As a former teacher, may I say that teacher work load really matters? The 10% increase that was shown up in the work load survey, which the Minister published only after being hounded for some considerable time by the Opposition, is contributing to low morale and to a looming teacher training and recruitment crisis. The response from the Government that he mentioned has been roundly rejected...
There is much discussion in the corridors of this place about whether the House might dissolve earlier than expected ahead of the general election. Should not hon. Members know now whether that is in the minds of the Leader of the House and his colleagues, given the implications for all of us of the date when we cease to be Members of the House?
At the very least, the House is entitled to know what equipment the Secretary of State is considering supplying to Ukrainians. So far, the Secretary of State has been very unwilling to detail any of those requests. We are entitled to know what is under consideration. Will he now give us some more detail on the nature of the equipment he is actively considering, as he outlined in his response?
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Labour MP for Cardiff West
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Department for Education
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Teachers: Training
- Free Schools
- Kings Science Academy
- Schools: Playing Fields
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Education)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 17 Jan 2011)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Department for Children, Schools and Families (23 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (13 Oct 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
- Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills), Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (10 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
- Minister of State (also in the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills), Department for Children, Schools and Families (10 Jun 2009 to 23 Mar 2010)
- Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (also Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for Children, Schools and Families) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families) (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon Alan Milburn, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster), Cabinet Office (2 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (to 20 Jan 2005)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 19 Jan 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 94 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 95 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 29 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
- 100 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kevin Brennan’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 513 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.
6. Overseas visits
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation; value £4,500
Destination of visit: Doha
Date of visit: 3-7 November 2014
(Registered 19 November 2014)
Name of donor: Wales Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce
Address of donor: 123 Tudor Street, Cardiff CF11 6AE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, travel and accommodation; value £1,700
Destination of visit: Bangladesh
Date of visit: 25-31 January 2015
Purpose of visit: to participate in a trade delegation from Wales seeking to build relationships with businesses in Bangladesh with the view to increasing trade and investment between both countries.
(Registered 23 February 2015)
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