Bim Afolami

Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden


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Last updated: 5 Feb 2019

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  • UK as a Financial Services Hub — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] 6 Feb 2019

    I thank the Minister for his response. I would like him to write to me about credit unions, in particular, which he mentioned. In the remaining 20 seconds, I will take on some points raised by the hon. Member for Oxford East (Anneliese Dodds). The issue with regulation is not whether we should have a bonfire of regulations. Nobody on the Government Benches, myself included, wants to see a...
  • UK as a Financial Services Hub — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] 6 Feb 2019

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the UK as a financial services hub. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I started my professional career in financial services, as did the Exchequer Secretary, as a corporate lawyer in the City of London. I worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for three years, before working at an American firm called Simpson...
  • UK as a Financial Services Hub — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] 6 Feb 2019

    I am really selling it. In fact, when I was canvassing at the last election, a voter told me that after they had looked me up, they said, “Oh, well this is probably the only seat in which being a lawyer and a banker is an advantage rather than a disadvantage.”

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Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

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

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Made Smarter Review
  • Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Pharmacy: Health Services
  • NHS: Social Services
  • Sexual Offences: Rights of Accused

Currently held offices

  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (since 5 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 6 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 22 Oct 2018)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 February 2018 until further notice, adviser to the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-employed, Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0DX. I will receive £1,500 a month for providing ad hoc advice on policy and general political issues. Hours: 8-10 hrs per month. (Registered 01 February 2018)
2 February 2018, payment of £400 from Queenswood School, Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6NS, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 2 hrs including preparation. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 02 February 2018)
11 May 2018, payment of £250 from St Helen and St Katherine School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon OX14 1BE, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 27 November 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £1,441; hotel and breakfast in Beijing and Wuhan £402.21; total £1,843.21 (2) train fare to Wuhan £95.76; food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £240; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £40; total £375.76

Destination of visit: Beijing and Wuhan, China

Dates of visit: 8-13 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great Britain China Centre and IDCPC; to engage with Chinese Communist Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.

(Registered 26 April 2018)
Name of donor: Franco-British Council
Address of donor: 6 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Transport £491; accommodation £528; meals £195; total value £1,214

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 14-16 June 2018

Purpose of visit: To meet with other Franco-British Council Young Leaders for a programme of policy discussions and meetings with French and British representatives from politics, government, the military and cultural institutions.

(Registered 27 November 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Member (unpaid) of the Ditchley Foundation's Programme Committee. (Registered 06 July 2017)
From June 2017, Member (unpaid) of the Court of the University of Bedfordshire. (Registered 30 January 2018)
From 13 September 2018, Member (unpaid) of the Financial Inclusion Commission, a cross-party organisation which supports the principle of increased financial inclusion in the UK. (Registered 21 September 2018)
From 22 October 2018, Trustee (unpaid) of the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Oxford Foundation, which supports the Oxford Union Literary and Debating Trust and through it the charitable activities of the Oxford Union Society. (Registered 05 November 2018)

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