How Nicholas Boles voted
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Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Nicholas Boles occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I have decided to support two of the three applications that we received under the women in engineering call under the Employer Ownership Fund. The two companies will receive a total of £104k, £12k of which is planned to be drawn down by one of the companies in the current Financial Year. The Women in Engineering call is now closed. There are, however, further opportunities to...
The Department for Education publishes data on the number of staff in schools with the role of careers adviser, but not on independent careers advisers employed by schools. Schools were placed under a statutory duty to secure independent careers guidance for pupils in September 2012. Schools can retain in-house arrangements for providing careers guidance but must combine this with...
The 2014 apprenticeship pay survey found that 76% of 16 to 18-year-old apprentices were paid at or above the minimum amount. On average, they were paid a basic hourly rate of £4.34.
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Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Cabinet Office
- Government Departments: Procurement
Currently held offices
- Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)
- The Minister for Universities and Science
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 1 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Has voted in 83.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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") 183 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Prabodhan Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and transfers £977.81, hotel accommodation for two nights £350 (£175 per night), visa £160, conference facilities, lunch and catering £50; total £1,537.81
Date of visit: 12-13 November 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend Prabodhan Conference.
(Registered 24 November 2014)
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