Duncan Baker

Conservative MP for North Norfolk

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Duncan Baker’s voting in Parliament

Duncan Baker is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Duncan Baker has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Music 28 Nov 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding for music lessons in state schools.
  • Education: Topical Questions 28 Nov 2022

    I am concerned about the provision of music in state schools. A report by the British Phonographic Industry states that the provision has decreased dramatically in recent years. It estimates that “30% of state schools have seen a decrease in curriculum time for music, or a reduction in the number of qualified music teachers.” Can my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State assure me that...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Ukraine 25 Nov 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the adequacy of the steps taken to support children and young people from Ukraine adapt to UK schools; and whether her Department has any plans to review the requirement for Ukrainian pupils to take English and Maths’ GCSE exams if they cannot show physical proof of having passed previous similar exams.

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Conservative MP for North Norfolk

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Treasury
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Question
  • Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses
  • Tunisia: Politics and Government
  • Migrant Workers: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill Committee (since 16 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill Committee (since 26 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 15 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Committee (since 30 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 9 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (2 Nov 2021 to 15 Mar 2022)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 5 February 2021, Councillor, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9EN. I received a monthly allowance of £452.83. Hours: 40 hrs per month. (Registered 06 January 2020; updated 12 November 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Norfolk, owned jointly with my spouse: (i). (Registered 02 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a beneficiary of the MJM Baker Discretionary Will Trust, a trust with property and investment income. (Registered 02 January 2020)

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