Ian Lucas

MP, Wrexham

Wrexham Labour

A selection of Ian Lucas's votes

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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") Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Details

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Ian Lucas

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Hood. I want to say first how much my hon. Friend the Member for Edmonton (Mr Love), who is no longer in his place, has been valued in our economic debates. His contribution will be missed, and we all wish him well for the future. The new clause is eminently reasonable, and it should not be a matter of dispute between the parties in the...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    Indeed. My hon. Friend has made a very valid point. I think that we should all be interested to know what was the impact of the last Tory-Liberal Democrat increase in VAT, which was introduced in January 2011, because it should inform future policy. It seems extraordinary to me that that should be resisted. According to the Office for National Statistics, the median salary in my constituency,...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    I do not want my hon. Friend to be too charitable to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, so may I remind her that in addition to the 2010 increase in the standard rate of VAT, the Chancellor made proposals in 2012, in the middle of his disastrous economic policy, to extend VAT through the pasty tax and the caravan tax? Not only did he increase VAT in 2010, but he went back to the well in 2012...

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Labour MP for Wrexham

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Libya
  • Remploy
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Syria
  • Ministers

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (20 Oct 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (7 Oct 2011 to 20 Oct 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Business and Regulatory Reform) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Business and Regulatory Reform) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Cabinet Office (16 Oct 2008 to 17 Dec 2008)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), HM Treasury (29 Jan 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
  • PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (4 Jun 2007 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Bill Rammell, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Nov 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • Member, Transport Committee (13 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 20 Oct 2003)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 24 Jun 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 79 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 179 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.
  • People have made 14 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.
  • 71 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Lucas’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 384 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

6. Overseas visits
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, meet government ministers, religious leaders, British Council, IPU and representatives of civil society in Egypt and discuss developments taking place in the run up to parliamentary elections, in my capacity of Shadow Minister for Africa and Middle East
(Registered 4 July 2014)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange
Address of donor: c/o Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue, Suite 836, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,586.56
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Date of visit: 25-29 July 2014
Purpose of visit: Participation in the Australia UK Israel Leadership Council in my capacity as Shadow Minister for the region including discussions with Israeli politicians and representatives of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah to discuss security and the peace process in the Middle East.
(Registered 28 August 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising). (Registered 6 November 2009)

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