Order. I know that hon. Members are better at arithmetic than this. Seven or eight minutes is not the same as 11 minutes. Let us see whether they can prove that, so that we do not have to have a time limit. I know that I can trust a former colonel to do his best, and I call Bob Stewart.
Order. Before I call the next speaker, it may be helpful to know that I hope not to impose a time limit on speeches this afternoon, if I gain the co-operation of Members who, out of courtesy for their colleagues, will hopefully keep their speeches to some seven or eight minutes. If everyone were to do that, there would be no need for a formal time limit and we would have more flexibility and...
Order. Before the hon. Lady continues, let me remind Members, especially those fairly new to the House, that interventions have to be short, because it is otherwise not fair for people who sit here all day waiting to make their speeches.
More of Eleanor Laing’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Epping Forest
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Freedom of Information
- Departmental Databases
- Departmental Data Protection
- Electronic Voting
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Panel of Chairs (16 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (16 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2013 to 6 Jan 2014)
- Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (12 Nov 2012 to 22 Nov 2013)
- Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Mar 2011)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 31 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Women and Equality) (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Women) (6 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Children) (1 Jul 2003 to 1 Dec 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2003)
- Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (1 Jul 2000 to 1 Jul 2001)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1999 to 1 Jul 2000)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (1 Jul 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
- Member, Employment Sub-committee (31 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
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- Has spoken in 114 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 0.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 83 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Eleanor Laing’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 462 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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