Dai Havard

MP, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Labour

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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Dai Havard hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    There is little time, so I will try to deal with just some of the issues. Clearly, we have needs, opportunities and tasks to complete. As I understand it, the plan, which has not been explained terribly well, is that we should just be part of a process to try to find, fix and then, as the Americans would describe it, finish the opposition. Our contribution to the process at the moment is, at...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    It is a reality; I am perturbed by it, but I also recognise the fact that it is the realpolitik. There is no way that we will make this change in the short term, and neither will we make it in a Twitter debate of 140 characters. As I have said to you, Mr Speaker, on a number of occasions, we used to have defence debates in this Parliament on a regular basis—a full day of...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    The truth is that to put six jets in the air takes a lot more than six people—I tell the House that for nothing—and we are already contributing with intelligence, humanitarian support and all the rest of it. However, my hon. Friend makes the point that, yes, this will involve long-term investment and a long-term commitment in terms of expenditure on a whole range of places,...

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Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Wales
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • NHS: Procurement
  • National Blood Service
  • Mobile Phones
  • Radio Frequencies: Licensing
  • Multiple Myeloma

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 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") 82 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: UK Defence Forum
Address of donor: Grainger Suite, Dobson House, Regent Centre, Gosforth NE3 3PF
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): guidance, accommodation and subsistence (est value £815)
Destination of visit: Belgium and France
Date of visit: 3-6 July 2014
Purpose of visit: Study tour of military cemeteries and battlefields
(Registered 9 July 2014)

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