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Labour MP for Dudley North
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Austin voted on key issues:
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Education, Transport, Home Department, Health, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Official Hospitality, Departmental Official Cars, Departmental Travel, Translation Services, Departmental Contracts
(based on written questions asked by Ian Austin and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Policing and Crime Bill Committee (16 out of 16)
- Planning-gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (6 out of 8)
- Finance Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Written Answers — Treasury: Bingo (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met representatives of the bingo industry.”
- Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Gambling (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of gross profit tax levied on (a) bingo clubs, (b) online bingo and (c) bookmakers is; and what the reasons are for differences in the rates.”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment: Mental Illness (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what measures are in place to ensure that people suffering from mental health issues in the workplace are encouraged to seek treatment; (2) what estimate he has made of the annual cost to businesses of mental illness in their workforces.”
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 92 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 62.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 136 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||£23,262 (137th)||£21,925 (294th)||£22,076 (joint 226th with 1 other)||£21,559|
|Office running costs||£22,029 (121st)||£19,086 (290th)||£20,907 (243rd)||£25,229|
|Staffing costs||£91,887 (416th)||£88,703 (287th)||£86,356 (234th)||£78,716|
|Communications Allowance||£11,917 (98th)||£9,503 (232nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,205 (236th)1||£6,718 (364th)2||£8,473 (290th)||£9,921|
|Members' Staff Travel||£532 (151st)||£361 (joint 250th with 1 other)||£176 (joint 335th with 1 other)||£490|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£578 (187th)||£563 (205th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£15 (joint 109th with 1 other)||£16 (114th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£6,999 (joint 3rd with 4 others)||£1,596 (76th)||£2,944 (44th)||£4,230|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,400 (27th)||£8,557 (48th)||£13,864||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,292 (joint 199th with 1 other)||£1,233 (joint 77th with 7 others)||£1,233|
|Total||£166,424 (109th)||£155,163 (184th)||£150,722 (81st)||£155,242|