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Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Alan Johnson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Business, Innovation and Skills, Communities and Local Government, Justice, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Police: Accountability, Icelandic-Water Trawlermen Compensation Scheme, Police: Finance, Antisocial Behaviour Orders, Identity Cards
(based on written questions asked by Alan Johnson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Higher Education Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Employment Bill Committee (17 out of 17)
- Prime Minister: Abu Qatada (24 Apr 2013)
“Abu Qatada’s legal team have used the Human Rights Act 1998 to suggest that if extradition took place, evidence gained through torture would be used in a trial against him. Surely his team would have more success if it changed tack and argued that Abu Qatada might commit suicide, in which case they would have the support of the Home Secretary.”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing (15 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on couples with a spare room who legally separate in regard to the under-occupancy penalty.”
- Justice Committee Report: Youth Justice: Accountability and Transparency in the NHS (14 Mar 2013)
“This is a fascinating subject and I am willing to have a look at any correspondence between the hon. Gentleman and me when I was Health Secretary. I certainly tried very hard to correspond with all Members of Parliament. Does he accept what Francis said: “Local MPs received feedback and concerns about the Trust. However, these were largely just passed on to others without follow up or...”
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 60.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 69 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 993 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||£10,531 (499th)||£11,274 (544th)||£11,367 (547th)||£10,251||£10,704 (559th)||£12,612 (528th)||£13,628 (550th)||£11,331 (534th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£8,644 (605th)||£16,346 (419th)||£7,421 (633rd)||£8,195||£9,829 (607th)||£7,111 (644th)||£6,742 (645th)||£3,176 (648th)|
|Staffing costs||£84,241 (533rd)||£84,210 (433rd)||£79,245 (468th)||£69,674||£61,425 (597th)||£57,853 (613th)||£61,105 (493rd)||£50,923 (144th)|
|Communications Allowance||£6,324 (430th)||£4,629 (476th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,177 (282nd)1||£7,763 (joint 311th with 1 other)2||£9,053 (267th)||£9,567||£13,725 (189th)||£13,022 (212th)||£12,305 (232nd)||£9,268 (256th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,443 (47th)||£996 (joint 104th with 1 other)||£634 (joint 188th with 1 other)||£1,439||£1,128 (161st)||£935 (joint 172nd with 1 other)||£0||£170 (joint 367th with 2 others)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||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||£2,297 (joint 475th with 1 other)||£1,299 (130th)||£548 (512th)||£505||£330 (joint 581st with 1 other)||£916 (298th)||£395 (593rd)||£375 (594th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,055 (131st)||£1,647 (470th)||£1,779||£1,010 (573rd)||£2,937 (271st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,139 (joint 432nd with 1 other)||£1,106 (joint 233rd with 2 others)||£779||£1,855 (389th)||£1,855 (joint 382nd with 1 other)||£1,855 (joint 373rd with 1 other)||£1,076 (545th)|
|Total||£121,656 (589th)||£131,711 (514th)||£111,021 (603rd)||£102,189||£101,624 (609th)||£98,815 (604th)||£97,557 (564th)||£77,546 (518th)|