Peter Hain

Neath Labour

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How Peter Hain voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails

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Peter Hain never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Albert Owen in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (Wales) 9 Apr 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I apologise at the outset for having to leave immediately after I finish speaking, to undertake an official appointment relating to my duties as a former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. I will not hear the Minister’s reply, but I will of course read it. In the short time since personal independence payments have come...
  • [Albert Owen in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (Wales) 9 Apr 2014

    My hon. Friend makes an important point. I am not going to make personal attacks on Ministers because they probably believe they are doing a professional job, but I sometimes wonder whether they have any idea of what is happening on the ground as a result of their policies. If the Atos debacle taught us anything, it is the importance of getting the decision right in the first place—in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Parliamentary Standards 8 Apr 2014

    As a former Leader of the House of Commons, I yield to no one in wanting to protect parliamentary privilege and the independence of the House from external interference, but the truth is that the public think there is one rule for them and another for us. That is an intolerable position for us to find ourselves in, and we have to do something about it. There must be a solution that protects...

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Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Japan Tobacco International: Ministerial Policy Advisers
  • Japan Tobacco
  • Japan Tobacco International
  • Domestic Visits
  • Official Hospitality

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (12 May 2010 to 14 May 2012)
  • Secretary of State, Wales Office (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (28 Jun 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • Secretary of State, Wales Office (25 Jan 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • Secretary of State, Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (17 Jun 2005 to 25 Jan 2007)
  • Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (11 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chairman, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Lord Privy Seal, House of Commons (12 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 Jun 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (24 Jan 2001 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Jul 1999 to 24 Jan 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Welsh Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 66 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.
  • 63 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Peter Hain’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1708 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

1. Directorships
Non-executive director of Amara Mining PLC, 29-30 Cornhill, London EC3V 3NF; gold producer with portfolio of assets in West Africa. I receive £31,500 with effect from 6 March 2013. (Registered 19 March 2013; updated 10 July 2013)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Biteback Publishing Ltd, 375 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY:
£1,785 received as additional payment following publication of memoirs. No additional hours worked. (Registered 30 April 2012)
Payment of £5,000 from BBC, BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for making a film on the future of South Africa which was broadcast on 24 April 2013. Hours: 2 weeks. (See also Category 6 below.) (Registered 8 May 2013)
Payment of £800 from Sunday Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for article published on 21 April 2013. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 8 May 2013)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association
Address of donor: Motor Sports House 1 Riverside Park Colnbrook SLG 0HK
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for British Grand Prix 30 June 2013, value £980
Date of receipt of donation: 30 June 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 30 June 2013
Donor status: company No 1344829
(Registered 9 July 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
Partner in Haywood Hain LLP, London; business consultancy. (Registered 7 January 2013)

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