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Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed
- Entered Parliament on 8 November 1973 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Alan Beith voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Trade and Industry, Defence, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Unpaid Advisers, Correspondence, Parliamentary Advisers, Project Sponsorship, Departmental Report
(based on written questions asked by Alan Beith and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Written Answers — Education: English Language: Immigrants (20 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to support the provision of English language tuition and other educational support for the children of migrant families prior to and during their school years.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economy: North-East (14 May 2013)
“Will the Minister go a little further north when he goes to Newcastle and have a look at Northumberland, where we are proud of our record on exporting manufacturing businesses? Will he also continue the good work of Treasury Ministers in encouraging the Department for Transport to consider a properly dualled A1 to link us to the markets and places where we can do business in this country and...”
- Business of the House: Rehabilitation of Offenders (9 May 2013)
“If this reform can be carried through in such difficult financial circumstances, it will be one of the most valuable and important things this Government do. Does the Lord Chancellor agree that the system must be tailored so that charities and voluntary organisations can viably play their full part, and that the creation of a national probation service must not be allowed to undermine the...”
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- Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 2088 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£13,459 (457th)||£17,686 (446th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,674||£12,595 (536th)||£12,637 (526th)||£19,719 (249th)||£17,329 (79th)|
|Office running costs||£11,978 (533rd)||£13,491 (503rd)||£18,730 (443rd)||£26,706||£18,631 (295th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£16,907 (482nd)||£20,525 (151st)|
|Staffing costs||£95,277 (327th)||£85,593 (394th)||£81,048 (421st)||£64,330||£65,969 (526th)||£63,436 (533rd)||£65,745 (177th)||£44,222 (396th)|
|Communications Allowance||£15,490 (24th)||£12,638 (46th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,244 (192nd)1||£11,353 (166th)2||£9,417 (248th)||£10,804||£14,536 (156th)||£13,372 (200th)||£14,438 (161st)||£11,429 (154th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,735 (30th)||£2,349 (15th)||£1,298 (87th)||£2,851||£799 (joint 217th with 1 other)||£1,553 (95th)||£1,700 (72nd)||£1,706 (joint 56th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£228 (273rd)||£742 (156th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,246 (165th)||£645 (398th)||£818 (358th)||£571||£523 (joint 491st with 1 other)||£545 (488th)||£964 (354th)||£729 (440th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,040 (232nd)||£1,386 (523rd)||£2,288||£2,667 (309th)||£1,807 (449th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,307 (joint 175th with 1 other)||£1,365 (26th)||£0||£1,717 (507th)||£1,717 (498th)||£1,475 (552nd)||£1,475 (479th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£3,719 (39th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£153,657 (282nd)||£152,563 (228th)||£136,172 (357th)||£123,224||£117,437 (455th)||£113,866 (446th)||£120,948 (145th)||£97,415 (126th)|