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Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Williams voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. 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 a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Home Department, Wales, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Sustainable Development, Western Sahara, Morocco, Western Sahara: Politics and Government, Western Sahara: Human Rights
(based on written questions asked by Mark Williams and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Wreck Removal Convention Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Public Bodies Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Marriage (Wales) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Children and Young Persons Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Sale of Student Loans Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Offender Management Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Children and Adoption Bill Committee (4 out of 6)
- Transport (Wales) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Business of the House (13 Jun 2013)
“May we have a debate on the mis-selling of interest rate swap products by the commercial banks and, specifically, on why tailored business loans have not been included in the Financial Standards Authority—now the Financial Conduct Authority—review, despite there being similar products and similar evidence of mis-selling, which has been hugely damaging to small businesses up and...”
- Written Answers — Justice: Police Cautions (12 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that it is possible for the public to scrutinise the use by police of conditional cautions.”
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara (10 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with the (a) Moroccan Ambassador and (b) UN Secretary-General reports that the Moroccan authorities in Dakhla, Western Sahara, have banned UN personnel from the harbour.”
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- Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 43 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 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") 186 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||£21,625 (219th)||£19,787 (396th)||£19,552 (406th)||£17,531|
|Office running costs||£18,700 (283rd)||£13,220 (510th)||£19,996 (365th)||£19,388|
|Staffing costs||£94,398 (348th)||£87,293 (339th)||£80,953 (423rd)||£58,039|
|Communications Allowance||£12,919 (58th)||£9,625 (216th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,923 (73rd)1||£11,672 (155th)2||£10,948 (170th)||£6,834|
|Members' Staff Travel||£109 (333rd)||£566 (joint 185th with 2 others)||£1,021 (122nd)||£484|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£292 (251st)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£262 (47th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,969 (joint 378th with 1 other)||£588 (440th)||£1,254 (208th)||£1,070|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,442 (481st)||£3,157 (271st)||£3,267||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,290 (joint 203rd with 4 others)||£1,233 (joint 77th with 7 others)||£1,233|
|Total||£166,197 (112th)||£145,483 (345th)||£138,114 (317th)||£107,846|