How Robert Buckland voted
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Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Robert Buckland occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Government are committed to improving our ability to recover criminal assets by amending the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 through the Serious Crime Bill, currently in the other place, including by increasing sentences for failure to pay confiscation and the enhancement of investigatory powers after a confiscation order is made. The Home Office is leading a wider programme to improve asset...
I am always receptive to ideas about the ways in which costs can be capped, but it is right that I remind the hon. Lady that the CPS still performs the lion’s share of confiscation orders, and that in 2013-14 £97.69 million was recovered. The new CPS proceeds of crime unit, which was set up in the summer, will bring together in a more effective way the regional asset recovery teams...
My hon. Friend is right to emphasise the huge publicity that the Invictus games brought to the victim surcharge. It is now being used to help a range of victims—victims of rape and domestic violence and families bereaved by murder and by road traffic crimes involving a fatality.
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Conservative MP for South Swindon
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Special Educational Needs
- Schools: Swindon
Currently held offices
- The Solicitor-General
- Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee)
- Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 8 Sep 2014)
- Member, Privileges Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
- Member, Standards Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
- Member, Standards and Privileges (12 Dec 2012 to 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 8 Nov 2011)
- Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 11 Feb 2013)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Crown Court Recorder (part-time circuit judge).
Payments from the Ministry of Justice
, 102 Petty France London SW1H 9AJ for work as a Crown Court Recorder:
Payment of £300.60 received for work done on 2 January 2014. Hours: 1 day. (Registered 17 January 2014)
Payment of £1,318.26 for work done on 22-25 April 2014. Hours: 4 days. (Registered 13 May 2014)
£1,318.26 received for work done on 27-30 May 2014. Hours: 4 days. (Registered 23 June 2014)
8. Land and Property
25% share, with my wife, in a house in Swindon from which rental income is received. (Registered 22 September 2011)
Practising barrister but no work done since June 2010.
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