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Conservative MP for North Shropshire
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Owen Paterson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland, Transport, Health, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Badgers/Bovine TB, Bovine TB, Fisheries, Badgers, Avian Influenza
(based on written questions asked by Owen Paterson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Vehicle Registration Marks Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Road Safety Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Balance of Competences (20 May 2013)
“I wish to inform the House that the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr Davey), and I have today published the call for evidence relating to the environment and climate change report as part of the balance of competences review. This report, which will be completed by the end of 2013, will focus on the application...”
- Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Taskforce (20 May 2013)
“I would like to update the House on the work of the tree health and plant biosecurity taskforce which publishes its report today. This is further to my written ministerial statement of 6 December 2012, Official Report, column 74WS in which I outlined the Government’s response to Chalara and the early work of this taskforce. I asked DEFRA’s chief scientific adviser, Professor Ian...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: British Producers: New Markets (16 May 2013)
“Mr Speaker, good morning. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs continues to work with UK Trade & Investment and industry to promote exports and address market access barriers. We have opened the pork markets in China and Australia, expanded the beef market to Hong Kong, and opened poultry, beef and lamb markets in Russia. We continue to work hard to open and maintain...”
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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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 50.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 531 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 (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||£20,214 (273rd)||£22,637 (252nd)||£22,076 (joint 226th with 1 other)||£19,379||£20,885 (joint 215th with 1 other)||£20,219 (joint 223rd with 1 other)||£19,628 (296th)||£15,460 (301st)|
|Office running costs||£24,352 (64th)||£17,776 (356th)||£20,547 (274th)||£19,828||£19,238 (177th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,220 (joint 233rd with 4 others)||£11,937 (467th)|
|Staffing costs||£88,036 (479th)||£87,891 (322nd)||£87,168 (joint 182nd with 1 other)||£83,346||£74,214 (joint 160th with 13 others)||£71,679 (joint 135th with 1 other)||£66,891 (169th)||£51,490 (135th)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,884 (100th)||£13,287 (36th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£24,720 (6th)1||£16,744 (48th)2||£11,344 (joint 151st with 1 other)||£10,090||£18,839 (73rd)||£14,477 (161st)||£13,441 (188th)||£10,298 (202nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£658 (joint 118th with 1 other)||£161 (joint 340th with 1 other)||£0||£496||£846 (208th)||£1,168 (135th)||£1,320 (118th)||£1,464 (77th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£970 (124th)||£635 (joint 185th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£109 (75th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,884 (281st)||£778 (joint 325th with 2 others)||£852 (337th)||£674||£579 (460th)||£546 (joint 486th with 1 other)||£750 (449th)||£1,436 (189th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,169 (218th)||£3,045 (285th)||£2,851||£2,310 (359th)||£2,080 (395th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,219 (joint 296th with 4 others)||£1,073 (297th)||£0||£1,493 (577th)||£1,493 (joint 562nd with 1 other)||£1,493 (540th)||£1,493 (465th)|
|Total||£174,827 (38th)||£164,297 (53rd)||£146,105 (151st)||£136,664||£138,404 (77th)||£130,461 (111th)||£121,743 (127th)||£93,578 (194th)|
1 Regular journeys between home/constituency/Westminster: Mileage £4,394 (138th). Rail £4,268 (225th). Air £135 (153rd). Misc £1,586 (14th). Other: Mileage £405 (17th). Rail £669 (30th). Air £12,499 (1st). European £764 (71st).
2 Regular journeys between home/constituency/Westminster: Mileage £3,962 (221st). Rail £776 (461st). Air £118 (158th). Misc £871 (39th). Other: Mileage £1,764 (1st). Rail £471 (46th). Air £8,782 (1st).