Sir Mark Spencer

The Rt Hon Sir Mark Spencer is no longer a Member, but was most recently the Conservative MP for Sherwood, and left the Commons on 30 May 2024. He currently holds the Government post of Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

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Registered Interests

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests is updated fortnightly online when the House is sitting, and less frequently at other times. Interests remain in the Register for twelve months after the interest has ended.

The interests set out below are those included in the most recently published version of the Register. All versions of the Register can be found here.

1. Employment and earnings

  • Role, work or services: Partner
    Payer: CH Spencer and Son (Farming), Spring Lane Farm, Mapperley Plains, Notts
    • Remuneration: Payment in the form of telephone, heating and council tax of my family home (value is between £5-10,000), value £10,000 a year
      Hours: 100 hrs a year (between 80 and 100 hrs)
      (Registered 31 May 2010; updated 1 November 2018)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

  • Name of donor: Carlton Club
    Address of donor: 69 St James’ Street, London, SW1A 1PJ
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: I accepted honorary membership of the Carlton Club for the duration of my tenure as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and Government Chief Whip. On 12 May 2022, I received confirmation that this membership will continue for the duration of my tenure as Leader of the House of Commons. The membership was extended further and continues until further notice (value provided is that in 2024), value £685
    Date received: 2 November 2021
    Date accepted: 2 November 2021
    Donor status: company, registration 00573221
    (Registered 29 November 2021; updated 13 May 2022 and 19 February 2024)
  • Name of donor: British Association for Shooting and Conservation
    Address of donor: Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A day's shooting with hospitality, value £450
    Date received: 18 November 2023
    Date accepted: 18 November 2023
    Donor status: company, registration 04955096
    (Registered 4 December 2023)
  • Name of donor: The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)
    Address of donor: The British Association for Shooting and Conservation Marford Mill Rossett Wrexham LL12 0HL
    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Overnight accommodation, dinner and a day's shooting for me and one guest, value £1,038
    Date received: 27 March 2024 to 28 March 2024
    Date accepted: 27 March 2024
    Donor status: company, registration 04955096
    (Registered 17 April 2024)

6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year

  • Type of land/property: Agricultural property (A farm (see category 1))
    Number of properties: 1
    Location: Sherwood
    Rental income: Yes
  • Type of land/property: Residential property (House)
    Number of properties: 1
    Location: Nottingham
    Interest held: from 25 March 2024
    Ownership details: Co-owned with my Wife
    Rental income: from 22 April 2024
    (Registered 24 April 2024)

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital

  • Name of company or organisation: Spring Lane Farm Ltd (formerly Floralands Ltd)
    Nature of business: A farm shop of which I am an unremunerated director.
    (Updated 26 May 2016)
  • Name of company or organisation: CH Spencer and Son
    Nature of business: Farmers
    (Registered 7 June 2016)

8. Miscellaneous

  • As part of its holdings, Spring Lane Farm Ltd owns a garden centre in Sherwood.
    (Updated 26 May 2016 and 7 June 2016)