How Simon Burns voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Simon Burns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The short answer to the hon. Gentleman’s first question is no, I did not hear the programme. I am certainly not going to comment on his interpretation of the programme without having listened to it myself because his interpretation may be deeply flawed. That was highlighted by his constant repetition of “privatisation”, which I have to say is becoming a little tedious. How...
I am grateful—
I cannot refuse an offer like that, so I will be brief. Out of politeness, may I respond to the hon. Member for St Ives? I do not know when he was out of the room but, as I explained earlier and obviously passed him by, ever since Nye Bevan set up the NHS, 95% of GPs have been private small businesses. That is, by his definition, not mine, privatisation. A significant amount of mental health...
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented West Chelmsford
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Members: Correspondence
- Parliamentary Questions
- Special Advisers
- Ministerial Travel
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Sep 2012 to 4 Oct 2013)
- The Minister of State, Department of Health (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Administration Committee (16 Nov 2006 to 31 Mar 2009)
- Member, Administration Committee (6 Nov 2006 to 30 Mar 2009)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Whip, Whips (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister, Health (6 Jul 2004 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Member, Health Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Public Services, Health & Education (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 2001 to 10 Dec 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Nov 2000 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Health Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (23 Jul 1996 to 2 May 1997)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 Jul 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 7 Jul 1995)
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- Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 86 written questions in the last year — well above 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 80.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 960 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.
6. Overseas visits
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and hospitality at an approximate value of £3,640
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 20-26 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to learn more about High Speed Rail
and relations between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.
(Registered 29 October 2014)
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