Julian Smith

MP, Skipton and Ripon

Skipton and Ripon Conservative

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How Julian Smith voted
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails

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Julian Smith hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Child Sex Abuse (Rotherham) 2 Sep 2014

    It beggars belief to many across Yorkshire that Rotherham council today retains responsibility for children’s services. I urge my right hon. Friend, at ministerial meetings, to look carefully at stripping the council of children’s services, as we have done in Doncaster, Slough and, previously, Hackney. I also urge her to look at the role of legal officers within the CPS, who in...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools 22 Jul 2014

    As well as the counter-extremism unit, my right hon. Friend’s predecessor put in place a whole set of measures for looking at barring teachers, making funding more difficult to exclude poor schools, and having no-notice inspections. Is it not vital that we reassure parents through the action that this Government have already taken?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 16 Jul 2014

    The number of young people coming off the unemployment register across North Yorkshire is at a record high. Does the Prime Minister agree that today’s small business Bill, Conservative-inspired, is yet another boost to the women and men who are creating the jobs to make this happen?

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Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Procurement
  • Conditions of Employment
  • EU Law
  • Departmental Food

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 630 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, meals and other costs with an approximate value of £800
Destination of visit: Cadenabbia, Italy
Date of visit: 22-25 March 2014
Purpose of visit: attending conference on British/German dialogue.
(Registered 22 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Two residential properties in London, from which rental income is received. (Updated 23 April 2013)
9. Shareholdings
(a)   I have a 20% share in the executive recruitment company Arq International (formerly QuyDe Limited) set up by a former employee, which purchased the name of Arq International from my former company. (Updated 7 March 2012, 2 July 2012 and 17 January 2013)

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