Henry Smith

MP, Crawley

Crawley Conservative

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How Henry Smith voted
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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • 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 strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails

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Henry Smith occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: EU Council, Security and Middle East 1 Sep 2014

    I commend the Prime Minister on his statement. Will he give a little more information on when airlines will be required to introduce more stringent checks on suspects and foreign terrorists to block them from entering ports such as Gatwick and others around the UK?
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Animal Experiments 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended 2012) currently is for establishments deemed by the Animals in Science Regulation Unit to be of (a) high, (b) medium and (c) low risk.
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Animal Experiments 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the changes in the number of procedures in the fundamental biological research category.

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Conservative MP for Crawley

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Animal Experiments
  • Animal Experiments: Primates
  • Air Passenger Duty
  • Teaching Methods
  • Aviation: Working Hours

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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 59 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 88.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 17 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 90 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, for completion of a survey:
Fee of £200, donated to my local constituency association. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Fee of £200, donated to my local constituency association. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 30 January 2014)
Fees from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completion of surveys:
Fee of £75, donated to local voluntary organisations. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 November 2013)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 20 January 2014)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1hr. Fee donated to Crawley Conservatives. (Registered 12 March 2014)
Fee of £75. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to local voluntary organisations. (Registered 1 May 2014)
Fees from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys:
Fee of £80. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 November 2013)
Fee of £80. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to local charities. (Registered 13 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: HH the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Address of donor: PO Box 31966, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,500
Destination of visit: UAE
Date of visit: 15-20 November 2013
Purpose of visit: APPG visit to develop strategic alliance between UK and UAE
(Registered 27 November 2013 )
8. Land and Property
Flat in West Sussex, from which rental income is received.
Half ownership of holiday property in Cornwall.

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