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Labour MP for Aberdeen North
- Also represented Aberdeen Central; Aberdeen South
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Frank Doran voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. 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 a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted 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: House of Commons Commission, Work and Pensions, Scotland, Transport, Justice
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Mesothelioma: Drugs, September Sittings, Helicopters: Safety, Members: Allowances
(based on written questions asked by Frank Doran and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Petrol Prices (15 May 2013)
“As the Secretary of State will be aware, there has been a long-term disconnect between the price of oil on the market and the price at the pump. He will also know that over the decades, numerous inquiries have been made by the OFT and other competition authorities into the oil and petrol market, but not one has uncovered what is now alleged to have happened. The other issue for the consumer...”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Child Trust Fund (13 Feb 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure wider understanding of the availability of suitable savings options after the maturation of a child trust fund account.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: EU Fisheries Negotiations (8 Jan 2013)
“I join in congratulating the Minister on this very good result that is obviously welcomed by the fishing industry. He is well aware of the trials that are taking place in Scotland to improve discards. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation is anxious that they progress as quickly as possible and feel that it would be extremely beneficial to have an extra quota of fish specifically to...”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 252 times in debates — 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||£23,789 (89th)||£22,854 (228th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,038||£20,897 (joint 206th with 2 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,455 (302nd)|
|Office running costs||£22,379 (105th)||£23,587 (75th)||£26,159 (75th)||£28,395||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,762 (joint 293rd with 1 other)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£16,519 (282nd)|
|Staffing costs||£99,728 (173rd)||£88,257 (302nd)||£81,557 (412th)||£75,668||£70,336 (joint 324th with 20 others)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£63,788 (joint 346th with 11 others)||£44,441 (385th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,284 (206th)||£7,305 (369th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£23,490 (9th)1||£23,247 (11th)2||£29,684 (3rd)||£23,100||£26,886 (16th)||£21,191 (42nd)||£22,429 (31st)||£21,389 (11th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£671 (113th)||£803 (joint 134th with 1 other)||£296 (joint 281st with 2 others)||£1,547||£772 (225th)||£1,485 (102nd)||£1,751 (65th)||£1,323 (94th)|
|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||£1,799 (joint 541st with 1 other)||£1,107 (191st)||£2,757 (52nd)||£723||£3,539 (37th)||£2,020 (63rd)||£1,632 (135th)||£995 (335th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,211 (206th)||£8,131 (55th)||£2,381||£11,845 (30th)||£10,407 (24th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,346 (joint 121st with 7 others)||£1,142 (joint 175th with 17 others)||£0||£2,096 (7th)||£2,096 (3rd)||£2,096 (3rd)||£2,096 (3rd)|
|Total||£182,139 (10th)||£171,717 (11th)||£171,836 (6th)||£152,852||£155,696 (7th)||£144,317 (18th)||£129,652 (35th)||£102,218 (67th)|