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Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (since 7 Oct 2013) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Penrose voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. 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 very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. 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 very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Home Department, Health, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Education and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Members: Correspondence, Speed Cameras, National Employer Training Programme, Consumer Credit: Licensing, Departmental Finance
(based on written questions asked by John Penrose and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- Live Music Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Equality Bill Committee (19 out of 20)
- Finance Bill Committee (15 out of 24)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Pensions Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (7 out of 11)
- Rights of Savers Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (8 out of 12)
- Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day] — Living Standards: Energy Prices and Profits (4 Sep 2013)
“Does the shadow Secretary of State not accept that even if her proposals were to introduce extra transparency and potentially yield some of the benefits that she is claiming, those benefits would be unlikely to be passed on to consumers unless we also reform switching and the information available to consumers, so that more are willing to vote with their feet by moving their business...”
- Department of Health: Clinical Commissioning Groups (Funding) (11 Jun 2013)
“The Secretary of State will be aware that in my area of north Somerset, in Weston-super-Mare, the actual allocations versus the intended amounts of cash which should arrive with us based on the existing formula, are well below what they should be; so even without changing the funding formula, we are still getting dramatically less cash than we should. I urge the Secretary of State to look at...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bee Population (16 May 2013)
“Speaking as a beekeeper myself, is the Secretary of State aware of the extreme disappointment of the British Beekeepers Association, of which I am a member, at the recent EU ban on neonicotinoid insecticides and the very grave concern that as a result farmers will go back to older, and more damaging, insecticides and that the health of Britain’s bees could therefore inadvertently be...”
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 166 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||£13,564 (455th)||£21,211 (332nd)||£21,679 (292nd)||£9,808|
|Office running costs||£28,673 (17th)||£23,624 (74th)||£22,348 (173rd)||£19,963|
|Staffing costs||£90,639 (434th)||£79,996 (530th)||£86,122 (252nd)||£70,985|
|Communications Allowance||£8,318 (351st)||£9,240 (259th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,343 (485th)1||£4,462 (499th)2||£4,033 (517th)||£4,393|
|Members' Staff Travel||£282 (247th)||£279 (joint 287th with 1 other)||£16 (joint 430th with 1 other)||£94|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£106 (322nd)||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||£5,537 (145th)||£866 (282nd)||£340 (594th)||£1,341|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,682 (272nd)||£1,480 (506th)||£2,513||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,234 (joint 279th with 1 other)||£1,177 (joint 133rd with 2 others)||£1,177|
|Other Costs||£3,340 (56th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£154,695 (269th)||£143,700 (373rd)||£137,195 (336th)||£110,274|