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Conservative MP for Wantage
- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Culture, Communications and Creative Industries), Business, Innovation and Skills (since 14 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Edward Vaizey voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Culture Media and Sport, Health, Home Department, Education and Skills, Defence
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Light Bulbs, Film, Renaissance in the Regions, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Christmas
(based on written questions asked by Edward Vaizey and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (20 out of 21)
- Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Consumer Credit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Health Education: Sex (16 May 2013)
“DCMS has been consulting on the exemptions from age rating in the Video Recordings Act that apply to many music, sports, religious and educational DVDs. The Government expects to publish its response to the consultation shortly, though a specific date for this has not yet been set.”
- Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: S4C (16 May 2013)
“Government funding of S4C will be reviewed as part of the spending review. There are no plans to review the financial position of S4C or to institute a fixed funding formula for that channel. We recognise the important contribution that S4C makes to public service broadcasting and the welsh language and the desire for it to be on a stable financial footing. We welcome the agreement with the...”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Culture Media and Sport: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (16 May 2013)
“The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council will take place in Brussels on 16- 17 May. The culture, audiovisual and sport issues will be taken on 17 May. The Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey), will represent the UK at the culture and audiovisual section of the Council, together with the Scottish Minister for Culture and...”
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- Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- 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 65.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 374 times in debates — 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£18,968 (326th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£19,924 (392nd)||£14,103|
|Office running costs||£11,528 (554th)||£16,969 (399th)||£28,994 (21st)||£21,193|
|Staffing costs||£77,704 (587th)||£82,436 (485th)||£78,357 (495th)||£82,887|
|Communications Allowance||£1,270 (568th)||£7,594 (350th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,497 (416th)1||£6,646 (370th)2||£5,304 (449th)||£7,603|
|Members' Staff Travel||£56 (372nd)||£227 (309th)||£625 (193rd)||£307|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£170 (joint 285th with 1 other)||£85 (333rd)||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||£2,345 (467th)||£465 (joint 511th with 3 others)||£304 (joint 605th with 1 other)||£228|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,577 (450th)||£1,388 (522nd)||£993||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£974 (591st)||£1,095 (joint 252nd with 1 other)||£1,095|
|Other Costs||£2,052 (66th)||£4,032 (38th)||£510 (75th)||£0|
|Total||£119,591 (598th)||£144,088 (370th)||£136,501 (348th)||£128,409|