Brendan Clarke-Smith

The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Conservative MP for Bassetlaw

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Brendan Clarke-Smith’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Day Care and Pre-school Education: Private Sector 5 Sep 2022

    Under current legislation, private, voluntary and independent group-based providers are not required to share financial information with the department. Therefore, the precise information requested is not available. The department's Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers indicates income-to-cost ratios. A broader measure capturing the ‘breakeven’ range indicates that around half...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs 5 Sep 2022

    The department does not have an estimate of the total number of schools which provide a breakfast club. The ‘School and College Panel – March 2022 wave’ research report, published in June 2022, reported that 75% of schools ran breakfast club provision for pupils. The report is available here:
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care 5 Sep 2022

    The department has invested more than £3.5 billion in each of the last three years to deliver our early education entitlements. The information requested is not held by the department but has been published previously by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its Education at a Glance 2021 report. The OECD publishes data on expenditure for Early Childhood...

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Conservative MP for Bassetlaw

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Riding Sunbeams
  • Railways: Pay
  • London North Eastern Railway: Pay
  • Hamas
  • Solar Power: Environment Protection

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (since 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill Committee (since 22 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Building Safety Bill Committee (since 9 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (Commons) (since 12 Apr 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (8 Jul 2022 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Education Committee (19 Oct 2021 to 15 Mar 2022)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 29 Mar 2022)
  • Member, International Development Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 14 Dec 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to Bassetlaw Conservative Association.
12 January 2022, payment of £225. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 January 2022)
9 March 2022, payment of £225. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 March 2022)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. All fees paid direct to Bassetlaw Conservative Association.
6 September 2021, payment of £120. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 September 2021)
11 November 2021, payment of £120. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 November 2021, payment of £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 November 2021)
9 December 2021, payment of £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 13 December 2021)
Payments from Savanta Group Limited, 3 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7PE, for surveys. All fees paid direct to Bassetlaw Conservative Association.
5 May 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
30 July 2021, payment of £100. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
7 September 2021, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 08 November 2021)
1 November 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 November 2021)
6 December 2021, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 December 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Hestview Limited
Address of donor: 4 Wellington Place, Leeds LS1 4AP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two football tickets for the Championship Playoff Final, value £700

Date received: 27 May 2022

Date accepted: 27 May 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01100741

(Registered 31 May 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd
Address of donor: PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £3,300

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Dates of visit: 3-8 April 2022

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 13 April 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Nottingham: (i). (Registered 11 January 2020)

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