Tim Yeo

Former MP, South Suffolk

South Suffolk Conservative

A selection of Tim Yeo's votes

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  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2015

    It is a particular pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East (Mr Brown). I remember a happy period at the end of the previous century when I debated with him—he was Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for three years—probably more often than I have ever debated with anyone. The right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), who led for the...
  • Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2015

    I am indeed coming to the end of my speech. I am afraid that I had missed that detail in the Budget, so I am glad that my right hon. Friend mentioned it. We must be mindful of the costs of low-carbon technologies. Some of them, such as solar, are within sight of needing no subsidy at all. Let us facilitate their expansion, and not obstruct it through the planning system. Onshore wind...
  • Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy 19 Mar 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that one very effective way to address the issues raised by intermittency from renewable generation is greater use of demand-side management, which is both cost-effective and environmentally attractive? As we get more sophisticated in our use of demand response, the balance can be maintained even with intermittent peaks and troughs in generation.

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Former Conservative MP for South Suffolk

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Trade and Industry
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Millennium Dome
  • Press Subscriptions
  • Golden Jubilee
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Foot and Mouth

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (21 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Energy and Climate Change Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Mar 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Chair, Environmental Audit Committee (15 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 Dec 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (14 Dec 2005 to 15 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 27 Feb 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (14 Jun 2004 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (10 Nov 2003 to 14 Jun 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (23 Jul 2002 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (18 Sep 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2 Jun 1998 to 18 Sep 2001)
  • Vice-Chair Conservative Party (1 Jan 1998 to 2 Jun 1998)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (4 Nov 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Employment Committee (31 Oct 1994 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Minister (Department of Environment) (Environment and Countryside) (27 May 1993 to 6 Jan 1994)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (15 Apr 1992 to 27 May 1993)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (28 Nov 1990 to 15 Apr 1992)
  • Member, Social Services Committee (6 Jan 1985 to 13 Dec 1988)

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — 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 61.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 77 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 812 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Remunerated directorships
AFC Energy; company developing alkaline fuel cell technology. Address: Unit 71.4 Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB. Undertake duties as Chair, run board meetings and keep in touch with senior management. Remuneration to date has included 2.5 million share options. (Updated 21 January 2013)
Received payment of £990, 31 March 2014. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2014)
Received payment of £3,350, 15 April 2014. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 24 April 2014)
Received payment of £990, 30 April 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £3,350, 15 May 2014. Hours: 14 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £990, 30 May 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £3,350, 6 June 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £990, 30 June 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £990, 31 July 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2014)
Received payment of £3,350, 20 August 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2014)
Received payment of £990, 29 August 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2014)
Received payment of £3,350, 19 September 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2014)
Received payment of £990, 30 September 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 14 October 2014)
Received payment of £1,675, 11 October 2014. Hours: 13 hrs. (Registered 14 October 2014)
Received payment of £990, 31 October 2014. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2014)
Received payment of £5,025, 18 November 2014. Hours: 19 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2014)
Received payment of £495, 28 November 2014. Hours: 17 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2014)
Received payment of £990, 19 December 2014. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 30 December 2014)
Received payment of £1,675, 23 December 2014. Hours: 14 hrs. (Registered 30 December 2014)
Received payment of £3,350, 26 January 2015. Hours: 13 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
Received payment of £990, 30 January 2015. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
Received payment of £3,350, 17 February 2015. Hours: 13 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
Received payment of £990, 27 February 2015. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
Received payment of £3,350, 9 March 2015. Hours: 13 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
Groupe Eurotunnel SA (non-executive) (of which Eurotunnel plc is a wholly owned subsidiary); company managing the Channel Tunnel. Address: Cheriton Parc, Cheriton High Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 4QS. My duties as a non-executive director include attendance at meetings of the Board and of the Environment and Safety Committee and advising senior management on a range of issues.
Received payment of £3,672.07, 6 May 2014. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £3,644.43, 19 May 2014. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £2,037.99, 7 July 2014. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2014)
Received payment of £6,338.35, 28 July 2014. Hours: 16 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2014)
Received payment of £3,887.70, 13 October 2014. Hours: 16 hrs. (Registered 14 October 2014)
Received payment of £2,481.50, 27 October 2014. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2014)
Received payment of £3,383.20, 8 December 2014. Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 30 December 2014)
Received payment of £3,361.54, 23 December 2014. Hours: 13 hrs. (Registered 30 December 2014)
Received payment of £2,444.21, 12 January 2015. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 20 January 2015)
Received payment of £3,161.97, 23 February 2015. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Adviser to Edulink Consultants; providers of education services in Dubai and Uganda. Address: PO Box 500697, Dubai, UAE. I advise on the running of Victoria University, Kampala, where I am Chair of the University Council, including advice on academic standards, marketing and the development of the curriculum.
Payment of £7,500 on 4 September 2014. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2014)
Adviser to Meade Hall & Associates, 1 Meade Mews, Causton Street, London SW1P 4EG, a strategic communications consultancy. I advise on matters relating to the construction of new nuclear power stations in Europe.
Payment of £8,000 on 6 October 2014. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 14 October 2014)
Payment of £8,000 on 4 November 2014. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2014)
Payment of £8,000 on 5 December 2014. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2014)
Payment of £8,000 on 12 January 2015. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 20 January 2015)
Payment of £8,000 on 5 February 2015. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
Payment of £8,000 on 10 March 2015. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Waste2Tricity Ltd
Address of donor: Finsgate, 5-6 Cranwood Street, London EC1V 9EE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): fares and accommodation at a total of £3,500, of which the air fare was approx. £2,700
Destination of visit: Bangkok
Date of visit: 5-10 January 2015
Purpose of visit: fact-finding trip to learn more about the energy from waste sector in Thailand.
(Registered 20 January 2015)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Anacol Holdings Ltd.; a family investment company.
(a) (b) AFC Energy (shares and share options)
(a) Eco City Vehicles plc.
(a) Group Eurotunnel SA
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated director of ITI Energy Limited; suppliers of gasification equipment. I have not received any financial benefit from this directorship.
Shareholding below registrable value in Eco City Vehicles plc; distributes and services London taxis. (Registered 29 December 2012)
With effect from 1 April 2015, Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Sheffield Energy 2050 initiative. No payment yet received. Hours: 6 hrs to date. (Registered 16 March 2015)

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