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Brian H Donohoe
Labour MP for Central Ayrshire
- Also represented Cunninghame South
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Brian H Donohoe voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Transport, Treasury, Health, Trade and Industry, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Air Passenger Duty, Vehicle Fleets, Members: Correspondence, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Rescue Services: Helicopters
(based on written questions asked by Brian H Donohoe and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Statistics and Registration Service Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Finance Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- [John Robertson in the Chair] — Energy Intensive Industries (4 Dec 2013)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. Three of the five biggest users of energy are located in Scotland, so he will understand my interest in this subject and, in particular, in the effect of Government policy. These industries are not able to get the grants available to their competitors in mainland Europe, which is leading to the possibility of job losses. Does he accept...”
- [John Robertson in the Chair] — Energy Intensive Industries (4 Dec 2013)
“I am grateful again to my hon. Friend for giving way. I have had many representations from the glass industry about its being excluded. There is a highly successful glass factory in my constituency, but its concerns are so great that it is bound to lose jobs as a consequence of being excluded from compensation. Does he agree?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Helicopter Crash (Glasgow) (2 Dec 2013)
“First, may I add my condolences to the friends and families of those who have lost their lives? Many years ago, along with the then convenor of police in Strathclyde, Jimmy Jennings, I fought hard for the maintenance of the helicopter service, so I would not want any possibility of a knee-jerk reaction grounding of these pieces of kit. As someone who has operated with that piece of kit, I can...”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 9 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 68.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 180 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£23,996 (56th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,512||£17,552 (416th)||£20,321 (joint 184th with 2 others)||£19,522 (318th)||£8,381 (587th)|
|Office running costs||£18,329 (295th)||£20,254 (227th)||£18,866 (436th)||£18,727||£18,362 (330th)||£18,769 (joint 283rd with 1 other)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,720 (326th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,799 (133rd)||£83,894 (447th)||£87,276 (joint 156th with 7 others)||£79,797||£71,108 (284th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£60,816 (501st)||£45,688 (334th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,714 (256th)||£6,170 (405th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£22,368 (12th)1||£23,394 (8th)2||£23,543 (8th)||£20,362||£25,365 (23rd)||£28,195 (11th)||£24,969 (16th)||£21,885 (7th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£658 (joint 118th with 1 other)||£1,275 (68th)||£1,252 (95th)||£801||£1,110 (167th)||£446 (281st)||£1,677 (74th)||£905 (149th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,389 (joint 87th with 1 other)||£862 (140th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,396 (223rd)||£609 (427th)||£824 (joint 353rd with 1 other)||£693||£751 (joint 379th with 2 others)||£982 (261st)||£621 (joint 510th with 1 other)||£1,159 (275th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,558 (286th)||£2,600 (323rd)||£2,293||£1,916 (joint 418th with 1 other)||£2,433 (336th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,291 (joint 201st with 1 other)||£1,192 (joint 125th with 1 other)||£829||£1,943 (joint 212th with 5 others)||£1,943 (joint 208th with 5 others)||£1,943 (joint 205th with 5 others)||£1,943 (joint 195th with 5 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,216 (65th)||£0|
|Total||£181,650 (12th)||£163,390 (64th)||£157,663 (31st)||£145,014||£138,107 (80th)||£141,112 (28th)||£128,998 (38th)||£95,681 (155th)|