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Shailesh Vara’s voting in Parliament
Shailesh Vara is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Shailesh Vara sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Shailesh Vara generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against.
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Shailesh Vara has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Since we introduced a new interpreting contract in 2012 we have incurred an estimated £38m less expenditure than we would have done under historic arrangements. The most recent published performance figures show the successful completion of service requests to be at their highest level, and the number of complaints at their lowest, since the contract began. This information can be...
Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) cannot isolate cost data relating to specific benefit types. I refer the hon Member to my answer to PQ 39104, which states that the estimated average cost of a tribunal case for all benefits in the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) in 2014/15 (the latest period for which figures are available) was £468.
As I informed the House on 21 April, the Ministry of Justice has begun work with domestic violence support groups, legal representative bodies and colleagues across government to gather data and develop our understanding of these issues. Our findings will be used to inform an evidence-based solution to the concerns, with the aim of drawing up replacement regulations.
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Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Departmental Data Protection
- Departmental Written Questions
- Departmental Art Works
- Departmental Reviews
- Human Trafficking
Currently held offices
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 9 Jul 2015)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (since 7 Oct 2013)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 2011 to 14 Jan 2013)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 14 Nov 2011)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (8 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Dec 2006)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2005)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Shailesh Vara’s speeches
- 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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 94.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 35 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.
- 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Shailesh Vara’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 336 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: V Pankhania Foundation
Address of donor: 7 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, Harrow HA2 7SA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Royal Charity Polo Cup, value £1,000
Date received: 11 July 2015
Date accepted: 11 July 2015
Donor status: company, registration number 6653185
(Registered 31 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Art of Living Foundation
(UK); (2) Vyakti Vikas Kendra India
Address of donor: (1) 96 Hartland Drive, Edgware, Middlesex; (2) 21st Kanakpura Road, Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore 560 082, India
Amount of donation: (1) Return flight to and from India, £1,381.15; (2) in New Delhi, transportation, accommodation and some meals, £640.
Destination of visit: New Delhi, India
Date of visit: 10 - 14 March 2016
Purpose of visit: To speak at the Global Leadership Forum and attend the World Culture Festival. (I also met with the Prime Minister
(Registered 07 April 2016
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over Â£100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over Â£10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii).
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