Matthew Hancock

MP, West Suffolk

West Suffolk Conservative

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How Matthew Hancock voted
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  • 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 increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails

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Matthew Hancock hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 2 Sep 2014

    Energy and Climate Change: Electricity demand-side measures. 9:45 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Duncan Burt, Head of Commercial Operations, System Operation, National Grid, Phil Jones, Chief Executive, Northern Powergrid, Sara Bell, Executive Director, UK Demand Response Association, Yoav Zingher, Co-founder,KiWi Power and Zoe Leader, Climate and Energy Specialist, WWF; Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Energy, DECC
  • Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Economic Benefits of Offshore Oil and Gas Review 22 Jul 2014

    We will ensure discussions on the establishment and regulatory powers of the Oil and Gas Authority take place with interested parties as policy develops.
  • Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Storage 22 Jul 2014

    Business rates are only one part of a suite of costs faced by gas storage operators and the impact of business rate changes on gas storage sites can only be understood when compared to commercially sensitive information about each gas storage site, to which the Government does not have access. It is not feasible to assess the impact of rate changes in isolation and for this reason we have...

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Conservative MP for West Suffolk

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Departmental Allowances
  • Taxis
  • Wines
  • Departmental Furniture

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister for Universities and Science (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 35 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 79.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 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") 288 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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)
4. Sponsorships
(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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