Peter Robinson

MLA, Belfast East

Belfast East DUP

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How Peter Robinson voted since 2001 whilst an MP
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Peter Robinson

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: A5:  Executive Commitment 23 Jun 2014

    This is an Executive decision, and the Executive agreed to the project.  We have had several setbacks, the first of which was when the Government of the Republic of Ireland decided that, because of their economic difficulties, they could not keep the commitment that they had given and, instead, reduced that commitment.  We went forward with the reduced commitment, but the courts...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry 23 Jun 2014

    We, of course, gave a remit to a learned judge, who is completely independent in the inquiry that he is carrying out.  He has spoken with my colleagues.  I think that he spoke to the junior Ministers fairly recently.  He does not feel that it would be helpful to have an interim report.  I think that one can understand that all his motivation is to get to the finish line in...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry 23 Jun 2014

    Of course they need support.  There is support available through the various government agencies for those who were involved in the horrendous activities of which the Member, the House and I are aware.  As to whether there should be an inquiry into them, I must say that there is a slightly higher threshold to be met regarding the number of instances that there were and whether an...

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DUP MLA for Belfast East, Former DUP MP for Belfast East

Entered House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Police
  • Warm Homes Scheme
  • Assets Recovery Agency
  • Child Support Agency
  • Prisons

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 516 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
First Minister of Northern Ireland (since 2 June 2008).
Payment of £71,434 p.a. 132 hours worked exclusively on ministerial work in July 2009.
December 2009, payment of £5,952.83. (Registered 7 January 2010)
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, Belfast.
Payment of £14,367 (? of £43,101 salary) p.a. 33 hours worked in July 2009, including some additional work as First Minister. In addition, 82 hours worked as Assembly Member in July 2009, including some work as Member of Parliament.
December 2009, payment of £1,197.25. (Registered 7 January 2010)
The Assembly and First Minister's payment are made to me jointly as one sum. In each of the months July-November 2009 the total amount paid to me has been £3459.90 net. (Registered 10 December 2009)
8. Land and Property
Joint ownership with my wife of constituency office at Dundela Avenue in East Belfast.
Apartment in London
Holiday villa in USA

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