Giles Watling

Conservative MP for Clacton


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Recent appearances

  • Energy Security and Net Zero: National Grid Infrastructure: East of England 28 Nov 2023

    What discussions she has had with National Grid on its planned timetable for building new substations, pylons and cabling in the east of England.
  • Energy Security and Net Zero: National Grid Infrastructure: East of England 28 Nov 2023

    I feel moved to found a Clacton Day. Why not? I have called for the old Bradwell site on the Dengie peninsula to be used for the arrival of undersea cables, as opposed to wrecking the environment of Essex and other areas with substations, pylons and so on. With the scrapping of High Speed 2 as an example, does my hon. Friend agree that public bodies now need to do a better job of assessing...
  • Autumn Statement Resolutions - Rates of Tobacco Products Duty 27 Nov 2023

    First, I applaud the Ministers in His Majesty’s Treasury. Sticking to electorally hard positions goes against the natural political grain, but doing so has halved inflation. The autumn statement has done a great deal for every man, woman and child in Clacton and the wider nation. Despite this all-consuming effort to tame the tiger of inflation, which is working, we have still managed to...

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Conservative MP for Clacton

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries
  • Dogs: Animal Breeding
  • Arts: Finance
  • Ofgem: Carbon Emissions
  • Candidates: Females

Currently held offices

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since 10 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Administration Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill Committee ( 7 Jun 2023 to 11 Jul 2023)
  • Member, Powers of Attorney Bill Committee (22 Feb 2023 to 1 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Animal (Penalty Notices) Bill Committee ( 1 Dec 2021 to 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021)
  • Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2023.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Society of London Theatre Ltd
Address of donor: 32 Rose Street, London WC2E 9ET
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Three tickets to the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall (approx. £1,026) with hospitality at the post-awards reception at the Natural history Museum (approx. £180), total approx. value £1,206
Date received: 2 April 2023
Date accepted: 2 April 2023
Donor status: company, registration 527227
(Registered 26 April 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Coalition for Global Prosperity
Address of donor: Public Hall, 1 Horse Guards Avenue, Westminster, London SW1A 2HU
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, and meals, total £4,070.01
Destination of visit: Accra, Ghana
Dates of visit: 7-10 December 2022
Purpose of visit: To visit WaterAid Ghana and to witness the impact that interventions on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) can make to individuals and communities.
(Registered 20 December 2022)
Name of donor: Nuclear Industry Association
Address of donor: 5th Floor, Tower House, 10 Southampton Street, London W2E 7HA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, ground transport and meals, total value £839.68
Destination of visit: Helsinki and Rauma, Finland
Dates of visit: 2-4 November 2023
Purpose of visit: To visit the Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Power Plant, Onkalo Geological Disposal Facility and Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) as part of a Nuclear Energy APPG visit.
(Registered 13 November 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 17 January 2020, a residential property in Tendring District: (i) and, from 20 March 2020, (ii). (Registered 28 January 2020; updated 04 May 2020)

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