How Simon Burns voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Simon Burns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on (a) all drugs, (b) cancer drugs and (c) drugs funded through the Cancer Drug Fund in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
On the point the hon. Lady was making before this one, how many DFID projects has she visited since her appointment as shadow Secretary of State?
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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, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Whip, Whips (16 Dec 2005 to 11 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 91 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 79.83% 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") 959 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 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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