Malcolm Rifkind

MP, Kensington

Kensington Conservative

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How Malcolm Rifkind voted
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    Will the Prime Minister acknowledge that since visa controls and asset freezes have been introduced, President Putin has illegally annexed Crimea and sent in his special forces and so-called volunteers to fight with the insurgents to try to further dismember Ukraine? He has now been responsible for the missile launcher that brought down the international civil airliner. Is it not time to...
  • Bills Presented: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill 15 Jul 2014

    The right hon. Gentleman may be unaware that there has been a European directive since the late 1990s that links economic well-being to national security issues. It has been implemented in the United Kingdom through a code of practice, which is unsatisfactory, and it is that code of practice that will now appear as primary legislation.
  • Bills Presented: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill 15 Jul 2014

    I begin by paying tribute to the shadow Home Secretary and the Opposition for deciding to give their full support to this measure. It is always reassuring to the nation as a whole when political parties come together—we do not do it very often—on an issue of national security. Especially with emergency legislation, that has a powerful and beneficial impact, and reassures many...

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Conservative MP for Kensington

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Kensington and Chelsea


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Pensions
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • British Nationality: Torture
  • Iran
  • Pathways to Work

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (8 Dec 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Standards and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (27 Nov 2009 to 2 Dec 2009)
  • Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform, Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 54.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 19–20 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") 191 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Remunerated directorships
Continental Farmers Group plc (non-executive), 33 Athol St, Douglas Isle of Man; farming in Eastern Europe. Approximately 6 board meetings per year, each lasting around 4 hours. Occasional ad hoc meetings. Travel time to Douglas or Dublin to be added.
Monthly ongoing payment of £4,580 gross, July 2011 (Registered 12 July 2011)
Discontinued July 2013. Last payment received 15 July 2013. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Adam Smith International (including Amphion Group Ltd and Adam Smith Services Ltd) (non-executive), 3 Albert Embankment, London; consultancy and project implementation overseas.
Monthly ongoing payment of £2,916.66 gross. (Registered 8 September 2009)
One-off payment of £3,500, received 31 May 2013. (Registered 7 June 2013)
Unilever plc (non-executive), 100 Victoria Embankment London. Approximately eight board meetings a year each lasting a morning and afternoon with a dinner the previous evening. Most meetings in London, two or three in The Netherlands and one elsewhere. Also member of Board Committee, three hours the day before each board meeting. Attendance may be by video conference.
Monthly ongoing payment of £7,166 gross from May 2013. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Alliance Medical Group (non-executive), Princes House, 38 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6DN.  Approximately 10 board meetings a year, mainly in London, each lasting around 2-3 hours.  Occasional ad hoc meeting.
Monthly ongoing payment of £5,000 gross, from January 2014. (Registered 10 April 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Since 1 July 2012, Chairman of LEK Advisory Board. Consulting LLP, 40 Grosvenor Place, London. Advisory Board meeting 4 times a year. Each meeting 4 hours approximately. Occasional advice by e-mail. Occasional speeches and chairing of meetings. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Quarterly payment of £12,500 gross; 4 hours approximately.
Senior Counsellor, Dragoman, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia, specialist advisory firm. No regular meetings, communication by email and occasional meetings in London as might be required. Retainer of Australian $12,500 paid every three months.
Received fee of £15,000 from LGT Bank for speech at the 12th Alternative Investment Conference in Lucerne on 23 May 2013.  Flights and overnight hotel accommodation were the responsibility of LGT.  Address of payer: 35 Dover Street London W1S 4NQ. Hours: 3-4 hrs. (Registered 18 June 2013)
Payment from Guardian News and Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP:
11 July 2013, received £285 for article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2013)
Payment from Evening Standard, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry St, London W8 5EE:
2 July 2013, received £500 for article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2013)
Received fee of £1,000 in March 2014, for speech in London on 28th November 2013 to University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham MK18 1EG. Hours:  3 hrs. (Registered 10 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Aspen Institute
Address of donor: One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1133, USA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  Return flights to Marrakesh, value £863, and three nights’ accommodation , value £1,191; total £2,054
Destination of visit: Morocco
Dates of visit: 8  – 10 March 2013
Purpose of visit:  To attend 15th gathering of the Aspen Ministers Forum (a group of former Foreign Secretaries from around the world).
(Registered 15 July 2013)
Name of donor: (1) MSC (2) Global Zero Operations
Address of donor: (1) Prinzregentenstraße 7, D-80538 Munich (2) 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 615, Washington DC 20036
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Return flights to Munich, value flights £676 (2) hotel 3 nights approx £1,000
Destination of visit: Munich Security Conference
Date of visit:  30 January - 2 February 2014
Purpose of visit: To attend Munich Security Conference
(Registered 10 April 2014)
Name of donor: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) (Board Member),
Address of donor: 1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW 7th Floor, Washington DC 20006
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flight £1,986, hotel £1032, total £3,018
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Date of visit: 6-8 April 2014
Purpose of visit: Attended Board Meeting in Washington.
(Registered 10 April 2014)

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