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Labour MP for Birkenhead
- Entered Parliament on 3 May 1979 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Frank Field voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. 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 more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Work and Pensions, Treasury, Home Department, Health, Education and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Tax Credits, Child Support Agency, Pensions, Incapacity Benefit, Children: Maintenance
(based on written questions asked by Frank Field and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Daylight Saving Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Rights of Savers Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill Committee (0 out of 3)
- Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Pension Annuities (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Written Answers — Prime Minister: Honours (16 May 2013)
“To ask the Prime Minister if he will establish a single honours list each year rewarding the giving of money to charitable works and foundations and to honour equally those who similarly generously give their time to charitable activity.”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Livestock: Exports (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 in order to give higher regard to the welfare of animals.”
- Written Answers — Health: Electronic Cigarettes (15 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward plans to restrict the marketing, sales and promotion of electronic cigarettes so that they (a) are only sold to adults at licensed outlets, (b) are only targeted at smokers as a way of reducing smoking or quitting and (c) do not appeal to non-smokers, particularly children.”
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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 152 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 60.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 19 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 983 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||£8,421 (535th)||£9,573 (560th)||£11,509 (545th)||£12,006||£11,250 (551st)||£17,246 (402nd)||£16,608 (480th)||£16,451 (122nd)|
|Office running costs||£6,921 (624th)||£8,242 (611th)||£13,770 (572nd)||£17,201||£16,850 (417th)||£16,549 (542nd)||£9,814 (628th)||£6,999 (592nd)|
|Staffing costs||£98,346 (224th)||£98,711 (28th)||£93,944 (32nd)||£86,879||£74,214 (joint 160th with 13 others)||£68,773 (212th)||£69,148 (114th)||£60,923 (16th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,263 (210th)||£6,663 (387th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,411 (226th)1||£8,874 (259th)2||£13,616 (99th)||£10,903||£8,733 (joint 386th with 1 other)||£11,894 (254th)||£11,106 (282nd)||£9,011 (274th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,501 (43rd)||£362 (249th)||£295 (284th)||£0||£1,053 (joint 175th with 1 other)||£512 (264th)||£0||£228 (339th)|
|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||£4,816 (196th)||£567 (joint 451st with 2 others)||£653 (joint 442nd with 1 other)||£722||£762 (374th)||£580 (471st)||£900 (380th)||£708 (joint 447th with 3 others)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,389 (492nd)||£1,235 (547th)||£1,720||£2,104 (389th)||£1,464 (497th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,214 (306th)||£1,070 (301st)||£0||£1,487 (582nd)||£1,487 (568th)||£1,457 (joint 560th with 1 other)||£1,457 (joint 486th with 1 other)|
|Total||£139,678 (460th)||£135,595 (468th)||£136,092 (359th)||£129,431||£116,453 (472nd)||£118,505 (342nd)||£109,033 (415th)||£95,777 (154th)|