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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 very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. 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 equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. 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 a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Hardly ever 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)
- Police and Justice Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (26 Feb 2013)
“We used to believe that tuberculosis was beaten in this country, but the number of instances of it is increasing, and there were more than 9,000 new cases last year. Does that not suggest, particularly when the incidence of drug-resistant TB is a concern, that a comprehensive public health strategy is needed to tackle the disease? What steps is the Department taking to lead that strategy?”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (5 Feb 2013)
“Marriage is one of the most important institutions in our society. It concerns many of us that it is in decline, yet while many move away from marriage, one group turns towards it. Gay couples are now asking to be admitted. Here we have a section of society who are saying that they want to declare commitment and that they value stability, in the sight of the public and perhaps of God. We...”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (5 Feb 2013)
“I strongly agree with my hon. Friend. I believe that many who do not share that view nevertheless have a principled concern that gay marriage would mean redefining the institution for everyone, yet Parliament has repeatedly done that. If marriage had not been redefined in 1836, there would be no civil marriages. If it had not been redefined in 1949, under-16-year-olds would still be able to...”
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- Has spoken in 15 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 73.71% 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") 443 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|