Alex Burghart

The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar


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Alex Burghart’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 13 - The national procurement policy statement 31 Jan 2023

    I am delighted to follow the hon. Gentleman’s comments about Wales. I must say that work on this Bill has been an absolute model of co-operation between us in Westminster and colleagues in Cardiff. The Bill is very much a result of joint working, and it is stronger for it, and for the support it enjoys from colleagues from Northern Ireland, from Belfast. We hope that one day colleagues in...
  • Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 15 - Planned procurement notices 31 Jan 2023

    Clause 15 concerns the planned procurement notice. It is designed to give as much advance information to the market as possible, so that interested suppliers can determine whether they wish to bid in the procurement covered by the notice, and so that they have the maximum time for preparation. It also gives contracting authorities the option of reducing tendering periods by publishing a...
  • Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 15 - Planned procurement notices 31 Jan 2023

    Absolutely. This is all part of our enhanced transparency regime, which will make it much easier for everyone—authorities, suppliers, the public, the press, and hon. Members of this House—to see what is going on in public procurement. Planned procurement notices are a very good thing; they give authorities the option of making clear what they are about to do, thereby giving themselves the...

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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar

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

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Unemployment: Young People
  • Welfare State: Females
  • Lifelong Education
  • Free School Meals
  • Developing Countries: Slavery

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procurement Bill [HL] Committee (since 25 Jan 2023)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (since 27 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Pension Dashboards (Prohibition of Indemnification) Bill Committee (since 19 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (since 22 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (20 Sep 2022 to 27 Oct 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (16 Sep 2021 to 6 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (18 Dec 2017 to 25 Feb 2019)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 11 Feb 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP:
5 April 2022, received £200 for a book review. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 05 April 2022)

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