Before my hon. Friend moves on to the more general issue, will he clarify the fact that the House’s refusal in 2013 to become involved in a brief bombing campaign against Assad—Members of all parties were involved in that decision—has absolutely no logical connection with taking military action against Daesh? Linking the two does not serve the interests of developing a...
The Secretary of State will know that during the cold war our and NATO’s defence and security policy was shaped by our assessment of the threat. In the current circumstances, what is the Ministry of Defence and the Secretary of State’s view of the threat today?
Not threats—the threat.
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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
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 30 Mar 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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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 38 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 67.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- 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 18–19 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") 643 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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