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Conservative MP for Harlow
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Robert Halfon voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. 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 strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Justice, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Home Department, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Conferences, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Departmental Press: Subscriptions, Departmental Lobbying, Departmental Publications
(based on written questions asked by Robert Halfon and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Identity Documents Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“I am glad that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor will not have to stuff his Christmas turkey this year, given that he so comprehensively stuffed the economic policy of the Opposition. I thank my right hon. Friend for the excellent fuel duty freeze. Does it not show—along with the right to buy and the lower tax for lower earners—that we are the party of aspirational working...”
- Business of the House (5 Dec 2013)
“Has my right hon. Friend seen my early-day motion 845 on the future of the Harlow respite care centre for children with special needs? [That this House acknowledges that the Maples children’s respite centre in Harlow is an integral part of the community that provides comfort and security to families and children with special needs; notes that Councillor Madden, Cabinet member for Essex...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeship Minimum Wage (5 Dec 2013)
“Is my hon. Friend aware that the number of apprenticeships in my constituency of Harlow has increased by more than 80% in the past year? Will she congratulate the Harlow and district chamber of commerce and the businesses who are hiring apprentices and paying them proper apprenticeship wages? Will she also welcome the new university technical school, which is, in essence, a pre-apprentice...”
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- Has spoken in 96 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 70 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 88.11% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 206 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Address of donor: 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DG
Date of receipt of donation: 28 September 2013 to 2 October 2013
Donor status: members’ association
Address of donor: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £4,000
Destination of visit: Kurdistan
Date of visit: 12-17 March 2013
Purpose of visit: to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Kurdish Genocide in my capacity as an officer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq
Address of donor: 1 St. John's Lane, London EC1M 4AR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a value of £1,134.53
Destination of visit: Mozambique
Date of visit: 31 March 2013 to 5 April 2013
Purpose of visit: to visit Save the Children UK development projects supported by DfID funds. (Registered 15 April 2013)
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register