Robert Courts

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Conservative MP for Witney


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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic Offences: Fixed Penalties 20 Sep 2022

    No assessment has been made of dispensing with paper notices. In 2015, Ministers limited the use of CCTV evidence to specific, more serious parking contraventions and, in those cases, penalties may be sent directly to the registered keeper’s address. For other parking contraventions, the penalty notice must be fixed to the vehicle. This has the advantage of allowing the driver to understand...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cars: Insurance 20 Sep 2022

    Motor insurers are responsible for setting the price of motor insurance premiums based on their underwriting experience, and it is for them to decide the level of risk that they take in issuing any policy to a given applicant. They use a range of criteria to assess the potential risk a driver poses. This includes the applicant’s age, postcode, the type of vehicle and their driving record...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Nationalisation 20 Sep 2022

    The Government is committed to regional airports. They are key to serving our local communities, supporting thousands of jobs in the regions, and they act as a key gateway to international opportunities. While the UK Government supports airports, it does not own or operate them. The Minister for Aviation recognises the importance of Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the region and has made clear...

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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
  • Planning Permission: Fines
  • Air Space
  • Antidepressants

Currently held offices

  • Member, Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords] Committee (since 4 Feb 2021)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (since 8 Sep 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Trade Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 9 Nov 2020)
  • Member, Justice Committee (21 Jan 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Transport Committee (5 Nov 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 19 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jan 2017 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

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:
4 October 2021, received £4,200 plus VAT from Slater & Gordon LLP, 50-52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL. (Registered 08 November 2021)
1 March 2022, received £1,750 plus VAT from Thorneycrofts, Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield SK11 6QA. (Registered 01 March 2022)
3 March 2022, received £421.88 plus VAT from Slade Legal, the Greenhouse, Stratton Way, Abingdon OX14 3QP. (Registered 03 March 2022)
4 May 2022, received £1,750 plus VAT from Thorneycrofts, Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield SK11 6QA. (Registered 04 May 2022)
27 April 2022, payment of £6,412.50 plus VAT from Slater & Gordon LLP, 50-52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL. (Registered 12 May 2022)
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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