This proposal, like the elections for Committee Chairs, goes against one of the major principles of standards in public life: transparency. Should we not bring Parliament into the 21st century and make all elections for everyone open, so that we and the electors can see exactly what we are doing in here? We have a bad enough reputation now; this motion sullies it further.
I beg to move, That: (1) this House takes note of the Sixth Report from the Committee on Standards, on the Standards System in the House of Commons, (HC 383); (2) with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament, the following changes to Standing Orders be made: Standing Order No. 122B (Election of Chairs of Select Committees) Line 10, leave out ‘and’. Line 11, at end insert...
I am delighted to open this debate, which represents the fulfilment of a great deal of unsung and often thankless work by the Standards Committee. I should like first to talk about the proposals for changes to the composition of the Committee. Those were recommended in the sixth report of this session, which the House is asked to note. The report was put before the Committee by the Standards...
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Former Labour MP for Rother Valley
Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Trade and Industry
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Education and Skills
- NHS: Drugs
- Mining-related Compensation Claims
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Privileges Committee (15 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Standards Committee (15 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Privileges Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 15 Jan 2013)
- Member, Standards Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 15 Jan 2013)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)
- Chair, Health Committee (18 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Health Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2005)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Jul 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) (1 Jun 1997 to 17 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1998)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1993 to 31 Dec 1995)
- Member, Environment Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 13 Dec 1994)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (1 Jan 1988 to 1 Jan 1993)
- Member, Energy Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 26 Feb 1986)
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 74.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 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") 697 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
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, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA:
Received £75 for October 2014 survey. Hours: 35 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 2 December 2014)
17 February 2015, received £75 for November 2014 survey. Hours: 35 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 17 February 2015)
Parliamentary adviser to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Group, 4 Old Bath Road, Sonning, RG4 6TA. (Up to £5,000) All remuneration is donated to charity. The companies in the Japanese Pharmaceutical Group are as follows:
Chugai Pharma Europe Ltd
Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Pharma Europe Ltd
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd (formerly Dainippon Sumitomo)
Takeda UK Ltd
April 2014, received £3,000 for 2014/15, paid direct to charity. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 30 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in Bramley in my constituency; until June 2014. (Registered 26 September 2012; updated 17 February 2015)
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