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Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell
- The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (since 6 Sep 2012) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Chris Grayling voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Home Department, Transport, Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Railtrack, Railways, Smoking, Network Rail, London Underground
(based on written questions asked by Chris Grayling and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (24 out of 26)
- Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill Committee (1 out of 3)
- Higher Education Bill Committee (12 out of 15)
- Health (Wales) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Committee (19 out of 23)
- Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Finance Bill Committee (12 out of 16)
- Education Bill Committee (15 out of 20)
- Industrial and Provident Societies Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (4 Dec 2013)
“Justice: Crime reduction policies: a co-ordinated approach?.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and Jeremy Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice”
- Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 Nov 2013)
“Human Rights: The implications for access to justice of the Government's proposals to reform Legal Aid.
Witnesses: The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Prison Operations (22 Nov 2013)
“Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House about the Ministry of Justice’s competition process for the South Yorkshire prisons, Hatfield, Moorland and Lindholme. The House will recall that I made an announcement on 11 July 2013 where I outlined that the leading bidder for these prisons was Serco, but that the award of this contract would be delayed as a result of the investigations...”
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- 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 77.08% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 903 times in debates — well above 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||£11,342 (486th)||£15,332 (491st)||£19,618 (402nd)||£20,616||£12,738 (533rd)||£14,051 (491st)||£19,151 (355th)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£21,697 (138th)||£22,143 (109th)||£27,835 (45th)||£27,894||£19,287 (joint 154th with 1 other)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£18,661 (214th)|
|Staffing costs||£95,800 (308th)||£89,699 (244th)||£79,507 (460th)||£76,187||£77,356 (95th)||£75,164 (7th)||£65,581 (237th)||£55,388 (65th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,590 (271st)||£9,439 (237th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,203 (281st)1||£9,700 (233rd)2||£10,116 (210th)||£5,988||£9,504 (350th)||£5,000 (524th)||£4,930 (532nd)||£4,230 (503rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£203 (joint 280th with 2 others)||£180 (joint 331st with 1 other)||£180 (333rd)||£0||£121 (411th)||£113 (414th)||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£50 (324th)||£225 (288th)||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||£1,344 (590th)||£927 (249th)||£732 (joint 403rd with 1 other)||£1,032||£902 (joint 326th with 1 other)||£801 (357th)||£1,107 (287th)||£1,230 (251st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,220 (533rd)||£2,938 (295th)||£3,613||£2,877 (joint 283rd with 1 other)||£3,890 (173rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,163 (joint 391st with 3 others)||£1,071 (joint 298th with 2 others)||£148||£1,903 (joint 295th with 1 other)||£1,903 (joint 291st with 1 other)||£1,903 (joint 287th with 1 other)||£1,903 (joint 269th with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£9,105 (21st)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£9,049 (14th)||£0|
|Total||£157,333 (232nd)||£150,028 (267th)||£141,997 (241st)||£135,478||£124,688 (293rd)||£119,721 (324th)||£119,955 (173rd)||£99,421 (100th)|