A selection of Owen Paterson's votes
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Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
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I said that the Northern Ireland parties should make an announcement now about what they intend to do with the powers once the Bill has passed. If such an announcement were made, in the two years between now and April 2017, local businesses, UK businesses and, above all, foreign business could begin to plan in the knowledge that they would benefit from a much lower rate of tax. The hon....
I was never quite sure that we would see this day. I heartily congratulate my successor as Secretary of State and the Financial Secretary on following this proposal through from the dark days when it was knocked on the head. For the benefit of the shadow Secretary of State, I will go over the history of the proposal, because he does not realise the enormous benefit that it could bring to...
I thank the hon. Gentleman for his kind comments. I would like to stress that this has ultimately been a team effort. I will list the people who have been involved. This proposal came from a black moment. I have cited the examples that I saw on the ground in Northern Ireland. At the time, a parallel process was going on. The last Government had asked Sir David Varney to conduct a report on...
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Conservative MP for North Shropshire
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Northern Ireland
- Home Department
- Badgers/Bovine TB
- Bovine TB
- Avian Influenza
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (10 Nov 2006 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Oct 2005 to 10 Nov 2006)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
- Member, Agriculture Committee (21 Feb 2000 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 1999 to 20 Nov 2000)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 605 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
8. Land and Property
A share in buildings and agricultural land at Bunbury and Spurstow, Cheshire, from which rental income is received. (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share in buildings attached to my house near Ellesmere, Shropshire, from which rental income is received. (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share of a house in London from which rental income is received. (Registered 23 December 2014)
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