Michael Weir’s voting in Parliament
Michael Weir is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
However, Michael Weir sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Michael Weir generally voted against higher taxes on banks, while most Scottish National Party MPs generally voted for.
Michael Weir generally voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Scottish National Party MPs generally voted against.
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Michael Weir has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.
While we obviously want the UK to remain part of the EU, I am seriously beginning to wonder whether the Secretary of State’s mission is to antagonise as many Scots as possible before the referendum. Will he at least agree that should Scotland be dragged out of the EU against its will, that would be a major constitutional change?
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the pension schemes of abolished non-departmental public bodies in (a) identifying pensioners as they become eligible for payments and (b) ensuring that payments are processed and triggered for payment on the due date.
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Scottish National Party MP for Angus
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Expenses data for MPs is available from 2004 onwards
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Topics of interest
- Trade and Industry
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Expenditure
- Public Consultation
- Public Appointments
- Fair Trade
- Departmental Assets
Currently held offices
- SNP Chief Whip (since 20 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (15 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (26 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (5 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee (19 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (28 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (10 May 2005 to 10 Oct 2007)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (28 Feb 2004 to 30 Oct 2004)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (28 Feb 2004 to 30 Oct 2004)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (28 Feb 2004 to 30 Oct 2004)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Taxation of Pensions Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Chairman, Local Audit and AccountabilityBill Committee (5 out of 9)
- Chairman, Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- PARTNERSHIPS (PROSECUTION) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (16 out of 16)
- Chairman, Welfare Reform Bill Committee (11 out of 26)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (14 out of 21)
- Energy Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (4 out of 12)
- Climate Change Bill Committee (8 out of 10)
- Chairman, Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Chairman, Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill Committee (4 out of 6)
- Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Chairman, Commons Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Child Trust Funds Bill Committee (4 out of 7)
- Energy Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Fireworks Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Sunday Working (Scotland) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2016.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys (all paid directly to local charities):
7 July 2015
, payment of £70. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 January 2016)
29 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 January 2016)
20 October 2015
, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 January 2016)
17 October 2015, payment of £80. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 January 2016)
14 December 2015
, payment of £30. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 January 2016)
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