Claire Coutinho

The Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero

Conservative MP for East Surrey

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Your MP (Claire Coutinho) represents you, and all of the people who live in East Surrey, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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Conservative MP for East Surrey

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

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Education: Policy
  • Railways: East Surrey

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero (since 31 Aug 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (27 Oct 2022 to 31 Aug 2023)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (21 Sep 2022 to 27 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 27 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (24 Nov 2021 to 1 Dec 2021)
  • Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (16 Jun 2021 to 22 Jun 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Energy Security and Net Zero: Floating Offshore Wind 16 Apr 2024

    Britain is a pioneer of floating offshore wind. We are working with the Crown Estate to lease 4.5 GW of seabed capacity for floating offshore wind in the Celtic sea, and we are supporting emerging technologies with a separate funding pot in allocation round 6.
  • Energy Security and Net Zero: Floating Offshore Wind 16 Apr 2024

    I thank my hon. Friend, who is a doughty campaigner for floating offshore wind. I am unable to comment on any specific concerns about a particular planning decision, but I am sure the relevant Minister will be happy to meet her to discuss how the Government can provide better guidance on compensation. People whose land is acquired compulsorily should not be left worse off financially, and...
  • Energy Security and Net Zero: Floating Offshore Wind 16 Apr 2024

    I thank my right hon. Friend for a typically pithy question. We are doing an enormous amount to support the landscape for investments in this country that rely on equity, whether that is through full capital expensing, or, in my area of responsibility, the green industries growth accelerator.

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Graham Edwards
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards delivering leaflets in my constituency
Donor status: individual
(Registered 18 April 2023)
Name of donor: Michael Hintze (Baron Hintze)
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to my Conservative association to aid with local campaigning
Donor status: individual
(Registered 04 January 2024)
Name of donor: John James
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to my Conservative association to aid with local campaigning
Donor status: individual
(Registered 15 February 2024)
Name of donor: Rigel Mowatt
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to my Conservative association to aid with local campaigning
Donor status: individual
(Registered 15 February 2024)
Name of donor: David Thornton
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to my Conservative association to aid with local campaigning
Donor status: individual
(Registered 15 February 2024)
Name of donor: Athirathan Yogarajah
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to my Conservative association to aid with local campaigning
Donor status: individual
(Registered 15 February 2024)
Name of donor: East Surrey Business Club
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to my Conservative association to aid with local campaigning
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 19 February 2024)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Sky Limited
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for the Ashes, value £400
Date received: 29 June 2023
Date accepted: 29 June 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02247735
(Registered 30 June 2023)
Name of donor: Sky Limited
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for the Soho House Festival, value £250
Date received: 6 July 2023
Date accepted: 6 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02247735
(Registered 13 July 2023)
Name of donor: The Premier League
Address of donor: Brunel Building, 57 North Wharf Road, London W2 1HQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket for the Ashes, including hospitality, value £899
Date received: 29 July 2023
Date accepted: 29 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02719699
(Registered 14 August 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation
Address of donor: Stureplan 3, 103 75 Stockholm, Sweden
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, hospitality and travel, value £1,404
Destination of visit: Sweden
Dates of visit: 15-16 June 2023
Purpose of visit: To deliver a lecture at Engelsberg Ideas.
(Registered 19 June 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 24 August 2020, a flat in London: (i) and, from 16 February 2021, (ii). (Registered 28 September 2020; updated 16 February 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Since 14 January 2023, I have been involved in fundraising activities for the Friendship Project, a ringfenced fund managed by the Tandridge Community Fund. This raises money for distribution to groups working to address social isolation in East Surrey. I will be consulted but will not have a final say on how funds are distributed. (Registered 03 February 2023)

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