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Labour MP for Great Grimsby
- Also represented Grimsby
- Entered Parliament on 28 April 1977 — unknown
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Austin Mitchell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 12 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Treasury, Communities and Local Government, Deputy Prime Minister, Home Department, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Housing, Non-Domestic Rates: Ports, Accountancy, Council Housing, Social Housing
(based on written questions asked by Austin Mitchell and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Further Education and Training Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Rights of Savers Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Republic of Ireland (19 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the net effect on revenue collected by HM Revenue and Customs of taxation agreements between the UK and Ireland.”
- Premier Motor Auctions (12 Nov 2013)
“In fact, as the Minister pointed out earlier, Mr Warnett was not appointed as a director, but the letter from Lloyds specifically said that he was to be a non-executive director. On that basis, he was received by the company and gave advice to create the £2 million hole in the accounts. The ICAEW investigation was only a partial investigation of part of the complaint. The complaint,...”
- Premier Motor Auctions (12 Nov 2013)
“May I say what a pleasure it is to serve under your chairmanship for the first time ever, Mr Bone? I want to tell the story today of the theft of a profitable Yorkshire company by the mafia—I do not mean the criminal mafia that we often speak of, but Britain’s dark-suited mafia, which in this case is represented by Lloyds bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers, both acting in collusion...”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 78 written questions in the last year — above 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 50.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 1049 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||£22,544 (167th)||£23,073 (163rd)||£22,090 (joint 217th with 2 others)||£21,619||£20,715 (257th)||£20,202 (joint 226th with 1 other)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£17,415 (77th)|
|Office running costs||£13,293 (491st)||£15,452 (453rd)||£13,987 (570th)||£19,242||£12,892 (556th)||£18,720 (joint 332nd with 2 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£11,907 (468th)|
|Staffing costs||£99,987 (170th)||£90,218 (219th)||£89,119 (88th)||£83,209||£75,865 (123rd)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£64,999 (312th)||£53,026 (100th)|
|Communications Allowance||£7,365 (388th)||£5,562 (433rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,747 (142nd)1||£12,922 (123rd)2||£12,104 (131st)||£11,113||£16,934 (98th)||£18,299 (75th)||£16,565 (102nd)||£10,799 (178th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£72 (358th)||£634 (joint 164th with 1 other)||£1,109 (110th)||£1,426||£2,056 (69th)||£1,777 (68th)||£1,939 (51st)||£1,701 (58th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,777 (26th)||£3,222 (22nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,619 (311th)||£890 (270th)||£1,055 (262nd)||£1,527||£1,881 (120th)||£1,576 (115th)||£1,974 (92nd)||£1,907 (84th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,722 (268th)||£1,765 (449th)||£4,102||£4,803 (148th)||£4,351 (145th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,261 (joint 240th with 6 others)||£1,058 (joint 320th with 22 others)||£0||£1,841 (407th)||£1,841 (400th)||£1,841 (joint 389th with 1 other)||£1,841 (356th)|
|Total||£161,405 (178th)||£155,956 (174th)||£142,287 (235th)||£142,238||£136,987 (91st)||£134,789 (68th)||£125,274 (67th)||£98,596 (111th)|