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Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Simon Hart voted on key issues:
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Work and Pensions, Home Department, Energy and Climate Change, Education
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Regulation, Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control, Work Capability Assessment: Appeals, Private Prosecutions, Squirrels
(based on written questions asked by Simon Hart and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Opposition Day — 13th Allotted Day — Cost of Living (27 Nov 2013)
“If the Help to Buy scheme is such an unattractive prospect, why are the Labour Administration in Cardiff adopting it?”
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs (27 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average time taken to process solar PV feed-in tariff applications to Ofgem is.”
- Police and Crime Commissioners (Wales) (6 Nov 2013)
“Does my right hon. Friend agree with the senior Dyfed Powys police officer who told me that it might be between two and five years before we are able properly to assess the benefits or otherwise of police and crime commissioners? Perhaps it will be then that we will see whether there is public appreciation of them and voter turnout might be somewhat different.”
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- Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 51 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 86.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 128 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register