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Conservative MP for Basingstoke
- Minister for Women and Equalities (since 15 Oct 2012)
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (since 6 Sep 2012) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Maria Miller voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Children, Schools and Families, Health, Transport, Work and Pensions, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Children: Day Care, Pre-School Education, Child Support Agency, Pre-School Education: Finance, Sure Start Programme
(based on written questions asked by Maria Miller and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (24 out of 26)
- Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee (11 out of 18)
- Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Equality Bill Committee (2 out of 8)
- London Olympics Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Children and Adoption Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (9 Dec 2013)
“Soft Power and the UK's Influence: Soft Power and the UK's Influence.
Witnesses: (at 4.00pm) evidence will be heard from The Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister for Business and Enterprise, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.”
- Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (26 Nov 2013)
“Communications: Media plurality.
Witnesses: (at 3.30pm) evidence will be heard from from Ms Diane Coyle, Vice Chairman and Mr Alex Towers, Deputy Director Trust Unit, BBC Trust; and and at 4.30pm from Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Press Regulation (31 Oct 2013)
“All sides support self-regulation of the press. The royal charter sets out the principles for self-regulators if they wish to be recognised and take advantage of costs and damages incentives. The choice to sign up lies with the industry.”
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — 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 79.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 41 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 526 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,000 (joint 192nd with 2 others)||£22,080 (223rd)||£21,632|
|Office running costs||£18,026 (311th)||£19,551 (266th)||£18,025 (471st)||£25,149|
|Staffing costs||£90,089 (445th)||£90,601 (177th)||£85,347 (283rd)||£69,693|
|Communications Allowance||£12,336 (76th)||£6,446 (394th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,859 (510th)1||£5,930 (403rd)2||£6,018 (403rd)||£3,215|
|Members' Staff Travel||£201 (joint 284th with 1 other)||£219 (316th)||£204 (joint 322nd with 1 other)||£117|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£501 (197th)||£241 (joint 282nd with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£2,106 (8th)||£2,016 (10th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,222 (243rd)||£916 (252nd)||£1,229 (joint 214th with 1 other)||£1,216|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,740 (265th)||£3,227 (258th)||£3,651||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,228 (283rd)||£1,188 (128th)||£1,188|
|Total||£155,346 (259th)||£152,888 (222nd)||£137,318 (334th)||£125,861|