How Alan Beith voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees 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 want to point out that the Government were right not to opt in to a series of standards measures where we are already well above the standards precisely, because it unnecessarily imported European Court of Justice jurisdiction into our own system.
I just want to place on record the fact that the Select Committee on Justice, although it was severely critical of the Government’s handling of the matter from the beginning, has supported the five measures that the Government wish to opt into. I am pleased that my right hon. and hon. Friends in the Government have been firm in their determination to opt in.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to encourage government departments to meet their targets and legal obligations relating to the release of records to the National Archives.
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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 31 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 76.71% 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") 2149 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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