Alan Beith

MP, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed Liberal Democrat

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How Alan Beith voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Alan Beith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Freedom of Information Act 16 Dec 2014

    The Government have never dissented from the principle advanced by the Justice Committee that information that would be available under freedom of information in the public sector should remain so when a service is outsourced to the private sector. While I welcome my right hon. Friend’s efforts in this direction, is he looking back at some of the older contracts to see whether that...
  • business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders 15 Dec 2014

    The right hon. Gentleman seems to be in danger of attacking the idea that was originally presented rather than that contained in the Bill, which is much closer to being a process of determining that, if somebody who is thought to be dangerous comes back to this country, we can control, monitor and supervise them. Surely that is a more sensible objective, which the original, apparent objective...
  • business of the house (today): Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) 15 Dec 2014

    The time available does not allow me to spend time discussing the value we attach to the fire service or the issues that arise because the previous Government introduced the age limit of 60, but there is a central issue—

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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
  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Unpaid Advisers
  • Public Records
  • Correspondence
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 30 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 76.67% 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") 2152 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

11. Miscellaneous
Chairman of the Historic Chapels Trust.

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