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Labour MP for Oxford East
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Andrew Smith voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Home Department, Work and Pensions, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Palestinians: International Assistance, Detention Centres, HMS Victory, South Sudan, Incinerators: Hazardous Substances
(based on written questions asked by Andrew Smith and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Finance Bill Committee (2 out of 16)
- Finance Bill Committee (1 out of 7)
- Written Answers — Education: Sign Language (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will add British Sign Language to the list of prescribed languages of study at maintained schools.”
- Written Answers — Education: Sign Language (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to ensure that there are no restrictions to allowing deaf and hearing impaired young people in maintained secondary schools to study British Sign Language at GCSE level.”
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 95 written questions in the last year — well above 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 76.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 753 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||£9,276 (524th)||£13,306 (516th)||£21,657 (295th)||£18,164||£20,817 (234th)||£20,331 (joint 159th with 3 others)||£19,379 (336th)||£15,188 (334th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£706 (122nd)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£18,643 (287th)||£24,257 (64th)||£24,328 (112th)||£21,440||£19,237 (178th)||£18,782 (joint 266th with 3 others)||£17,698 (423rd)||£20,253 (160th)|
|Staffing costs||£102,731 (90th)||£86,349 (368th)||£83,308 (359th)||£82,561||£70,046 (380th)||£60,672 (589th)||£61,977 (436th)||£41,307 (488th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,311 (290th)||£10,869 (79th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£2,883 (549th)1||£3,358 (541st)2||£3,916 (527th)||£3,592||£3,608 (578th)||£1,229 (629th)||£1,511 (628th)||£3,314 (548th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£73 (357th)||£45 (414th)||£160 (joint 346th with 1 other)||£111||£198 (joint 366th with 1 other)||£155 (386th)||£34 (456th)||£154 (374th)|
|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||£6,558 (79th)||£1,811 (46th)||£2,883 (46th)||£1,584||£1,803 (131st)||£1,016 (joint 246th with 1 other)||£1,229 (238th)||£756 (joint 426th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,188 (47th)||£8,606 (46th)||£4,582||£5,099 (137th)||£2,770 (291st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,482 (25th)||£1,267 (57th)||£0||£1,919 (joint 271st with 1 other)||£1,919 (joint 267th with 1 other)||£1,919 (joint 262nd with 1 other)||£1,919 (joint 248th with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£1,329 (77th)||£5,724 (24th)||£0||£0||£10,956 (14th)||£877 (67th)||£4,200 (37th)||£0|
|Total||£150,804 (322nd)||£152,389 (230th)||£146,125 (150th)||£132,034||£134,389 (121st)||£109,325 (517th)||£109,474 (405th)||£84,118 (430th)|