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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 a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. 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 laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. 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)
- Nato: Pensions Bill (17 Jun 2013)
“I am immensely pleased to be able to contribute to this debate, and I shall do so briefly. The Bill marks a decisive change in the policies of Governments since the 1950s. It is a change I hoped the previous Labour Government would make, but they did not. This Government have made it, under the careful stewardship of the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Thornbury and Yate (Steve Webb),...”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (13 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress the Government has made in developing ways to record the (a) nationality and (b) immigration status of benefit claimants.”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Correspondence (12 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department will respond to Philip Alliah's letter regarding his mother Diana Adzorker's application for entry clearance.”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 137 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 61.33% 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") 984 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)|