Voting record from PublicWhip
- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
How Owen Paterson voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. Votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. Votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. Votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. Votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. Votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. Votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. Votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. Votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. Votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. Votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. Votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. Votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. Votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. Votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. Votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. Votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. Votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. Votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. Votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. Votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. Votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. Votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. Votes
- Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks
“On 4 June 2013, Official Report, column 92WS, I informed the House that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and I had asked Professor Chris Elliott to carry out an independent review into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks following the horsemeat fraud. I would like to inform the House that Professor Elliott published his interim report today, it is...”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Taskforce
“I would like to update the House on the progress that my Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the tree health and plant biosecurity taskforce, which published its report in May. This is further to my written ministerial statements of 20 May 2013, Official Report, column 54WS, and 16 July, Official Report, column 78WS, in which I accepted three of the recommendations...”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
“The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 16 and 17 December in Brussels. I will be representing the UK to cover the agricultural items while the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice) who is responsible for farming, food and marine environment, will cover the fisheries items. Richard...”
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- Has spoken in 12 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 51.46% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 560 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)