Robert Walter

MP, North Dorset

North Dorset Conservative

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How Robert Walter voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Robert Walter occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 15 Jan 2015

    I do not know whether the hon. Lady received the same letter as I did on 19 December from the Secretary of State for Business. It said: “And the new Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, has also stated explicitly that ‘public service, including health, education and water management, are not on the agenda.’”
  • Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 15 Jan 2015

    It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Warley (Mr Spellar), who has made a convincing argument in favour of this trade deal. I support the motion of the hon. Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) because I, too, am a democrat and I believe in parliamentary scrutiny. I believe the European Commission should ensure the regular publication of documents on the state of the...
  • Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 15 Jan 2015

    The hon. Gentleman may be aware that the United Kingdom is a party to some 90 international trade deals that involve the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism. Does he know how many cases the United Kingdom has ever lost using the mechanism?

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Conservative MP for North Dorset

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Council of Europe
  • Dental Services: Dorset
  • Iraq
  • Safety Cameras
  • Ex-servicemen: Hearing Impaired

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Nov 2001 to 8 Dec 2003)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (11 Jan 1999 to 26 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Health Committee (21 Jul 1997 to 5 Jul 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 4 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.27% 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") 191 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Mohammed Farid Khamis Association for Society Development
Address of donor: Mohammed Reszk St. Bldng. No. 1, Square 112, Sheraton Area, Cairo, Eqypt
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,000
Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt
Date of visit: 31 January – 3 February 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet government ministers, religious leaders and representatives of civil society in Egypt.
(Registered 24 February 2014)
Address of donor: El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837, P.O. Box 43
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,300
Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt
Date of visit: 13-16 June 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet the new President, meet government ministers, religious leaders, British Council, IPU and representatives of civil society in Egypt and discuss developments taking place in the run up to parliamentary elections.
(Registered 9 July 2014)
Name of donor: Malvern College Egypt
Address of donor: Malvern College Campus, New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation at a total value of £1,920
Destination of visit: Cairo
Date of visit: 13-15 December 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet senior government ministers and officials, to get an update on the progress of the forthcoming parliamentary elections and attend the launch of the agreement between the Azazy Group and the Malvern College which opens in 2016.
(Registered 14 January 2015)
8. Land and Property
Residential investment property in London.
Farmland in Devon.
9. Shareholdings
(a) European Atlantic (Registered 12 January 2012)
11. Miscellaneous
Director (unremunerated), European Atlantic Limited; company organising overseas trade missions and visits by British companies. (Registered 12 January 2012)

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