Mark Oaten

Former MP, Winchester

Winchester Liberal Democrat

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How Mark Oaten voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Has never voted on a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Mark Oaten occasionally rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Departmental Telephone Services 8 Apr 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 801W, on departmental telephone services, whether contracts were awarded for the provision of services relating to helplines.
  • Business of the House: Clause 9 — Duration of Act 7 Apr 2010

    Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I can speed things up by putting on the record the genuine cross-party support that there is for the Bill. The Liberal Democrats are certainly delighted to see it go forward at such a pace. Many of us who have attended Inter-Parliamentary Union and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conferences throughout the world have visited countries, spoken to some...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Telephone Services 7 Apr 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, columns 937-8W, on departmental telephone services, whether contracts were let for the provision of services relating to the helplines run by its agencies.

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Winchester

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education and Skills
  • Identity Cards
  • Prisons
  • Departmental Telephone Services
  • Police
  • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (29 Sep 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (29 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Draft Corruption Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 23 Jan 2006)

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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 295 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 30.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 42 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 243 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
I provide a weekly digest on parliamentary affairs, occasional advice and speaking at conferences for the British Healthcare Trade Association (of which I am an unpaid director), who produce equipment for the disabled. (£5,001-£10,000). Address: New Loom House, Suite 4.06, 101 Back Church Lane, London E1 1LU.
Received payment of £1850, covering the period 1 November 2009 to 31 January 2010. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 14 November 2009)
Received payment of £1870 for period February-April 2010. Hours¨30 hrs. (Registered 19 February 2010)
Articles for News International Group. (£5,001-£10,000)
Media and presentation consultant for the Aziz Corporation.
Fortnightly parliamentary digest for the Posture and Mobility Group. (Up to £5,000)
Broadcasting fees from Sky TV. (Up to £5,000)
Consultant to Remarkable Public Relations, providing staff training
and advice on parliamentary matters (from 1 December 2008 to 6 January 2009). (Up to £5,000)
3 July 2009, payment of £150 received for being the presenter's friend on a show at the BBC, Wood Lane TV Centre, Shepherd's Bush, London. Hours: 2 hours. (Registered 14 July 2009)
Fees for delivering lectures at Wroxton College, Wroxton, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire:
11 July 2009, payment of £400. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 July 2009)
21 January 2010, payment of £250. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 26 January 2010)
17 August 2009, £50 received from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for taking part in survey. Hours: 30 minutes. (Registered 24 August 2009)
Fees from Love Productions, 43 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4AT:
14 August 2009, £1,850 for 8 days filming. (Registered 13 October 2009)
£1,850 for filming follow-up programmes, 14 October 2009-14 January 2010. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 9 February 2010)
20 November 2009, received £75 for completing a survey. Address: BPRI Group, 24-28 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2PX. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 24 November 2009)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Results UK
Address of donor: 25 Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2DP.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1199.69
Destination of visit: India
Date of visit: 6 - 10 September 2009
Purpose of visit: to examine TB projects.
(Registered 5 November 2009)

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