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Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Grant Shapps voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. 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 moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Communities and Local Government, Treasury, Home Department, Work and Pensions, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Housing: Low Incomes, Departments: Property, Departmental Training, Homes and Communities Agency, Mortgages: Government Assistance
(based on written questions asked by Grant Shapps and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Housing and Regeneration Bill Committee (17 out of 17)
- Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Greater London (3 Sep 2012)
“The numbers of affordable homes completed in each London borough in 2010-13 and 2011-12 were reported in the Homes and Communities Agency's National Housing Statistics, published on 12 June 2012: http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/national-housing-statis tics These statistics only cover affordable housing that is delivered through the Homes and Communities Agency's affordable housing...”
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: High Street Review (3 Sep 2012)
“The successful Portas pilots will each receive up to £100,000 along with a comprehensive package of support. Each of the pilots will be putting in place appropriate indicators to monitor the impact of their actions locally. We will also be commissioning a national study which will measure impact from the successful pilots, enabling the sharing of best practice and lessons learnt across...”
- Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing Companies (3 Sep 2012)
“Local housing companies pilots were a programme of the last Administration; the Homes and Communities Agency concluded that such schemes were not viable in the short-term due to the prevailing conditions of the housing market. Some local councils may have subsequently pursued local initiatives, but such information is not centrally collated.”
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- Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — well below 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 236 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£4,104 (568th)||£7,269 (572nd)||£3,244 (583rd)||£2,134|
|Office running costs||£15,834 (400th)||£23,118 (88th)||£23,702 (132nd)||£19,769|
|Staffing costs||£87,976 (481st)||£80,756 (522nd)||£78,908 (476th)||£64,996|
|Communications Allowance||£2,487 (543rd)||£4,444 (484th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,844 (298th)1||£6,788 (361st)2||£6,912 (348th)||£4,756|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|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||£2,017 (516th)||£686 (joint 367th with 1 other)||£407 (570th)||£675|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,019 (joint 237th with 1 other)||£2,727 (311th)||£2,244||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,072 (515th)||£1,068 (303rd)||£1,253|
|Total||£120,261 (597th)||£127,152 (557th)||£116,968 (574th)||£95,827|