With the leave of the House, may I add a very brief footnote to what the Leader and the shadow Leader have just said? When the three sponsors of this debate were successful in securing the debate, there was a lot of sucking of teeth in various quarters of the House. This was a dangerous innovation. It had never been done before and, I was told, it would literally end in tears. I am very glad...
I am very grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for allocating time for this debate. It is appropriate that this Parliament should end with a procedural innovation—a valedictory debate—having begun with so many other such innovations. The sponsors thought that this would be a quiet day before Prorogation, with those retiring least inclined to return to our constituencies,...
My right hon. Friend has announced a valedictory debate on Thursday 26 March. Will he do me and others who hope to catch your eye in that debate, Mr Speaker, the honour of responding to it?
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Former Conservative MP for North West Hampshire
Entered House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Ealing Acton
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Education and Skills
- Local Government and the Regions
- Members: Correspondence
- Departmental Staffing
- Safeguarding Children
- Prisons: Overcrowding
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (19 Oct 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- The Leader of the House of Commons (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (28 Oct 2009 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (8 Sep 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 21 Oct 2009)
- Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 14 Oct 2009)
- Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 14 Oct 2009)
- Member, Committee of Selection (3 Jul 2001 to 26 Oct 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State (15 Jun 1999 to 26 Sep 2000)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (5 Jun 1998 to 25 Oct 2000)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (2 Jun 1998 to 26 Sep 2000)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (11 Jun 1997 to 2 Jun 1998)
- Secretary of State for Transport (5 Jul 1995 to 4 May 1997)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (18 Oct 1994 to 17 Oct 1995)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (20 Jul 1994 to 5 Jul 1995)
- Minister (Department of Environment) (Housing) (28 Nov 1990 to 19 Jul 1994)
- Member, House of Commons (Services): New Building Sub-Committee (30 Oct 1990 to 18 Dec 1990)
- Member, House of Commons (Services): Accomodation & Administration Sub-Committee (30 Oct 1990 to 22 Oct 1991)
- Member, House of Commons (Services) Committee (19 Oct 1990 to 18 Dec 1990)
- Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (23 Jul 1990 to 28 Nov 1990)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (15 Sep 1981 to 10 Sep 1986)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Security) (7 May 1979 to 15 Sep 1981)
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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 88.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 34 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2243 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
I was given honorary membership of the Carlton Club for the tenure of my position as Government Chief Whip
; until July 2014. (Registered 31 December 2012; updated 19 September 2014)
Name of donor: Mr Neal O’Kelly
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000 in sponsoring my golden wedding party on 19 July 2014, for which tickets were sold by the North West Hampshire Conservative Association.
Date of receipt of donation: 13 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 19 July 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 4 August 2014)
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