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Conservative MP for West Dorset
- Minister of State, Cabinet Office (since 12 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Oliver Letwin voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. 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 a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against 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
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Culture Media and Sport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Units, Departmental Accountancy, Departments: Accountancy, Departmental Public Expenditure, Departments: Public Bodies
(based on written questions asked by Oliver Letwin and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (16 Apr 2013)
“Culture, Media and Sport: Regulation of the press.
Witnesses: Rt hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Rt hon Oliver Letwin MP; Rt hon Harriet Harman MP”
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Regulatory Policy Committee (22 Mar 2013)
“Information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees is generally not disclosed as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.”
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Consultation (7 Mar 2013)
“Government policy on consultations is outlined in the Consultation Principles. These do not currently consider how departments should publish consultation responses. We are conducting a review of the operation of the Consultation Principles this summer. As part of the review, we will consider whether the guidance should cover the publication of responses. Departments report the findings and...”
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- Has spoken in 2 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 71.36% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 861 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 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£21,073 (248th)||£20,558 (369th)||£21,244 (331st)||£19,398||£19,695 (joint 320th with 1 other)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£18,846 (378th)||£10,225 (561st)|
|Office running costs||£12,938 (504th)||£15,517 (449th)||£21,357 (221st)||£11,529||£12,649 (563rd)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,187 (joint 283rd with 2 others)||£14,591 (366th)|
|Staffing costs||£93,042 (385th)||£91,544 (135th)||£82,192 (396th)||£81,849||£69,976 (384th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£46,229 (308th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£11,970 (48th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,285 (432nd)1||£4,457 (500th)2||£8,578 (282nd)||£4,518||£6,277 (488th)||£6,863 (448th)||£7,312 (439th)||£2,841 (570th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£10 (joint 436th with 1 other)||£131||£126 (407th)||£313 (323rd)||£652 (222nd)||£687 (joint 193rd with 2 others)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,490 (31st)||£1,622 (81st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£1,175 (15th)||£965 (23rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,779 (290th)||£820 (304th)||£991 (282nd)||£1,119||£723 (395th)||£1,522 (126th)||£1,459 (170th)||£1,975 (73rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,442 (307th)||£2,228 (378th)||£2,507||£1,524 (489th)||£4,055 (164th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,180 (joint 358th with 4 others)||£1,076 (295th)||£973||£1,826 (431st)||£1,826 (424th)||£1,559 (518th)||£1,559 (440th)|
|Other Costs||£0||£1,684 (60th)||£9,408 (12th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£203 (joint 61st with 1 other)|
|Total||£139,783 (457th)||£152,759 (225th)||£147,084 (136th)||£122,024||£112,796 (515th)||£121,734 (265th)||£117,227 (231st)||£78,310 (507th)|