Alex Burghart

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar


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Alex Burghart’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Turing Scheme: Industry 27 Jun 2022

    The Turing Scheme is demand-led, and as such, the scheme does not commit to specific levels of funding for single areas or industries, including industrial symbiosis. Universities are independent, autonomous bodies, and consequently, responsible for forging their own partnerships, including those with industries.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Females 27 Jun 2022

    Education is a devolved matter, and the response outlines the information for England only. Apprenticeships are a great way for women to receive high-quality training and begin or progress in a career in engineering or mechanics. There are over 80 occupationally specific apprenticeship standards available in these sectors, such as digital engineering technician at level 3 and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices 27 Jun 2022

    The department is increasing funding for apprenticeships in England to £2.7 billion by the 2024/25 financial year. We are also encouraging the use of more flexible training models, such as accelerated and flexi-job apprenticeships, so that employers in all sectors can benefit from apprenticeships and apprentices can attain occupational competence as quickly as possible. We recognise 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
  • Home Office
  • HM Treasury
  • Unemployment: Young People
  • Corporation Tax
  • A303: Stonehenge
  • Universities
  • Free School Meals

Currently held offices

  • 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)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (since 16 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 13 Jun 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP:
23 May 2021, received £300 for a book review. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 09 June 2021)
5 April 2022, received £200 for a book review. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 05 April 2022)
Payments from News UK & Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF:
25 May 2021, received £160 for a book review in the Times Literary Supplement. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 09 June 2021)
24 November 2021, received £150 for a book review in the Times Literary Supplement. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2021)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alan L Perry
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,470 to Brentwood and Ongar Conservative Association as the winning bid for a raffle prize at a fundraising event at which I was present

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 November 2021)

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