James Arbuthnot

MP, North East Hampshire

North East Hampshire Conservative

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How James Arbuthnot voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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James Arbuthnot hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House (Today): Criminal Law 10 Nov 2014

    I ought to declare an interest because my wife is a judge who deals with European arrest warrants on a regular basis. The suggestion that there is no judicial oversight of European arrest warrants in this country is nonsense. Please will my right hon. Friend stick to her guns, because I do not want this country to become a haven for foreign criminals?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: EU Budget (Surcharge) 10 Nov 2014

    I think I am missing something here. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that the only reason we are discussing the payment of an EU surcharge at all is because of the stunningly impressive handling of the economy by my right hon. Friend?
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 21 Oct 2014

    Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee: The Standards System in the House of Commons. 1:30 pm; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: David Howarth, Reader in Law, University of Cambridge, Laura Sandys MP, Rt Hon Mr James Arbuthnot MP and Rt Hon Mr Jack Straw MP

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Conservative MP for North East Hampshire

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Wanstead and Woodford

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Trade and Industry
  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • Chinook Crash
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Aircraft Crashes

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Defence Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Trade & Industry (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade (Also In the Economic Affairs Team), Foreign Affairs (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade (Also In Foreign Affairs Team), Economic Affairs (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade, Economic Affairs (6 Jul 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 401 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: British-Turkish Tatlidil
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: for two people, hotel accommodation in Edinburgh with a value of £500; travel with a value of £385.60 and food with a value of £728; total value of £1,613
Date of receipt of donation: 1-3 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 1-3 November 2013
Donor status: unincorporated association.
(Registered 11 December 2013)
Name of donor: Tertulias
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: for two people, hotel accommodation in Oxford with a value of £480; travel with a value of £85.14 and food with a value of £514; total value of £1,079.14
Date of receipt of donation: 22-24 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 22-24 November 2013
Donor status: unincorporated association.
(Registered 11 December 2013)
Name of donor: Bechtel Management Company Ltd
Address of donor: 245 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: tickets for me and my wife to the opening night of the Chelsea Flower Show, to a total value of £1,250
Date of receipt of donation: 29 April 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 19 May 2014
Donor status: company, registration 4252526
(Registered 28 May 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 45B Westbourne Terrace, London W2 3UR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, internal transport, and meals with a total value of £2,528
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 3 to 7 July 2014
Purpose of visit: fact-finding political, industrial, and education discussions in Israel
(Registered 9 July 2014)
Name of donor: The Taipei Representative Office in the UK (TRO)
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): the approximate amount includes accommodation £600, food £300 and return flights £2,400; total £3,300
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 26 July-2 August 2014
Purpose of visit: As part of the British-Taiwanese APPG, to promote the understanding of Taiwan and strengthen UK-Taiwan relations.
(Registered 5 August 2014)
Name of donor: Tertulias
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for me and my wife, flights £490, 2 nights hotel accommodation £500, meals £360 and ground transport £138.20; total £1,488.20
Destination of visit: Bilbao, Spain
Date of visit: 18-19 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend the British-Spanish Tertulias Forum, an annual weekend bringing MPs, business people, academics and artists together to discuss topical issues.
(Registered 4 November 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Non-practising barrister.
Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel (unremunerated); until June 2013. (Updated 12 June 2013)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EICC), and Co-Chair of the EICC’s May 2013 Summit. These are unremunerated positions. (Registered 5 April 2013)
British Chairman of the British-Spanish Tertulias (unremunerated) (Registered 9 April 2013)

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