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Conservative MP for West Dorset
- The Minister for Government Policy (since 12 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Oliver Letwin voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Culture Media and Sport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Units, Departmental Accountancy, Departments: Accountancy, Departmental Public Expenditure, Departments: Public Bodies
(based on written questions asked by Oliver Letwin and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (11 Dec 2013)
“Constitution: Constitutional Implications of Coalition Government.
Witnesses: Evidence will be heard from Rt Hon. Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords and Rt Hon. Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Lords Opposition Spokesman for Constitutional Issues and adviser on Planning and Transition into Government and at approximately 11.15am from Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy, Cabinet Office”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Business (25 Nov 2013)
“I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Cabinet Office. The What Works Network currently consists of five independent evidence centres covering the areas of health and social care, education attainment, local growth, crime reduction and effective early intervention. The newest centre, on local economic growth, launched last month and has two systematic reviews of evidence under way....”
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Consumers: Complaints (21 Nov 2013)
“There are no current plans to bring forward legislative proposals to allow regulators to introduce fairness to customer criteria when assessing complaints. I recently announced the Government's intention to review complaints handling within public services, and the role of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.”
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- Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below 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 70.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 861 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||£21,073 (248th)||£20,558 (369th)||£21,244 (331st)||£19,398||£19,695 (joint 320th with 1 other)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£18,846 (378th)||£10,225 (561st)|
|Office running costs||£12,938 (504th)||£15,517 (449th)||£21,357 (221st)||£11,529||£12,649 (563rd)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,187 (joint 283rd with 2 others)||£14,591 (366th)|
|Staffing costs||£93,042 (385th)||£91,544 (135th)||£82,192 (396th)||£81,849||£69,976 (384th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£46,229 (308th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£11,970 (48th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,285 (432nd)1||£4,457 (500th)2||£8,578 (282nd)||£4,518||£6,277 (488th)||£6,863 (448th)||£7,312 (439th)||£2,841 (570th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£10 (joint 436th with 1 other)||£131||£126 (407th)||£313 (323rd)||£652 (222nd)||£687 (joint 193rd with 2 others)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,490 (31st)||£1,622 (81st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£1,175 (15th)||£965 (23rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,779 (290th)||£820 (304th)||£991 (282nd)||£1,119||£723 (395th)||£1,522 (126th)||£1,459 (170th)||£1,975 (73rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,442 (307th)||£2,228 (378th)||£2,507||£1,524 (489th)||£4,055 (164th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,180 (joint 358th with 4 others)||£1,076 (295th)||£973||£1,826 (431st)||£1,826 (424th)||£1,559 (518th)||£1,559 (440th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£1,684 (60th)||£9,408 (12th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£203 (joint 61st with 1 other)|
|Total||£139,783 (457th)||£152,759 (225th)||£147,084 (136th)||£122,024||£112,796 (515th)||£121,734 (265th)||£117,227 (231st)||£78,310 (507th)|