How Steve Webb voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Steve Webb hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
One of the criticisms is that nobody is interested: “DB is going; everybody just goes to individual DC. This is all an awful lot of time and effort for nothing at all.” I will start with David and David, but any of the other colleagues can come in. What is your sense of employer appetite? Is this all just a theoretical nicety that nobody is interested in?
A question for Sue, if I may, about defaults, and then one for Jim about risk sharing. On defaults, say I am a member of an individual DC scheme. I reach the pension age that I flag to them many years ago, potentially, and I do nothing—I get the pack and put it in the “too difficult” pile. Will providers think that at any point the consumer could just take the...
That is a shame.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Thornbury and Yate
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Northavon
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Benefit Fraud
- Tax Credits
- Pension Credit
- Child Support Agency
Currently held offices
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Energy and Climate Change (7 Oct 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (20 Dec 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
- Chair of the Election Manifesto Group, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (27 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Health (1 Jun 2005 to 19 Dec 2006)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Work & Pensions (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 71 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 1230 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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