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Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire
- Also represented Westbury
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (since 6 Sep 2012) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Andrew Murrison voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- 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
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Justice, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Armed Forces: Housing, Dentistry, Influenza, Armed Forces: Health Services, Armed Forces: Influenza
(based on written questions asked by Andrew Murrison and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Health Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Human Tissue Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
- Health Protection Agency Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Committee (19 out of 23)
- Railways and Transport Safety Bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (18 Dec 2013)
“Soft Power and the UK's Influence: Soft Power and the UK's Influence.
Witnesses: (at 10.15am) evidence will be heard from The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Minister for International Security Strategy, Ministry of Defence”
- Written Answers — Defence: Radioactive Waste: Fife (11 Dec 2013)
“The Ministry of Defence (MOD) remains committed to playing an active role, alongside other interested parties, in achieving a long-term solution at Dalgety Bay. The MOD continues to work with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to develop a detailed risk assessment in order to ensure any mitigation or remediation is both effective and proportionate to the nature of the risk. We...”
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well 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 78.81% 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") 324 times in debates — 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||£15,897 (413th)||£20,401 (375th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,556||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£16,568 (421st)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£17,571 (74th)|
|Office running costs||£11,131 (562nd)||£15,755 (440th)||£19,301 (414th)||£23,576||£18,776 (274th)||£18,588 (390th)||£17,834 (407th)||£37,649 (8th)|
|Staffing costs||£85,994 (507th)||£83,421 (459th)||£81,915 (403rd)||£79,626||£70,141 (372nd)||£62,241 (560th)||£62,302 (390th)||£36,599 (576th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,038 (237th)||£3,387 (517th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,414 (316th)1||£7,424 (329th)2||£6,660 (357th)||£6,210||£6,421 (483rd)||£3,881 (562nd)||£6,472 (467th)||£6,469 (397th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£41 (joint 390th with 1 other)||£86 (joint 384th with 1 other)||£74 (393rd)||£24||£27 (joint 455th with 2 others)||£47 (458th)||£0||£122 (joint 389th with 2 others)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£66 (319th)||£22 (355th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£15 (joint 109th with 1 other)||£39 (joint 104th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,898 (193rd)||£838 (291st)||£1,452 (169th)||£1,159||£1,018 (joint 280th with 1 other)||£559 (joint 478th with 1 other)||£1,052 (312th)||£734 (435th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,463 (178th)||£2,495 (340th)||£3,661||£4,411 (169th)||£3,881 (175th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,199 (joint 326th with 5 others)||£973 (joint 454th with 10 others)||£137||£1,968 (joint 134th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 127th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 126th with 11 others)||£1,968 (joint 121st with 10 others)|
|Total||£135,494 (499th)||£136,035 (463rd)||£134,980 (379th)||£135,949||£123,664 (313th)||£107,733 (537th)||£109,350 (408th)||£101,112 (77th)|