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 against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Peter Robinson

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Assembly and Executive Review Committee 22 Sep 2014

    In the context of the 1998 Act, there is a requirement for the Assembly and Executive Review Committee to carry out a review before May 2015 on internal Northern Ireland matters.  However, there is no exclusion placed on the Assembly or the Committee on looking at wider issues relating to Northern Ireland's place in the United Kingdom and the structures that would best suit Northern...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Assembly and Executive Review Committee 22 Sep 2014

    The Belfast Agreement was not like the law of the Medes and Persians which changeth not and was a recognition that there was room for improvement, room for updating and room for upgrading.  Indeed, if the Member was right, we would never have had a St Andrews Agreement and we would never have had a Hillsborough Castle Agreement.  So, clearly, things do move on, and improvements are...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Assembly and Executive Review Committee 22 Sep 2014

    Once again, characteristically, the Member gets it wrong.  I never threatened these institutions at all.  I indicated that I could not remain in government if there was not a judge-led inquiry into the on-the-runs (OTR) issue.  I am glad that there was a judge-led inquiry, that the inquiry made recommendations, that the Government accepted those recommendations and that, as a...

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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 WriteToThem.com 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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