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Conservative MP for Monmouth
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Davies 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 increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Health, Defence, Treasury, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Expenditure, Carbon Emissions, Parliamentary Questions, Departmental Assets, Departmental Internet
(based on written questions asked by David Davies and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Marriage (Wales) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Counter-Terrorism Bill Committee (10 out of 14)
- UK Borders Bill Committee (11 out of 14)
- Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Transport (Wales) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Criminal Defence Service Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Rugby World Cup Tickets (12 Dec 2013)
“Does the Minister agree that the Government are absolutely right to be focusing on encouraging as many young people as possible to take up this wonderful sport, and that the best advice we could give to anyone who feels that they are about to be ripped off by ticket touts is to simply shun them?”
- Women and Equalities: Violence Against Women (12 Dec 2013)
“Female genital mutilation is a particularly pernicious form of violence against women. Why has nobody in this country yet been convicted of being a party to this appalling practice?”
- Badger Cull — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (11 Dec 2013)
“Does the hon. Gentleman not accept that there is some scientific evidence in favour of a cull, as well as strong arguments against a cull? Is it not the case that the Labour party in Wales, which is now in government, was in favour of a cull when it was in coalition with Plaid Cymru? It was only when they won an overall majority that they changed their mind and ceased their battle in the High...”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 115 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- 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 74.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 262 times in debates — 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||£23,816 (86th)||£23,020 (188th)||£22,101 (joint 203rd with 2 others)||£21,634|
|Office running costs||£21,603 (143rd)||£23,056 (90th)||£21,708 (198th)||£16,878|
|Staffing costs||£81,247 (557th)||£81,646 (505th)||£54,197 (640th)||£45,717|
|Communications Allowance||£20,557 (10th)||£17,097 (11th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£15,473 (60th)1||£11,759 (152nd)2||£11,274 (157th)||£9,346|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£488 (215th)||£130 (joint 361st with 1 other)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£456 (208th)||£208 (295th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,245 (joint 484th with 1 other)||£525 (475th)||£643 (joint 449th with 1 other)||£849|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,360 (499th)||£2,309 (367th)||£2,472||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,039 (joint 547th with 3 others)||£1,014 (joint 385th with 19 others)||£1,014|
|Total||£165,397 (121st)||£160,198 (99th)||£113,376 (593rd)||£97,910|