Bim Afolami

Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden

@BimAfolami

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Recent appearances

  • Treasury: Investment in UK Infrastructure 17 May 2022

    I welcome the Government’s increased investment in infrastructure, but as the Minister knows, for the investment to be most useful we need to improve the deliverability of that infrastructure practically on the ground. Could she set out further what the Government are doing to improve the efficacy of all of that money going into infrastructure so that it actually gets delivered?
  • Treasury: Investment in UK Infrastructure 17 May 2022

    I welcome the Government’s increased investment in infrastructure, but as the Minister knows, for the investment to be most useful we need to improve the deliverability of that infrastructure practically on the ground. Could she set out further what the Government are doing to improve the efficacy of all of that money going into infrastructure so that it actually gets delivered?
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes 28 Apr 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the Government's Plan for Jobs on (a) Hitchin and Harpenden and (b) England.

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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
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Made Smarter Review
  • Business: Loans
  • Transport: Refrigeration
  • Housing: Construction
  • Govia Thameslink Railway

Currently held offices

  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Committee (since 15 Dec 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (5 Mar 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 22 Oct 2018)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
From 27 November 2020 until 31 January 2022, non-executive director of Apprentify Limited, Crown House, Manchester Road, Wilmslow SK9 1BH, an organisation which helps provide apprenticeships to young people. I received £2,500 per month for an expected commitment of 8–10 hours per month. (Registered 07 December 2020; updated 16 February 2022)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 15 November 2021

Date accepted: 15 November 2021

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 25 November 2021)
Name of donor: Hitchin and Harpenden Portcullis Club
Address of donor: PO Box 1241, Harpenden AL1 9JF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 1 February 2022

Date accepted: 1 February 2022

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 15 February 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BPI
Address of donor: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two hospitality tickets to the Brit awards, total value £1,700

Date received: 8 February 2022

Date accepted: 8 February 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01132389

(Registered 21 February 2022)
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)
From 11 February 2022, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 11 April 2022)

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