The House owes a debt to the Backbench Business Committee and particularly to the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) for bringing up this subject. The situation she reviews in south Wales is a really dreadful one, and a source of anxiety to any area where open-cast is currently contemplated. My constituency was the last deep-mining constituency in the north-east, and it also has a large...
I welcome this coalition Government’s investment in the north-east of England—in skills, science and manufacturing—including in Northumberland college. May I, however, underline the fact that the college needs to extend its services into the north of Northumberland, where many students are 40 or 50 miles away from the college?
There is no better illustration of the Minister’s point than the history of A1 dualling over decades. I commend the Government for building in a commitment to, and the means of achieving, a substantial part of that. We would like more to be dualled, but that is a very significant move forward.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed
Entered House of Commons on 8 November 1973 — unknown
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Trade and Industry
- Unpaid Advisers
- Public Records
- Parliamentary Advisers
- Project Sponsorship
Currently held offices
- Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee
Other offices held in the past
- 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, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (3 Dec 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Justice Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Justice Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 15 Nov 2007)
- Member, Speaker's Committee (17 Oct 2006 to 3 Dec 2008)
- Member, Speaker's Committee (4 Oct 2006 to 12 Oct 2006)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 25 Nov 2008)
- Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Constitutional Affairs Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 Jul 2005)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Chairman, Constitutional Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 76.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 2159 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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