Peter Hain

MP, Neath

Neath Labour

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How Peter Hain voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Peter Hain never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 11 Feb 2015

    The Motability car that my severely disabled constituent, Mark Francis, has had for 11 years is being taken from him in two weeks. Born with hereditary spastic paraplegia and unable to walk without crutches or sticks, he is sadly deteriorating by the week. I have been told that his case will be reconsidered, yet the Department for Work and Pensions is punitively and callously snatching his...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Ukraine 10 Feb 2015

    I agree with much of what the Foreign Secretary says, including that President Putin is a calculating, ruthless and lethal authoritarian. Does not the whole crisis spring from the failure after the cold war ended to establish a common European security system to which Russia felt attached? Instead, there has been a kind of cold peace. Surely the way forward is a negotiated solution, or an...
  • Psni: Voluntary Sector 28 Jan 2015

    Do the Government agree that the provision of a special pension for those severely injured during the troubles who were unable to build up an occupational pension of their own, long argued for by the WAVE trauma centre’s injured campaign group and included in the Stormont House agreement, should be supported by all parties, and that questions around who should be eligible for that...

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Labour MP for Neath

Entered House of Commons on 4 April 1991 — unknown

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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)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (28 Jun 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • 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)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (6 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Chairman, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons (7 Jul 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal (12 Jun 2003 to 6 May 2005)
  • Lord Privy Seal, House of Commons (12 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (24 Oct 2002 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Europe) (11 Jun 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 Jun 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Minister of State (Energy and Competitiveness in Europe) (25 Jan 2001 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (24 Jan 2001 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (29 Jul 1999 to 24 Jan 2000)
  • Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Jul 1999 to 24 Jan 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary (Welsh Office) (6 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Welsh Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1996 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1996)

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 65.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 68 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") 1742 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

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 and expenses for any associated travel and accommodation costs. Expected annual time commitment of 12 days.  (Registered 19 March 2013; updated 10 July 2013)
Advisory Board Member of Developing Market Associates Ltd, 1 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU; a social enterprise promoting investment and development, especially in Africa with agencies including the World Bank.  I receive £20,000 annually with effect from 3 June 2014. Expected annual time commitment of 12 days.  (Registered 23 June 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Sunday Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
£1,650 received for article published in March 2014. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 9 April 2014)
Received £1,500 from University of South Wales, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, for preparing and delivering two student sessions. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2014)
£1,000 received from Clive Conway Productions Ltd, 32 Grove Street, Oxford OX2 7JT, for speaking to the Cathedral Quarter Festival, Belfast. Hours: 2 days including return travel. (Registered 2 July 2014)
Received £15,000 from the University of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP for preparing and delivering teaching sessions and public lectures. Hours: 20 days. (Registered 17 July 2014)
Received £4,000, plus flights and accommodation, from the Civil Service College Ltd, 25 Queen Anne’s Gate St James’s Park London SW1H 9BU, for lectures to the Political Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, 23-28 July 2014. Hours: 8 days. (Registered 4 November 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
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 6 July 2014, value £962
Date of receipt of donation: 6 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 6 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1344829
(Registered 21 July 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Partner in Haywood Hain LLP, London; business consultancy. (Registered 7 January 2013)

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