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Conservative MP for Forest of Dean
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Harper voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. 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 against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Work and Pensions, Health, Home Department, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Afghanistan, Departmental Written Questions, Departmental Disabled Staff, Members: Correspondence, Departmental ICT
(based on written questions asked by Mark Harper and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Equality Bill Committee (20 out of 20)
- Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (10 out of 11)
- Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum (16 May 2013)
“The table shows the total number of asylum applications received in each of the last five years, and what proportion of asylum applicants are estimated to have been (i) granted asylum, (ii) granted humanitarian protection or discretionary leave, (iii) refusals, and (iv) cases where a decision was not known for the years 2007 to 2011, as at May 2012 when the statistics were compiled. Figures...”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: China (16 May 2013)
“There are 12 visa application centres in mainland China where applicants make their visa application—including enrolling their biometric information. They are located in the following cities: Beijing, Wuhan, Shenyang, Jinan, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. These are managed by our commercial partner, VFS Global. We also have a visa...”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Entry Clearances: India (16 May 2013)
“The same-day visa service for India was launched on 14 May 2013, and went live on 15 May 2013. The service is available in New Delhi and Mumbai.”
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — 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 88.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 39 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 793 times in debates — well 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£23,481 (115th)||£22,978 (202nd)||£21,741 (289th)||£21,191|
|Office running costs||£19,405 (248th)||£21,262 (160th)||£25,288 (92nd)||£27,524|
|Staffing costs||£102,519 (93rd)||£84,265 (431st)||£78,112 (498th)||£68,346|
|Communications Allowance||£8,243 (357th)||£9,362 (247th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,864 (249th)1||£7,349 (331st)2||£9,517 (239th)||£7,469|
|Members' Staff Travel||£131 (321st)||£0||£59 (406th)||£217|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,789 (54th)||£1,638 (80th)||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||£6,507 (87th)||£772 (joint 329th with 1 other)||£929 (joint 304th with 1 other)||£952|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,961 (242nd)||£1,670 (464th)||£3,375||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£976 (590th)||£898 (joint 566th with 1 other)||£898|
|Total||£170,938 (71st)||£151,563 (246th)||£138,214 (316th)||£129,972|