Peter Hain

MP, Neath

Neath Labour

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How Peter Hain voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails

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Peter Hain never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House Commission: Pension Schemes Bill 2 Sep 2014

    In noting the interesting points that the hon. Member for Amber Valley (Nigel Mills) raised, I particularly commend his colleague, the hon. Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mark Field), for drawing to the attention of the House the fact that the average pension pot is just 17,700. That is a miserably small amount, and underlines the dire predicament that far too many...
  • Business of the House Commission: Pension Schemes Bill 2 Sep 2014

    I have great respect for the hon. Gentleman despite our big political differences. I anticipated this question, he might be intrigued to know, and I looked into it. In fact, he is entirely wrong and that Tory charge is entirely misplaced. Let me explain why. The stock market fall reduced the basic market value of pension scheme assets by some 250 billion between 1999 and 2002. The...
  • Points of Order 1 Sep 2014

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Will you advise me and Members of this House how we can support your proposal to separate the functions of the Clerk of the House and the chief executive? I came to the view when I was Leader of the House in 2003-05 that that was essential. The Clerk needs to be an experienced and specialist expert in parliamentary procedure. The chief executive,...

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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)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 53 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 67.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 67 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") 1727 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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 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)
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 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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