David Willetts

MP, Havant

Havant Conservative

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How David Willetts voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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David Willetts hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing 12 Feb 2015

    Will the Minister confirm that when we talk about “tech” we mean not just the software, but the hardware as well, and that there are enormous prospects for British manufacturing, especially supported through the RGF, to be world leaders in the high-tech industries of the future?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions 12 Feb 2015

    Will the Minister confirm that one of the best ways of getting funding into innovative life sciences companies is for them to get contracts from the NHS earlier? He just referred to his very important early access review. What are the ambitions for that, and the timetable?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 4 Feb 2015

    Will the Prime Minister welcome the increase in the number of students—especially those from the poorest backgrounds—who are applying for university places? Will he confirm that both universities and students would lose as a result of the reduction in funding that would be caused by a cut in fees? How could a policy that only helped rich graduates possibly be called progressive?

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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 Universities and Skills (Family Policy), Universities and Skills (4 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • 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 Innovation, Universities and Skills, Innovation, Universities and Skills (6 Jul 2007 to 4 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Education (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, Trade & Industry (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (10 May 2005 to 8 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)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (15 Jun 1999 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1996 to 15 Dec 1996)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Duchy of Lancaster Office) (28 Nov 1995 to 15 Dec 1996)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 Jul 1995 to 28 Nov 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 7 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Social Security (27 Apr 1992 to 6 Dec 1993)

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  • Has spoken in 15 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 59.09% 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") 794 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

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)
From 20 October 2014, member of the King’s Policy Institute, King’s College, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS. I provide assistance with research programmes across the college. Expected hours: 7 hrs a week. (£25,001-£30,000) (Registered 4 December 2014)
27 November 2014, received £2,580. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2014)
24 December 2014, received £2,580. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 27 January 2015)
From 24 October 2014, chair of the Higher Education Strategy Board of TES Global, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ. Expected hours: 50 hrs a quarter. (£20,001-£25,000) (Registered 4 December 2014)
28 December 2014, receive d £11,000. Hours: 60 hrs during October to December 2014. (Registered 27 January 2015)
From 1 November 2014, adviser to the Silvertown Partnership, 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0DT. I provide advice on possible occupants of the Silvertown development from the global education and research community. Expected hours: 20 hrs a month. (£55,001-£60,000) (Registered 4 December 2014)
£1,000 received from Eversheds LLP, One Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS, for speech at Evershed’s 9th Annual Pensions Conference in December 2014. Hours: 24 hrs including research and preparation. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 28 January 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
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 6913437
(Registered 7 February 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in West London, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b)   From 11 June 2014, shares in Vantix DX, a company (as yet unquoted) which develops biosensors.  (Updated 27 August 2014)

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