The Trident-sceptic and Europhile hon. Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound) has the ability to say completely and utterly unacceptable things—total twaddle—but to do so with such charm that we do not realise he has said such unacceptable things. It is a great pleasure to follow him. I do not intend to take up more time than I need, partly because this afternoon’s debate...
I very much agree with the right hon. Gentleman that if there were to be a military strike against Syria, the matter would have to come back to this House. I commend to him my recently published book “Who Takes Britain to War?” on this very subject. If ISIL or Daesh is operating from Syria as well as from Iraq—there is no real border between the two countries; the border is...
I am sorry to interrupt my right hon. Friend to make such a tiny point. It is most kind of him to describe me as “gallant”, but I was only ever a private soldier in the Territorial Army. Surrounded as I am by brave soldiers who truly deserve the title, I should say that I am not in any shape, size or form “gallant”.
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Conservative MP for North Wiltshire
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- RAF Lyneham
- Horse Passports
- Inland Revenue
- RAF Bases
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (1 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2013)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (21 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (19 Feb 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (8 May 2005 to 19 May 2005)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 13 Dec 2000)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Control of Horses Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Citizenship (Armed Forces) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Water Bill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Chairman, Justice and Security Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Chairman, Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, PARTNERSHIPS (PROSECUTION) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Antarctic Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Financial Services Bill Committee (3 out of 18)
- Chairman, Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Welfare Reform Bill Committee (15 out of 26)
- Chairman, Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Coroners and Justice Bill Committee (12 out of 16)
- Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Hunting Bill Committee (26 out of 31)
- Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Hunting (Re-committed) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Export Control Bill Committee (3 out of 6)
- Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Rating (Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Criminal Justice and Police Bill Committee (15 out of 15)
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- Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 9 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 94.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 724 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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