David Willetts

MP, Havant

Havant Conservative

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How David Willetts voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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David Willetts hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Brain: Research 15 Jul 2014

    The results of the initial phase of the Human Brain Project (HBP) will provide more detail on how it will address its objectives. The UK Research Councils, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) will hold discussions with UK researchers at that point to decide on...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Disabled Students’ Allowances 15 Jul 2014

    There is a range of support available under the four disabled students’ allowances (DSAs) (specialist equipment, non-medical help, travel, general). It is expected that students will in future receive a different balance of support between HEI reasonable adjustments and funding via DSAs. For example, some may receive all of their non-medical help support via their HEI rather than via...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Admissions 15 Jul 2014

    The information for Oxbridge is not held centrally. Figures published by UCAS in July 2013 show that, in 2010, the application rate of 18-year-olds in state schools in England who had received free school meals at age 15 was 13.2%, compared to 32.2% for those who had not received them. In 2013, the rates were 14.8% and 32.9% respectively. The application rate measures the percentage of...

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Conservative MP for Havant

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Innovation
  • Universities and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Apprentices
  • Tax Credits
  • Pensions
  • Students: Loans
  • Pension Credit

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Universities and Science) (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (Family Policy), Innovation, Universities and Skills (4 Jun 2009 to 4 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Universities and Skills (Family Policy), Universities and Skills (4 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Innovation, Universities and Skills (6 Jul 2007 to 4 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Education (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, Trade & Industry (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and Welfare Reform, Work & Pensions and Welfare Reform (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform, Economic Affairs (15 Jun 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, Economic Affairs (10 May 2004 to 15 Jun 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well 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 59.47% 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") 782 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Author. I have received the following royalty payments from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd, Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB:
for a book published in February 2010. No additional hours.
August 2010: £393.08 (Registered 10 February 2014)
February 2011: £107.99 (Registered 10 February 2014)
February 2012: £124.10 (Registered 10 February 2014)
February 2013: £127.14 (Registered 10 February 2014)
March 2014: £115.38 received. (Registered 14 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: JP Morgan
Address of donor: 20-28 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: accommodation and hospitality at Gleneagles Conference 20-22 September 2013; value £859, and travel; value £547; total value £1406
Date of receipt of donation: accommodation and hospitality 20-22 September 2013; travel costs 22 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: accommodation and hospitality 20-22 September 2013; travel costs 22 November 2013
Donor status: company, registration BR000746
(Registered 25 November 2013)
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: Station Lodge, Station Approach, East Horsley, KT24 6QX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: accommodation and hospitality valued at £1,078
Date of receipt of donation: 17-18 January 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 17-18 January 2014
Donor status: company, registration no 6913437
(Registered 7 February 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in West London, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) 345 shares in Sensortec and 360 share options. This included shares in its subsidiary Cawood until 21 December 2012. Sensortec is a company developing biosensors. (Updated 14 September 2012; updated 21 December 2012)

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