How George Freeman voted
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Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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George Freeman hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Department decided that, because there is no existing universally agreed definition of genetic modification in humans, it would adopt a working definition. The definition that has been adopted is that genetic modification involves the germ-line modification of nuclear DNA (in the chromosomes) that can be passed on to future generations. We have no current plans to revise the working...
UK leadership in science advice to Government is well recognised internationally. Most Departments have a chief scientific adviser, and many have science advisory councils and specific scientific advisory committees on selected subjects. My Department supports the work of the independent Government Office for Science, which works with Departments across Whitehall to ensure that their advisory...
I thank the hon. Lady for her welcome. She talks of cuts in the science budget. Let me put on record again the fact that the Government have protected and ring-fenced the science budget. Let me also take this opportunity to pay tribute to my predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Havant (Mr Willetts), who achieved that success in conjunction with the Chancellor. As for the two...
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Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Common Land
- Fire Prevention
- Poultry: EU Law
- Bats: Nature Conservation
- Churches: Bats
Currently held offices
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 77.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 129 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.
Elsoms (Spalding) Ltd, holding company of Elsoms Seeds Ltd, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1QG; agricultural and horticultural seeds business. Directorship suspended 1 December 2012; reactivated 11 October 2013. (Updated 29 January 2013 and 20 December 2013.)
Payment of £3,638.64 for non-executive director services provided by me in September-December 2013. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 20 December 2013; updated 20 February 2014)
Payment of £1,954.16 for non-executive director services provided by me in October-November 2012. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 23 January 2013; updated 20 February 2014)
Payment of £2,728.98 for non-executive director services provided by me in January-March 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 9 May 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
8 May 2014, fee of £300 from the Times
, 3 Thomas More Square, London, E98 1XY, for an article, payment donated to charity. Hours: 3hrs. (Registered 9 May 2014)
8. Land and Property
Part share in flat in London. (Registered 24 October 2012)
(a) Hill House Assets Ltd, of which I am an unremunerated director (Dormant. Management of historic assets and liabilities from self employment) (updated 18 June 2012,30 July 2013 and 24 February 2014)
(b) Elsoms Seeds (see above)
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