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:

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Robert Courts has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Business Plan 2021-22 13 May 2021

    I am proud to announce the publication of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) business plan for 2021-22. The MCA does vital work to save lives at sea, regulate ship standards and protect the marine environment. The Agency affects not just those working on the coast or at sea, it upholds the legacy of our great maritime nation. The business plan sets out:MCA’s work towards...
  • Transport: Cruises: Covid-19 Travel Advice 29 Apr 2021

    The Department for Transport engages regularly with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the devolved Administrations and the cruise industry on the global travel taskforce and cruise restart. Travel advice is the responsibility of the FCDO.
  • Transport: Cruises: Covid-19 Travel Advice 29 Apr 2021

    The hon. Member is right to draw attention to the huge economic importance of the cruise industry to constituencies such as Inverclyde. My Department continues to work closely with the FCDO and with the Department of Health and Social Care. A covid-19 framework drawn up by the cruise industry informs health protocols on board those ships. That has been recognised as good practice by the...

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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
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for International Trade
  • Military Aircraft: Sales
  • Antidepressants
  • Air Space
  • Planning Permission: Fines
  • Business: Government Assistance

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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 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:
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.
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 March 2021, received £1,250 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP, 44/46 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PG. (Registered 02 March 2021)
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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