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Conservative MP for North Dorset
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Robert Walter voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Health, Defence, Home Department, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Council of Europe, Dental Services: Dorset, Iraq, Safety Cameras, Ex-servicemen: Hearing Impaired
(based on written questions asked by Robert Walter and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill Committee (6 out of 10)
- Adoption and Children Bill Committee (16 out of 23)
- Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (23 Oct 2013)
“Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill: Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill.
Witnesses: Robert Walter MP, Head of the UK delegation to the Council of Europe”
- Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (23 Oct 2013)
“Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Joint Committee: Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill.
Witnesses: Evidence will be heard from Robert Walter MP”
- Backbench Business — Arms to Syria (11 Jul 2013)
“I echo many of the sentiments expressed today; any decision on arming rebel forces must rest ultimately with Parliament. I want to stress that this type of decision cannot be taken lightly. I have visited refugee camps in Turkey and talked to those who have fled for their lives, and I believe we need a chance to scrutinise the situation carefully and to consider the consequences of our...”
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 55.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 185 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£20,416 (264th)||£22,496 (268th)||£22,095 (joint 214th with 1 other)||£19,871||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,961 (84th)|
|Office running costs||£15,817 (401st)||£9,529 (600th)||£12,852 (588th)||£18,091||£11,907 (582nd)||£18,724 (327th)||£18,223 (joint 226th with 1 other)||£13,839 (386th)|
|Staffing costs||£98,624 (212th)||£79,830 (531st)||£81,145 (419th)||£72,152||£84,951 (14th)||£74,894 (47th)||£71,020 (62nd)||£49,144 (210th)|
|Communications Allowance||£12,310 (80th)||£6,009 (413th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,406 (274th)1||£9,397 (244th)2||£10,793 (183rd)||£8,116||£12,598 (247th)||£11,347 (276th)||£10,744 (294th)||£8,649 (291st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£619 (130th)||£850 (130th)||£315 (joint 270th with 3 others)||£326||£532 (271st)||£188 (372nd)||£345 (315th)||£59 (432nd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,054 (joint 261st with 1 other)||£656 (391st)||£787 (joint 370th with 2 others)||£1,107||£844 (joint 342nd with 1 other)||£762 (373rd)||£1,303 (joint 214th with 2 others)||£875 (380th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,940 (245th)||£3,358 (244th)||£2,764||£2,448 (338th)||£2,688 (309th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,463 (30th)||£1,384 (24th)||£1,029||£1,978 (114th)||£1,978 (107th)||£1,978 (106th)||£1,763 (392nd)|
|Total||£160,247 (194th)||£133,170 (500th)||£132,729 (421st)||£123,456||£136,160 (103rd)||£130,914 (103rd)||£123,335 (100th)||£91,290 (252nd)|