Roger Gale

MP, North Thanet

North Thanet Conservative

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How Roger Gale voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Roger Gale occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3) — European Union (Referendum) Bill 17 Oct 2014

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I want to raise that rare thing, a genuine point of order. In his opening remarks, my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) suggested that there might be attempts to frustrate the progress of the Bill through the House. One of those ways would be to prolong the debate on the Bill that is currently at the front of the queue in...
  • Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) 14 Oct 2014

    I think I know what my constituents do and do not want to see. They want to see a holistic solution that is fair to the whole of the United Kingdom. They do not want to see a piecemeal spatchcock solution that is pointed towards Scotland immediately, while not just England, but the rest of the United Kingdom are kicked into the long grass. It is more than 20 years since I first suggested the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Brownfield Land and Empty Buildings 8 Sep 2014

    At the risk of testing your sense of order, Mr Speaker, would you allow me to place on record our, as Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, sadness at the death of Jim Dobbin? He was a true Christian and a true gentleman, and we shall all miss him. Our thoughts are with Pat. I applaud the Government’s efforts to bring brownfield sites back into use, but deplore...

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Conservative MP for North Thanet

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Departmental Relocation
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Public Information
  • Departmental Information
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (10 Nov 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (20 Aug 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 14 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 51.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 581 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. Payments donated to charity:
28 November 2012, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
20 December 2012, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
15 February 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
21 March 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
16 May 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
30 August 2013, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion surveys. Payments donated to charity:
12 December 2012, payment of £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
2 August 2013, payment of £80. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 January 2014)
Payment of £100 from Dods Parliamentary Services, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP, for opinion survey. Hours: 1 hr. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 30 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad
Address of donor: 12 John Street, London WC1N 2EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): approximately £1,530.48 for air fares and accommodation
Destination of visit: Nouakchott and Rosso, Mauritania
Date of visit: 13-18 February 2014
Purpose of visit: To view the Society's operation and veterinary and educational facilities in Mauritania, in my capacity as Chairman.
(Registered 11 March 2014)
8. Land and Property
A holiday barn conversion in France.

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