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Conservative MP for North East Hampshire
- Also represented Wanstead and Woodford
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How James Arbuthnot voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for 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 Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Trade and Industry, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Transport, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Export Credits Guarantee Department, UK Trade and Investment, Chinook Crash, Members: Correspondence, Aircraft Crashes
(based on written questions asked by James Arbuthnot and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Budget (15 Apr 2013)
“A few weeks ago, the Prime Minister told the House that he continued to hold the “strong view” that the overall defence budget should rise in real terms from 2015 onwards. When will that prime ministerial wish become Government policy?”
- Written Answers — Health: Cancer (26 Feb 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding was spent on research into (a) all types of cancer, (b) site-specific cancer and (c) brain cancer in each year between 2002 and 2011; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many funding applications the National Institute for Health Research received for (a) cancer and (b) brain cancer in the most recent year for which figures...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Budget Post-2015 (25 Feb 2013)
“I do not think that that was precisely what the Prime Minister said. Nevertheless, does my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State agree that if we possibly can we should continue to meet the NATO objective of spending at least 2% of our gross domestic product on defence?”
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below 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 70.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 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") 383 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,318 (188th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,809 (joint 210th with 3 others)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,101 (joint 110th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£12,315 (526th)||£17,170 (386th)||£24,808 (99th)||£19,935||£19,096 (215th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£17,677 (425th)||£9,062 (547th)|
|Staffing costs||£92,471 (394th)||£84,145 (437th)||£83,291 (360th)||£79,913||£72,298 (240th)||£68,025 (227th)||£53,140 (601st)||£52,343 (116th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,057 (joint 303rd with 1 other)||£12,792 (45th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,817 (511th)1||£4,534 (493rd)2||£4,230 (504th)||£3,854||£6,701 (473rd)||£5,057 (519th)||£5,220 (518th)||£4,823 (479th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£14 (joint 415th with 1 other)||£73 (joint 390th with 2 others)||£51 (joint 410th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£0||£18 (joint 461st with 1 other)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£492 (joint 199th with 1 other)||£327 (joint 255th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£244 (49th)||£232 (joint 61st with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,799 (joint 541st with 1 other)||£568 (450th)||£473 (541st)||£599||£433 (542nd)||£378 (570th)||£672 (joint 481st with 1 other)||£739 (434th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,838 (403rd)||£2,362 (359th)||£2,145||£1,308 (528th)||£694 (joint 606th with 2 others)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,430 (48th)||£1,352 (27th)||£292||£1,859 (joint 386th with 1 other)||£1,567 (539th)||£1,567 (512th)||£1,567 (434th)|
|Other Costs||£1,829 (68th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£146,043 (374th)||£146,192 (333rd)||£138,677 (307th)||£128,372||£122,597 (348th)||£114,838 (423rd)||£98,016 (562nd)||£85,444 (394th)|