal Navy’s platform numbers and our export possibilities. The hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) mentioned the Rothesay class, which of course evolved into the excellent Leander class that was operated by eight navies worldwide because it was so adaptable and provided an excellent...

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Conservative MP for Witney

Entered the House of Commons on 20 October 2016 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • India: Foreign Relations
  • Small Businesses: Digital Technology
  • EU Defence Policy
  • Urban Areas
  • Non-domestic Rates

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jan 2017 to 3 May 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received for my work at the bar of England and Wales, all done before my election:
24 October 2016, received £1,070 plus VAT from Slater Gordon Solutions Legal, Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool L3 4UU. (Registered 18 November 2016)
7 November 2016, received £3,600 plus VAT from Oxford County Council, County Hall, Oxford. (Registered 18 November 2016)
24 November 2016, received £750 plus VAT from Blake Morgan LLP, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler's Ford SO53 3LG. (Registered 15 December 2016)
25 November 2016, received £480 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill B46 3AD. (Registered 15 December 2016)
30 November 2016, received £750 plus VAT from Oxford County Council, County Hall, Oxford. (Registered 15 December 2016)
30 November 2016, received £975 plus VAT from Oxford County Council, County Hall, Oxford. (Registered 15 December 2016)
6 December 2016, received £6,200 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP,44/46 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PG. (Registered 15 December 2016)
21 December 2016, received £1,625 plus VAT from Blackburns Solicitors, Wessex Chambers, 33 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT. (Registered 20 January 2017)
5 January 2017, received £250 plus VAT from Dalgarno Solicitors, 59 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington WA1 1NF. (Registered 20 January 2017)
11 January 2017, received £1,250 plus VAT from Thorneycroft Solicitors, 9a Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield SK11 6QA. (Registered 20 January 2017)
7 February 2017, £2,750 plus VAT from Collins Solicitors, 20 Station Rd, Watford WD1 1AP. (Registered 09 February 2017)
27 January 2017, received £1,577.20 plus VAT from Dorset County Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ. (Registered 14 February 2017)
29 March 2017, received £6,187.50 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP, 44/46 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PG. (Registered 30 March 2017)
6 April 2017, received £2,119.17 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill B46 3AD. (Registered 11 April 2017)
21 April 2017, received £1,000 plus VAT from Henmans Freeth, 5000 Oxford Business Pk South, Oxford OX4 2BH. (Registered 25 April 2017)
28 April 2017, received £600 plus VAT from Thorneycroft Solicitors, 9a Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield SK11 6QA. (Registered 02 May 2017)
10 May 2017, received £675 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 20 June 2017)
23 May 2017, received £7,362.50 plus VAT from Mills & Bann, 8 Cheap Street, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5DD. (Registered 20 June 2017)
26 May 2017, received £1,600 plus VAT from Thorneycroft Solicitors, 9a Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield SK11 6QA. (Registered 20 June 2017)
2 June 2017, received £1,662.50 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 20 June 2017)
14 June 2017, received £472.50 plus VAT from Thorneycroft Solicitors, 9a Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield SK11 6QA. (Registered 20 June 2017)
13 July 2017, received £2,450 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill B46 3AD. (Registered 24 July 2017)
24 July 2017, received £1,500 plus VAT from Dalgarno Solicitors, 59 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington WA1 1NF. (Registered 24 July 2017)
24 July 2017, received £710 plus VAT from Slater Gordon Solutions Legal, Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool L3 4UU. (Registered 24 July 2017)
1 August 2017, received £1,650 plus VAT from True Personal Injury Solicitors, Percy Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4PW. (Registered 02 August 2017)
3 August 2017, received £400 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 46 Chelmsley Circle , Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham B37 5UH. (Registered 03 August 2017)
8 August 2017, received £200 plus VAT from True Personal Injury Solicitors LLP, Percy House, Percy Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4PW. (Registered 09 August 2017)
9 August 2017, received £1,625 plus VAT from Blackburn & Co,Wessex Chambers, 33 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT. (Registered 09 August 2017)
17 August 2017, received £5,000 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP - Poole, 44/6 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PG. (Registered 17 August 2017)
22 August 2017, received £2,200 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill B46 3AD. (Registered 04 September 2017)
Until March 2017, allowance of £375 a month received from West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney OX28 1PB, for my role as a district councillor. Hours: up to 8 hours a month. This allowance was paid direct to charity. (Registered 18 November 2016; updated 04 August 2017)
20 October 2016, received £794.84 for duties carried out before my election. (Registered 18 November 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Boeing Defence UK
Address of donor: Building 630, Bristol Business Park, The Crescent, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1EJ?

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: For myself and a staff member, tickets for hospitality area and refreshments at the Royal International Air Tattoo with a total value of £340 plus VAT (£170 plus VAT each)

Date received: 14 July 2017

Date accepted: 14 July 2017

Donor status: company, registration no 01290439

(Registered 16 August 2017)
Name of donor: APPG for the Armed Forces
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: eleven dinners value £40 each; four breakfasts value £14.25 each; total £ 497.00

Date received: 1 January 2017 to 31 July 2017

Date accepted: 1 January 2017 to 31 July 2017

Donor status: other

(Registered 16 August 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Bar of England and Wales, not currently practising. (Registered 18 November 2016)
I received passes for myself and a staff member to enter the hospitality area at the Royal International Air Tattoo on 14 July 2017. These are not available to buy but I estimate that their total value, for two people, was £110 (two entry passes from Royal Airforce Charitable Enterprises; Douglas Bader House; Horcott Hill, Fairford GL7 4RB) and £136 (two entry passes, and incidental refreshments, from Airbus, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage SG1 2AS.). I also received passes from Boeing which are registered under Category 3. (Registered 16 August 2017)

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