How Kwasi Kwarteng voted
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Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Kwasi Kwarteng hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
It is not my custom to intervene a lot during these sessions, but my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary was suggesting that we do not need a mechanism, so to say to him that he should suggest a mechanism is neither here nor there: he is saying that we do not need one.
I am pleased to follow the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee. However, one cannot on the one hand say that people are being driven from the social sector to the private sector, and on the other argue the opposite case by saying that the number of people moving to the private sector is falling because rental prices are going up. Those are contradictory points. Members have to choose one...
I am glad that that has completely cleared up how Members can argue two entirely different things. Let us put the matter in context. There is a lot of scaremongering, wild words and passion from Opposition Members, but very little attention to the facts. The Government removed the spare room subsidy simply to equalise the situation with what was going on in the private sector. I find it...
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Conservative MP for Spelthorne
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Egypt: Politics and Government
- Aviation: Exhaust Emissions
- Waste Management
- Libya: Politics and Government
Currently held offices
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Jul 2013)
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Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and costs in country to a value of £1,700
Date of visit: 15-18 September 2014
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact-finding visit.
(Registered 16 October 2014)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor: PO Box
547, Government Avenue, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport; approx. value £2,600
Date of visit: 4-8 December 2014
Purpose of visit: to participate in the IISS
(Registered 11 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
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