How Richard Graham voted
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Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for university tuition fees 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 for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Richard Graham hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The only point worth adding is that we do not need to take too seriously the contribution from one witness that the presence of a CDC pension necessarily means that the people in it are going to get pensions that are 30% to 40% better than those who are not in it. I do not think the witness presented any credible evidence to substantiate that suggestion. The reasons for having a CDC...
Where my hon. Friend is right is that if someone has a big company with a significant number of employees, they can get economies of scale from their own scheme. The 100,000-plus businesses that are going to come into the scheme after January 2016 are small companies with fewer than 10 employees. For them, there are no such options available. If NEST and the other entities that I mentioned...
There is a danger of confusion about who will make what decisions and who will be responsible for them. One concern that my hon. Friend flagged up was that those currently in DB schemes would suddenly be plunged into a CDC scheme and so on. The point of the offer of defined ambitions in the Bill is that a risk-sharing offer can be available to people who are currently running DB schemes but...
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Conservative MP for Gloucester
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Direct Selling
- Dangerous Driving
- Atos Healthcare
- Universal Credit
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from Arup, Cambridge Assessment, City of London, GKN
, John Swire & Sons)
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights with a value of £700 (2) hotel accommodation, transport and meals with a value of £933; £1,633 in total
Date of visit: 18 to 24 October 2013
Purpose of visit: APPG
China delegation to learn more about business and political environment in China.
(Registered 8 November 2013)
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from Arup, Cambridge Assessment, City of London, GKN, HSBC, John Swire & Sons)
Address of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group, House of Commons
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights with a value of £1,302 (2) hotel accommodation, transport and meals with a value of £757.49; £2,059.49 in total
Destination of visit: China
Date of visit: 24-29 April 2014
Purpose of visit: To understand more about ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and religious freedom in China; to support bids by British business and deepen engagement with the National People's Congress
(Registered 9 May 2014)
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