John Spellar’s voting in Parliament
John Spellar is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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John Spellar generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against.
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A couple of weeks ago, I asked the Prime Minister about the possible closure of the British Gas Oldbury site, with the loss of 700 jobs. In his reply, the Prime Minister assured me: “We will make sure that a ministerial taskforce is available to talk to the company and the local community and to provide assistance in terms of retraining and other things.”—[Official Report,...
In the last hour, we have had the devastating news that British Gas proposes to close its Oldbury site, with the loss of 700 jobs. Will the Prime Minister instruct his Ministers immediately to contact the company and the unions and to arrange urgent meetings either—preferably—to save these jobs or, if that proves impossible, to establish a taskforce to create alternative...
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army Reserve personnel, excluding members of University Officer Training Corps, have served for a period of over one year.
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Labour MP for Warley
Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown
Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Expenditure
- Members: Correspondence
- Drinking Water
Currently held offices
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Feb 2016)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2010)
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Transport) (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (29 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1995)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
- Member, Defence Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 15 May 1987)
- Member, Energy Committee (21 Jan 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2016.
Name of donor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte St, London W1T 2NR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and taxi; £650
Destination of visit: Berlin
Date of visit: 30 November - 1 December 2015
Purpose of visit: defence conference with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
(Registered 06 January 2016
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Ltd
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 VIC
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, meals and transport; £1,500
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Date of visit: 11-15 December 2015
Purpose of visit: participation Australia/Israel/UK dialogue including discussions on the Israel/Palestinian peace process and security issues.
(Registered 14 January 2016)
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