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Labour MP for Motherwell and Wishaw
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Frank Roy voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. 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 introducing foundation hospitals. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Work and Pensions, Scotland, International Development, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Sudan, Libya: British Nationals Abroad, Private Education, Disability Living Allowance: Motherwell, Benefits Reforms (Scotland)
(based on written questions asked by Frank Roy and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Concessionary Bus Travel Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Road Safety Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Age-Related Payments Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Aviation (Offences) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Finance Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Policy Programme Evaluation Board (24 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many times the Policy Programme Evaluation Board has met since its creation; and on what dates; (2) what the names are of those who sit on his Department's Policy Programme Evaluation Board.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia (23 Apr 2013)
“Sexual violence has reached a dangerous level in Colombia. The numbers are ever increasing, yet very few are brought to trial. What can the Government do to highlight this absurdity?”
- Public Service Pensions Bill: Schedule 1 — Persons in public service: definitions (22 Apr 2013)
“Is there not a danger of there being a poorer level of service if emergency workers are older?”
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — 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 64.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 36 times in debates — well below 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||£16,033 (408th)||£21,365 (323rd)||£21,627 (298th)||£20,967||£20,513 (277th)||£19,980 (253rd)||£19,553 (314th)||£14,825 (375th)|
|Office running costs||£16,558 (378th)||£19,052 (294th)||£20,840 (252nd)||£18,224||£19,015 (234th)||£18,727 (joint 325th with 1 other)||£18,218 (joint 241st with 2 others)||£19,415 (184th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,128 (161st)||£89,612 (249th)||£86,388 (233rd)||£84,758||£70,291 (joint 355th with 1 other)||£62,276 (559th)||£52,775 (605th)||£40,720 (499th)|
|Communications Allowance||£12,768 (62nd)||£7,580 (353rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£15,264 (64th)1||£16,100 (57th)2||£15,866 (54th)||£12,125||£18,551 (77th)||£18,484 (73rd)||£16,927 (98th)||£16,005 (53rd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,464 (45th)||£1,505 (45th)||£2,937 (10th)||£1,556||£2,878 (23rd)||£804 (190th)||£535 (252nd)||£233 (joint 335th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,049 (113th)||£357 (249th)||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||£3,176 (351st)||£693 (joint 362nd with 1 other)||£924 (307th)||£1,387||£1,391 (190th)||£496 (511th)||£941 (362nd)||£408 (586th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,208 (534th)||£3,457 (235th)||£3,085||£5,322 (131st)||£1,462 (498th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,165 (joint 388th with 1 other)||£958 (joint 476th with 1 other)||£846||£1,488 (joint 580th with 1 other)||£1,488 (joint 566th with 1 other)||£1,488 (joint 543rd with 1 other)||£1,488 (joint 467th with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£428 (78th)||£0|
|Total||£166,442 (108th)||£158,637 (117th)||£152,997 (64th)||£142,948||£139,449 (67th)||£123,717 (232nd)||£110,865 (381st)||£93,094 (206th)|