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Labour MP for Aberavon
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Hywel Francis voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Wales, Education and Skills, Work and Pensions, Health, Justice
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Carers, Part-time Students, Higher Education, Magistrates Courts: Wales, Remploy
(based on written questions asked by Hywel Francis and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Public Audit (Wales) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Higher Education Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- Mental Capacity Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Planning and Compulsory Purchase (Re-committed) Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
- Health (Wales) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Homelessness Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Education Bill Committee (13 out of 20)
- Point of Order: Rectification Procedure (3 Dec 2013)
“On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On 9 October, I spoke in the debate on part 2 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill. I made it clear in my speech that I was doing so on behalf of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, which I Chair. With hindsight, even though I was speaking on behalf of my Committee, I now recognise that I should have...”
- Written Answers — Wales: Winter Fuel Payments (3 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which wards in each county borough in Wales received winter fuel payments in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013; and if he will make a statement.”
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — 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 69.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 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") 76 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,180 (351st)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£17,730 (324th)||£17,312 (380th)||£20,055 (361st)||£19,999||£19,319 (joint 107th with 2 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,230 (joint 203rd with 4 others)||£27,379 (51st)|
|Staffing costs||£100,057 (168th)||£90,366 (206th)||£87,065 (197th)||£72,018||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£46,892 (284th)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,033 (445th)||£11,446 (61st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£6,321 (365th)1||£7,993 (299th)2||£9,950 (219th)||£7,772||£8,953 (376th)||£9,773 (333rd)||£10,860 (291st)||£6,169 (417th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£564 (141st)||£495 (210th)||£429 (joint 240th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£214 (362nd)||£255 (356th)||£52 (joint 434th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,113 (107th)||£2,895 (35th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,138 (504th)||£337 (566th)||£600 (joint 473rd with 3 others)||£518||£456 (534th)||£505 (joint 506th with 1 other)||£736 (454th)||£911 (366th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,195 (537th)||£2,688 (317th)||£2,869||£2,588 (319th)||£1,997 (410th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,157 (joint 403rd with 2 others)||£1,160 (joint 165th with 1 other)||£603||£1,973 (joint 124th with 1 other)||£1,973 (joint 117th with 1 other)||£1,973 (joint 116th with 1 other)||£1,973 (joint 111th with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£3,502 (55th)||£0||£540 (72nd)||£5,377||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£161,464 (177th)||£156,279 (162nd)||£144,597 (180th)||£130,790||£124,527 (297th)||£121,617 (271st)||£116,830 (236th)||£101,385 (72nd)|