A selection of Martin Caton's votes
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Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
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Martin Caton hardly ever rebelled against their party in their last parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of trends in the rate of child poverty in Wales since 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the time taken for the general release of data from European Science Agency (ESA) projects; and if he will make future UK contributions to ESA projects conditional on full and immediate release of all data.
Order. I am afraid that is far too long for an intervention.
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Former Labour MP for Gower
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- International Development
- Unexploded Ordnance
- Guantanamo Bay
- Rescue Services
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (16 Dec 2003 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Dec 2001 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 17 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Chairman, Pensions Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Chairman, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (1 out of 17)
- Chairman, Crime and Courts Bill Committee (7 out of 13)
- Chairman, Wreck Removal Convention Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Identity Documents Bill Committee (3 out of 5)
- Chairman, Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee (9 out of 20)
- Chairman, Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (3 out of 5)
- Chairman, Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Committee (5 out of 10)
- Chairman, Child Poverty Bill Committee (4 out of 10)
- Chairman, Employment Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Chairman, Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Health Bill Committee (1 out of 12)
- Chairman, Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (5 out of 8)
- Chairman, Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Compensation Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Public Audit (Wales) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Local Government Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.44% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 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.
- 72 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 121 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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