How Michael Weir voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Michael Weir hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I am pleased to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Gray, and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) on securing this important debate. I should make it clear at the outset that I do not support fracking, for all the reasons set out by others, which I will not repeat. Even in Denton, Texas, the home of fracking, in a recent referendum people voted to end it. Other states...
The hon. Gentleman anticipates what I was going to say. As well as giving the right to grant licences to persons seeking to explore for shale oil, section 7 of the 1998 Act provides that “Subject to the provisions of this section, the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1966 shall apply (in England and Wales and Scotland) for the purpose of enabling a person holding a licence...
I want to go back to the point made by the hon. Member for Blackley and Broughton (Graham Stringer) about the chemical industry. He suggested that shale gas would produce cheaper energy, but does that not depend on the structure in the United States? There is no evidence that shale gas in the UK will be extracted at a cost as low as that in the United States.
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Scottish National Party MP for Angus
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
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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
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business)
- Member, Panel of Chairs
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 20 Jan 2009)
- Member, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee (20 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
- Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Energy; Work and Pensions) (29 Aug 2007 to 13 Jul 2009)
- Spokesperson (Energy; Work and Pensions; Trade & Industry) (2 Aug 2006 to 29 Aug 2007)
- Spokesperson (Work & Pensions; Trade & Industry) (16 Jan 2006 to 2 Aug 2006)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Spokesperson (Environment & Food; Health; Rural Affairs; Trade & Industry) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
- 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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- Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 51.92% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
Note SNP MPs do not vote on legislation not affecting Scotland.
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 449 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.
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Payments from ComRes
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6 October 2014, £75. Hours: 20 mins. Payment donated directly to charity. (Registered 6 October 2014)
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Payment of £80 received. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 8 January 2014)
Payment of £80 received. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 11 June 2014)
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