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Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Michael Penning voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. 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 Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Home Department, Treasury, Defence, Work and Pensions
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Staff, Dental Services, Departmental Telephone Services, Departmental Training, Departmental Assets
(based on written questions asked by Michael Penning and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Wreck Removal Convention Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Health Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Consumer Credit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Conditions of Employment (21 May 2013)
“No one in my Department is employed on zero hour contracts.”
- Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Electoral Register (21 May 2013)
“I wrote to the Northern Ireland parties in February this year to consult them on the Government's proposals for changes to electoral registration in Northern Ireland following the Electoral Commission's November 2012 report on the register. As I set out in that letter, the Government do not believe that an annual canvass would be cost effective, relative to other registration activity. The...”
- Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Ict (21 May 2013)
“My Department has two Executive non-departmental public bodies—the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland; and one advisory non-departmental public body—the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland. As such bodies are independent of Government, the hon. Member may wish to write to the Commissions directly on these...”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below 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 very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 373 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£7,388 (549th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,513|
|Office running costs||£25,161 (55th)||£21,572 (126th)||£23,143 (151st)||£27,480|
|Staffing costs||£92,226 (401st)||£83,479 (456th)||£80,417 (434th)||£70,463|
|Communications Allowance||£4,172 (500th)||£8,412 (308th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,626 (joint 519th with 1 other)1||£5,660 (424th)2||£7,487 (321st)||£8,196|
|Members' Staff Travel||£16 (joint 412th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£51|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£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||£2,489 (443rd)||£1,525 (87th)||£1,589 (144th)||£3,388|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,557 (97th)||£4,714 (149th)||£13,174||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,199 (joint 326th with 5 others)||£1,082 (joint 276th with 17 others)||£1,082|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£1,695 (49th)||£0|
|Total||£135,078 (502nd)||£149,487 (277th)||£142,237 (236th)||£145,347|