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Labour MP for Glasgow South West
- Also represented Glasgow Pollok; Glasgow Govan
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Davidson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. 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 a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Defence, Home Department, Treasury, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): European Constitution, European Contractors, Tax Credits, EU Legislation, EU Constitution
(based on written questions asked by Ian Davidson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Proceeds of Crime Bill Committee (33 out of 39)
- Social Security Fraud Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- International Development Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Prime Minister: Abu Qatada (24 Apr 2013)
“This farce makes the Government look incompetent as well as impotent. Can the Home Secretary tell me whether previously loyal Conservatives will have to vote for the UK Independence party before she pays attention to them?”
- Scotland Office: Caledonian Sleeper Train (24 Apr 2013)
“Does the Minister accept that the Caledonian sleeper is a vital link between the Ministry of Defence in London and the shipyards on the Clyde? Does he accept that trade on the Caledonian sleeper will drastically reduce in the event that we have separation and the Clyde shipyards close?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (15 Apr 2013)
“Ministers will be aware that subcontracted work on the aircraft carrier on the Clyde is drawing towards a close. What steps are being taken to ensure that work is found for those shipyards before steel starts to get cut on the Type 26?”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2008: MP did not accept messages via WriteToThem.
- Has voted in 68.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 332 times in debates — 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||£23,867 (80th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,105 (joint 194th with 1 other)||£21,610||£20,901 (joint 189th with 5 others)||£16,294 (428th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£13,886 (449th)|
|Office running costs||£13,922 (474th)||£26,679 (31st)||£24,145 (120th)||£19,999||£19,322 (joint 101st with 3 others)||£18,797 (joint 205th with 7 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£9,216 (542nd)|
|Staffing costs||£98,474 (218th)||£79,814 (532nd)||£80,490 (431st)||£83,812||£74,213 (joint 174th with 2 others)||£71,004 (166th)||£61,699 (458th)||£47,050 (280th)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,918 (97th)||£13,710 (32nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,955 (70th)1||£18,314 (28th)2||£15,425 (63rd)||£14,119||£20,155 (57th)||£19,218 (61st)||£18,856 (66th)||£17,633 (32nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£1,126 (joint 82nd with 1 other)||£0||£0||£1,040 (180th)||£2,026 (53rd)||£541 (249th)||£2,085 (33rd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£985 (122nd)||£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||£6,989 (24th)||£1,363 (119th)||£1,212 (220th)||£1,522||£3,453 (40th)||£1,973 (joint 70th with 1 other)||£1,010 (330th)||£642 (joint 491st with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,633 (88th)||£4,206 (182nd)||£5,044||£12,395 (28th)||£6,631 (62nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,292 (joint 199th with 1 other)||£1,095 (joint 252nd with 1 other)||£1,417||£1,738 (496th)||£1,738 (487th)||£1,738 (459th)||£458 (joint 607th with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£7,998||£0||£6,984 (17th)||£0||£0|
|Total||£171,245 (69th)||£170,014 (17th)||£148,678 (107th)||£155,521||£153,217 (17th)||£144,665 (15th)||£121,800 (125th)||£90,970 (268th)|