David Simmonds

Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

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David Simmonds’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Ukraine 22 Sep 2022

    I place on record my thanks to my two local authorities for the work they have done in supporting and resettling Ukrainians who have had to flee the war and find a new home in the United Kingdom. The work the Government have done to support them is fantastic, and I have heard good reports that the financial support, in particular, that has been made available has been enormously helpful....
  • Financial Services and Markets Bill 7 Sep 2022

    I add my congratulations to Ministers past and present involved in introducing the Bill. It is an incredibly important piece of legislation for my constituents. Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner has a high level of employment in the City and in connected financial services, and the subject is close to my heart, as I belong to an even more cherished race of human beings than Tory MPs—I am a...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Children and Young People 21 Jul 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated by Government bodies and agencies to run awareness campaigns on the risks of cancer for (a) children and (b) young adults in (i) each of the last three years and (ii) the year ahead.

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Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

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


Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Question
  • Asylum: Employment
  • Free School Meals: Migrants
  • Frontex

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 15 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 19 Oct 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 5 May 2022, Councillor, London Borough of Hillingdon, Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. (Updated 17 May 2022)
From 15 May 2020 until 5 May 2022, I received an allowance of £569 a month. Hours: 30 hrs per month. (Registered 05 June 2020; updated 17 May 2022)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion polls:
13 January 2022, received £150. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 17 May 2022)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: The Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policy Project (RAMP)
Address of donor: The Courtyard, High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a Policy Adviser for 2.5 days per week; estimated value £22,871

Date received: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021

Date accepted: 1 January 2021

Donor status: company, registration 12373468

(Registered 16 June 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 19 October 2020, an unpaid Vice-President of the Local Government Association (LGA). (Registered 21 October 2020)

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