Caroline Spelman

MP, Meriden

Meriden Conservative

A selection of Caroline Spelman's votes

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  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency 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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Details

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Caroline Spelman

Recent appearances

  • High Speed 2 25 Mar 2015

    My constituency has both the pain and the gain, having the first station outside London as the proposals stand. I request again that the Minister look at a tunnel on the approach to the interchange station at Birmingham International airport. At present, a flyover will be needed over the west coast main line at the height of the tree line, which would be visually very intrusive in the village...
  • High Speed 2 25 Mar 2015

    I also commend the work of the Chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee, as well as the Committee’s work in highlighting the weaknesses in the environmental compensation and in the analysis of HS2’s environmental impact. That has highlighted the opportunity we have to do things such as create Natura 2000 sites in some of the worst-affected places. We can never replace ancient...
  • High Speed 2 25 Mar 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend understand the disappointment at not having the regional high-speed trains through to the continent that were promised for Birmingham airport in my constituency? The concept was presented of clearing customs at Birmingham and being able to travel through to the continent, which is now not a possibility.

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Conservative MP for Meriden

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Valuation Office Agency
  • Council Tax
  • Local Government Finance
  • Council Tax: Valuation
  • Iraq

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Without portfolio (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1 May 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 Nov 2003 to 1 May 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Women) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 May 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (10 Jun 1999 to 10 Sep 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Jun 1998 to 10 Jun 1999)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 9 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 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 119 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Caroline Spelman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 588 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Civil Service Learning, Quadrant Court, 49 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1TH, for talks for the Civil Service Fast Stream on Understanding Government:
£1,200 for 8 talks, on 10 and 17 October 2013, 21 November 2013, 5 and 12 December 2013, 9, 16 and 30 January 2014. Paid by Capita Business Services Ltd, PO Box 202, Darlington DL1 9HB. Hours: 1 hr each; 8 hrs in total. (Registered 7 April 2014)
16 September 2014, £150 for talks on 15 May 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 22 September 2014)
Payments for attending meetings as a member of the Advisory Council for Kingfisher’s NetPositive programme, which aims to redesign business for a positive impact on nature:
£1,000 received. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 4 April 2014)
£1,000 received on 31 October 2014. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 3 November 2014)
£200 paid direct to charity by Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for an interview on 14 July 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 25 September 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: CARE (Christian Action Research and Education)
(b) Address of donor: 53 Romney St, London SW1P 3RF
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Four days a week voluntary service from October 2013 to July 2014 provided by a volunteer intern who is self funding except for the receipt of a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational leadership programme at the Christian charity CARE.
(b) Date of receipt: October 2013–18 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: October 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration 3481417
(b) (Registered 12 November 2013; updated 18 August 2014)
8. Land and Property
Part-share of residential property in Bath, residential property in London, West Midlands and Portugal.
11. Miscellaneous
I am a Vice-President of the Christian charity Tearfund and a vice-president of GLOBE International. These are unpaid positions. (Registered 22 November 2013; updated 3 December 2013)

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