How Matthew Hancock voted
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- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
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Matthew Hancock hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
We passionately support small businesses. Just this week, the new employer allowance has cut £2,000 from the national insurance bill of small companies to help them to grow and create jobs. That builds on the more than 15,000 start-up loans, the £1 billion saved by cutting red tape and the 32,000 businesses helped to export this year alone.
My hon. Friend is a constant advocate for small businesses locally in Devon. He has raised the issue of business rates and business taxation with me. He will know that the £1,000 off business rates for retailers has been welcomed across the board; it is a small step towards addressing the challenges that business rates pose. This is all part of our long-term plan.
This morning, we announced a package of support for the mining industry, and I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will want to go and look at it before raising any further questions.
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Conservative MP for West Suffolk
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Buildings
- Departmental Allowances
- Departmental Furniture
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Member, Standards and Privileges (19 Oct 2010 to 12 Dec 2012)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 32 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 80.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 269 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP for royalties from sales of book (which I co-authored):
Payment of £409 received for sales of book during the period 29 September 2012 to 31 May 2013. Hours: impossible to estimate accurately. (Registered 28 June 2013)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP
(b) Name of donor: Neil Record
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 in support of my parliamentary work and travel costs in my capacity as an MP
(b) Date of receipt: 29 November 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 29 November 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 5 December 2013)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Name of donor: BSkyB
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality and accommodation for two nights for myself and my family at Hay Festival, with a total value of £1,072.
Date of receipt: 24-26 May 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 24 May
Donor status: company, registration no 2247735
(Registered 12 June 2013)
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