Robert Courts

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Conservative MP for Witney

@robertcourts

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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.

However, Robert Courts sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Robert Courts voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Robert Courts voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Robert Courts has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation and Passenger Ships: Coronavirus 15 Jan 2021

    International arrivals from countries, territories or regions not on the Travel Corridor list (“non-exempt” places) are required to self-isolate in the UK for 10 days after leaving the non-exempt place. The Government implemented the “Test to Release for International Travel” (TTR) scheme on 15 December. Arrivals from non-exempt places can book, pay for, and take a privately provided...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Immigration Controls: Coronavirus 15 Jan 2021

    The UK already has some of the strongest safeguards against importing COVID-19 in the shape of mandatory 10-day quarantine for the vast majority of arrivals outside of those covered by travel corridors. As the pandemic is continually evolving, we continue to work alongside global partners to learn lessons and implement new measures if and when needed. Passengers arriving from all...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports 15 Jan 2021

    As yet, it is too early to use observed information to predict whether any disruption may occur later in January and if so to what degree. However, alongside the Border and Protocol Delivery Group we shall continue to monitor the situation. We have always been clear that some change is to be expected now that we have left the EU’s custom union and single market. Full compliance with the new...

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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

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Military Aircraft: Sales
  • Business: Government Assistance
  • Air Space
  • Planning Permission: Fines
  • Antidepressants

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (since 8 Sep 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Robert Courts MP (2 Mar 2020 to 9 Nov 2020)
  • Member, Robert Courts MP (21 Jan 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Robert Courts MP (5 Nov 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Robert Courts MP (16 Oct 2017 to 19 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Robert Courts MP (30 Jan 2017 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Jan 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received for my work at the bar of England and Wales, all done before my election. All earnings in this capacity were received subject to deductions for the costs of my chambers:
12 November 2019, received £328.13 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 11 January 2020)
31 October 2019, received £1,000 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 46 Chelmsley Circle, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham B37 5UH. (Registered 11 January 2020)
14 November 2019, received £284.67 plus VAT from William Graham Law Ltd, 24 Neptune Court, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ. (Registered 11 January 2020)
18 December 2019, received £180.50 plus VAT from William Graham Law Ltd, 24 Neptune Court, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ. (Registered 11 January 2020)
25 January 2018, received £2,025 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 10 February 2020) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 30 April 2020. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
26 January 2018, received £3,750 plus VAT from Boyes Turner, Abbots House, Abbey St, Reading RG1 3BD. (Registered 10 February 2020) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 30 April 2020. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
6 February 2018, received £350 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 10 February 2020) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 30 April 2020. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
6 February 2018, received £1,225 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 10 February 2020) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 30 April 2020. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
6 February 2018, received £2,712 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 10 February 2020) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 30 April 2020. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
26 February 2018, received £3,250 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP, 44/46 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PG. (Registered 10 February 2020) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 30 April 2020. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
23 April 2019 received £800 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 10 February 2020) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 30 April 2020. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
11 February 2020, received £3,344 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 11 February 2020)
13 January 2020, received £360 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire B46 3AD. (Registered 14 February 2020)
21 July 2020, received £150 plus VAT from Co-Operative Legal Services, Aztec 650, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4TD. (Registered 21 July 2020)
17 August 2020, received £1,250 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP, 44/46 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PG. (Registered 19 August 2020)
5 November 2020, received £1,000 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP, 44/46 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PG. (Registered 06 November 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Charles D Lockhart
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,700 for my 2017 fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 February 2020)
Name of donor: Luba Chernukhin
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for my 2019 fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 February 2020)
Name of donor: Anthony McGurk
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for my 2019 fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 February 2020)
Name of donor: Matthew Taylor
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for my 2019 fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 February 2020)
Name of donor: Northglen Investments
Address of donor: Nicholas House, 3 Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0EU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my 2019 fighting fund

Donor status: company, registration 04231841

(Registered 10 February 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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: seven dinners value £40; three breakfasts value £14.25; £322.75 in total

Date of receipt: between 5 September and 11 December 2018

Date of acceptance: between 5 September and 11 December 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 10 February 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd (CFI Ltd)
Address of donor: Blick Rothenberg, 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £2,300

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Dates of visit: 16-21 February 2020

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 26 February 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Bar of England and Wales, not currently practising. (Registered 18 November 2016)
From 12 February 2020, Chair of the Commons and Lords RAF Association. (Registered 09 March 2020)

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