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Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Nick Herbert voted on key issues:
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. 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 very 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 strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Justice, Home Department, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Police, Prisons, Flood Control, Prisoners, Departmental Public Participation
(based on written questions asked by Nick Herbert and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (20 out of 20)
- Serious Crime Bill Committee (4 out of 9)
- Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- Police and Justice Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- GCHQ (10 Jun 2013)
“Has not our national security relied for centuries on the effective intercept of communications? The Spanish armada was said to have been averted as much by the pen of Francis Walsingham as by the Royal Navy. Surely what has changed is the nature of those communications. The threat to the public comes not from the intelligence agencies, which have no interest at all in the communications of...”
- Drug-resistant Tuberculosis (Developing Countries) (4 Jun 2013)
“I, too, am a member of the all-party group on global tuberculosis, and I visited South Africa recently with Lord Fowler. Is that country not a good example of the problem of drug-resistant TB? A full third of the budget that South Africa has to deploy in dealing with TB is spent on drug-resistant TB, yet the incidence of such TB is only 2%. That underlines the importance of getting on top of...”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Schedule 6 — Marriage overseas (21 May 2013)
“Earlier today, while the Health Secretary was responding to an urgent question on accident and emergency departments, I had to take myself along to the A and E department at St Thomas’s hospital because something was wrong with my eyes. I am told that everything is fine, but I had some drops put into my eyes and, as a result, I am now unable to see the official Opposition. The only...”
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 73.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 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") 452 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||£22,720 (159th)||£22,720 (247th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,553|
|Office running costs||£7,508 (617th)||£18,419 (326th)||£19,808 (382nd)||£19,932|
|Staffing costs||£112,456 (3rd)||£90,034 (228th)||£96,176 (14th)||£73,114|
|Communications Allowance||£5,162 (471st)||£323 (595th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,958 (504th)1||£5,504 (436th)2||£4,940 (473rd)||£3,988|
|Members' Staff Travel||£21 (joint 407th with 1 other)||£19 (428th)||£204 (joint 322nd with 1 other)||£0|
|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||£2,175 (498th)||£648 (397th)||£799 (362nd)||£1,074|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,330 (321st)||£1,449 (511th)||£2,346||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,039 (joint 547th with 3 others)||£1,014 (joint 385th with 19 others)||£1,014|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£949 (61st)||£0|
|Total||£154,000 (277th)||£141,036 (402nd)||£147,449 (127th)||£123,021|