How Alan Beith voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Alan Beith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I thank the Minister and hon. Members for taking part in the debate. I particularly appreciate the fact, Mr Brady, that you allowed the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) to join the proceedings, because although he has been a Committee member for only a short time, he has proved an extremely valuable one. It is striking that people with quite different views on some...
If we are to deal with the kind of problems that the hon. Gentleman described, which exist in many of our prisons, does he accept the Committee’s general contention that we ought to use prison only for those whom it is essential to lock up for significant periods, and that we should make more use of robust community sentences rather than continuing to increase the prison population?
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray, even if it is somewhat earlier than anticipated—such was the degree of consensus about the green deal in the preceding debate. What are the most effective ways to keep our constituents safe from crime, and how can we spent taxpayers’ money cost-effectively to achieve that objective? The Justice Committee sought to answer...
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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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 29 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 76.66% 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") 2157 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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