Rob Butler

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Conservative MP for Aylesbury

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Rob Butler’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition 23 Sep 2022

    HM Prison & Probation Service’s policy framework ‘The Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender’ sets out the way in which placement decisions are made for transgender prisoners. Transgender offenders will be held in a prison which matches their legally recognised gender unless a decision has been approved by a Complex Case Board to hold them at another location. These...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition 23 Sep 2022

    The safety of all prisoners in our care is our top priority. I am currently reviewing transgender prisoner allocation policy and will come forward with more details once this review has been completed.
  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen 9 Sep 2022

    On behalf of the constituents of Aylesbury, I convey deepest condolences to His Majesty the King and all members of the royal family following the death of Her late Majesty the Queen. She played a huge part in the lives of each and every one of us; she was the constant through good times and bad, celebrations and crises. Her tireless dedication and unwavering service, to our nation and to her...

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Conservative MP for Aylesbury

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • High Speed 2 Independent Review
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover
  • High Speed Two
  • Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes
  • Crime: Rural Areas

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (since 20 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill Committee (since 28 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Justice Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Silverstone Circuits Ltd
Address of donor: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester NN12 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the British Grand Prix and hospitality, total value £2,590

Date received: 3 July 2022

Date accepted: 3 July 2022

Donor status: company, registration 00882843

(Registered 12 July 2022)
Name of donor: APPG for the Armed Forces
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Seven dinners valued at £45 each; total value £315

Date received: 8 February 2022 - 12 July 2022

Date accepted: 8 February 2022 - 12 July 2022

Donor status: other

(Registered 21 July 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Address of donor: King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Al Bateen 1, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food, travel within UAE, value £5,800.67

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 12-17 February 2022

Purpose of visit: UAE APPG visit to meet politicians, business people, representatives of NGOs and others to discuss trade & economics, security, human & social rights, culture and relations between the UK and UAE.

(Registered 01 March 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Four houses in Oxfordshire: (i) and (ii). (Registered 11 January 2020)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Until 10 March 2022, Butler Corporate Communications and Media Ltd (communications advice and media training). (Registered 11 January 2020; updated 20 June 2022)

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