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Conservative MP for Reading East
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Rob Wilson voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. 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 very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Children, Schools and Families, Innovation, Universities and Skills, Health, Home Department, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Official Hospitality, Christmas, Iraq, Departmental Recycling, Higher Education: Admissions
(based on written questions asked by Rob Wilson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Live Music Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Health Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- Sale of Student Loans Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Further Education and Training Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Education and Inspections Bill Committee (19 out of 21)
- Women and the Cost of Living (19 Nov 2013)
“Will the hon. Lady give way on that point?”
- Women and the Cost of Living (19 Nov 2013)
“What would the hon. Lady have said to the young woman who came to my surgery to say that she had a choice between putting petrol in the car and putting food on the table for her children? That was a single mother in my constituency in 2008.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: HMP Wellingborough (12 Nov 2013)
“Like Wellingborough, Reading prison has closed. Can the Minister reassure me and my constituents that any disposal of the site will be undertaken in consultation with me and the local community?”
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- Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 86.92% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 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.
- 156 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Rob Wilson’s activity.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 162 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
London SE1 7SP:
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||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Office running costs||£20,250 (204th)||£16,580 (413th)||£22,263 (176th)||£23,896|
|Staffing costs||£88,578 (473rd)||£89,718 (242nd)||£86,275 (240th)||£78,225|
|Communications Allowance||£10,371 (joint 186th with 1 other)||£10,186 (115th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,828 (300th)1||£10,357 (joint 210th with 1 other)2||£9,487 (244th)||£8,211|
|Members' Staff Travel||£278 (joint 248th with 2 others)||£228 (joint 307th with 1 other)||£413 (247th)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£69 (90th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,784 (405th)||£745 (342nd)||£637 (joint 453rd with 1 other)||£1,093|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,952 (243rd)||£2,706 (joint 313th with 1 other)||£3,078||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,452 (joint 34th with 1 other)||£1,348 (28th)||£1,014|
|Total||£130,157 (540th)||£132,218 (509th)||£123,129 (527th)||£115,517|