Alistair Burt

Former MP, North East Bedfordshire

North East Bedfordshire Conservative

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How Alistair Burt voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Former Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Bury North

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Yarl's Wood
  • Departmental Correspondence
  • Yarl's Wood Detention Centre
  • Asylum Seekers

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 17 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (25 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (20 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (10 May 2005 to 20 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (18 Nov 2002 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 4 Mar 2002)
  • Member, International Development Committee (1 Jan 2001 to 12 Nov 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Dec 2002)
  • Minister (Department of Social Security) (Disabled) (6 Jul 1995 to 2 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (14 Apr 1992 to 6 Jul 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 41 written questions in the last year — above 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 52.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 898 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from PLLG Investors Advisors Ltd, 1200 Century Way, Thorpe Business Park, Leeds LS15 8ZA:
£3,333.32 received for consulting services. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 March 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 2 April 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 14 April 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 12 May 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 10 June 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 9 July 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 15 July 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 12 August 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 September 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 9 September 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 11 September 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 3 October 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 14 November 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 2 December 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 11 February 2015, for consulting services. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 12 February 2015)
Payments from Global GSA Group BV, Columbus Building, Folkstoneweg 34, 1118 LM Schiphol, The Netherlands for advising and supporting on business development in the Middle East through conference and travelling:
£3,084.36 received for May-June 2014. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 1 August 2014)
£3,123.25 received on 8 September 2014 for July-August 2014. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 11 September 2014)
£1,535.47 received on 14 October 2014 for September 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2014)
£1,558.85 received on 18 November 2014 for October 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 1 December 2014)
£1,530.17 received on 23 December 2014 for November 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 22 January 2015)
£1,267.67 received on 14 January 2015 for December 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 22 January 2015)
28 November 2014, £2,534 received from Global Partners Governance Practice Ltd, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, for consulting on their Foreign Office contract to provide mentoring and support services to Parliamentarians and their staff in the Middle East. Hours: 37 hrs during 5-9 November 2014. (Registered 1 December 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Conservative Voice
(a) Address of donor: Winslow House, Ashurst Park, Church Lane, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5 7ED
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 28 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: BPP Holdings Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 8th Floor, BPP House, Aldine Place, 142-144 Uxbridge Road, London SW1P 4DP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 01245604
(a) (Registered 10 February 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Kurdistan Regional Government
Address of donor: c/o Lower Ground Floor, 23 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6LB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of travel and accommodation, £3,000
Destination of visit: Iraqi Kurdistan
Date of visit: 15-19 February 2014
Purpose of visit: Kurdistan Region in Iraq APPG fact-finding trip to Erbil and Balisa village to meet ministers, civil society organizations and others.
(Registered 17 March 2014)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Address of donor: MOFA, Dubai, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): cost of travel and accommodation for myself and spouse, £7,000
Destination of visit: UAE
Date of visit: 21-24 February 2014
Purpose of visit: meetings and visits as Chair of the APPG UAE
(Registered 17 March 2014)
Name of donor: The Doha Forum
Address of donor: c/o Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Doha, Qatar
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Travel and accommodation to an approximate value of £4,000.
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar
Date of visit: 11-14 May 2014
Purpose of visit: Speaker at the Doha Forum on Economic Prospects for the Middle East.
(Registered 16 June 2014)
Name of donor: Markham Services Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Markham Close, Borehamwood WD6 4PQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights to Oman and UAE at a value of £5,000
Destination of visit: Oman and UAE
Date of visit: 25-30 May 2014
Purpose of visit: business and political meetings with representatives of the respective foreign ministries.
(Registered 27 June 2014)
Name of donor: British University in Egypt
Address of donor: El Sherouk City, Suez Desert Road, Cairo 11837 - P.O. Box 43
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,300
Destination of visit: Cairo, Egypt
Date of visit: 13-16 June 2014
Purpose of visit: to meet the new President, government ministers, religious leaders, British Council, IPU and representatives of civil society and discuss developments in the run up to parliamentary elections.
(Registered 15 July 2014)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): cost of travel and accommodation for myself and spouse; £7,000
Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date of visit: 13-16 November 2014
Purpose of visit: attendance at the Sir BaniYas Forum 2014 at the invitation of MOFA.
(Registered 1 December 2014)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor: PO box 547, Government Avenue, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport; £2,600
Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain
Date of visit: 4-8 December 2014
Purpose of visit: to participate in the IISS Manama Dialogue.
(Registered 18 December 2014)

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