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Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks)
- The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (since 12 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 23 February 1989 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How William Hague voted on key issues since 2001:
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately 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: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development, Defence, Treasury, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, Departmental Public Expenditure, Iran: Nuclear Power
(based on written questions asked by William Hague and answered by departments)
- Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Special Tribunal for Lebanon (10 Dec 2013)
“I am pleased to announce that the UK intends to make a voluntary contribution of £1 million to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). The UK is committed to supporting security, stability and justice for the people of Lebanon. This contribution to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is a signal of our steadfast support for its work to end the climate of impunity for political...”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ministerial Oral Question (Correction) (9 Dec 2013)
“On 29 October 2013, Official Report, column 752, during oral questions to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz) asked me about the number of British businesspeople of Chinese origin who joined the Chancellor, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Secretary of State for Transport on recent visits to China. I replied...”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Westminster Foundation for Democracy (9 Dec 2013)
“I would like to inform the House that the framework agreement between the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been updated, in line with Cabinet Office and HM Treasury guidelines for non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs). The framework agreement combines a management statement, which sets out the basis for the FCO’s relationship...”
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- Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- 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 31.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 41 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 1945 times in debates — well above 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||£13,641 (454th)||£21,376 (321st)||£21,101 (341st)||£20,071||£20,823 (joint 231st with 1 other)||£19,706 (282nd)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,632 (108th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£402 (115th)|
|Office running costs||£19,439 (246th)||£15,726 (443rd)||£16,120 (537th)||£13,585||£12,194 (577th)||£18,785 (joint 260th with 1 other)||£17,431 (452nd)||£16,236 (294th)|
|Staffing costs||£98,637 (209th)||£88,468 (joint 293rd with 1 other)||£84,642 (307th)||£80,041||£77,156 (101st)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£54,532 (79th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£336 (593rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,652 (214th)1||£8,576 (272nd)2||£7,701 (315th)||£8,110||£13,250 (210th)||£12,654 (227th)||£8,008 (410th)||£6,744 (379th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£216 (272nd)||£201 (joint 323rd with 1 other)||£782 (161st)||£929||£1,116 (joint 163rd with 1 other)||£712 (213th)||£646 (225th)||£1,516 (70th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£4,282 (9th)||£4,164 (11th)||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||£5,059 (181st)||£981 (joint 232nd with 1 other)||£945 (298th)||£672||£500 (502nd)||£842 (joint 334th with 1 other)||£588 (joint 530th with 1 other)||£1,626 (133rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,061 (130th)||£3,978 (200th)||£3,374||£3,028 (266th)||£2,694 (308th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,234 (joint 279th with 1 other)||£1,066 (304th)||£0||£1,909 (281st)||£1,909 (joint 276th with 1 other)||£1,909 (joint 273rd with 1 other)||£1,909 (joint 256th with 1 other)|
|Total||£150,926 (317th)||£145,123 (351st)||£136,335 (355th)||£126,782||£129,976 (joint 190th with 1 other)||£129,075 (132nd)||£117,516 (222nd)||£99,597 (98th)|