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Conservative MP for Mole Valley
- Also represented Croydon Central
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Paul Beresford voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. 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 more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Communities and Local Government, Home Department, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Dentistry, Departmental Written Questions, Non-domestic Rates: Garages and Petrol Stations, Dental Services, CJD: Disease Control
(based on written questions asked by Paul Beresford and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Daylight Saving Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill Committee (10 out of 12)
- Sexual Offences Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Tributes to Baroness Thatcher (10 Apr 2013)
“I shall be succinct, as I am surrounded by people anxious to speak. I congratulate the hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Ms Stuart). Her last paragraph or so was exactly right and expresses how I have felt for some considerable time. Since I became a councillor in 1979, Margaret Thatcher has been someone we have looked to—not always looked up to, but certainly looked to. My hon....”
- Children and Families Bill (25 Feb 2013)
“I congratulate Ministers and ex-Ministers on this Bill—the way it has proceeded and been put together—and on their willingness to discuss it. Ministers will be aware from the discussion this evening that much of this Second Reading debate has turned into a Committee stage. I do not intend to continue that and will say merely that this broad Bill is about looking after...”
- Children and Families Bill (25 Feb 2013)
“In response to the question by the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell), does my hon. Friend agree not only that more money is going into the system but that savings will come from its being streamlined so that the process of adopting children will move faster?”
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 350 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||£0||£3,521 (582nd)||£5,328 (580th)||£7,694||£9,154 (578th)||£15,563 (454th)||£18,202 (416th)||£14,750 (joint 384th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£15,217 (422nd)||£15,889 (434th)||£20,207 (344th)||£19,094||£10,143 (604th)||£17,972 (joint 465th with 1 other)||£14,359 (564th)||£16,223 (295th)|
|Staffing costs||£91,750 (418th)||£86,294 (371st)||£86,468 (227th)||£79,227||£64,347 (557th)||£67,968 (322nd)||£58,230 (563rd)||£32,900 (610th)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,649 (107th)||£15,598 (18th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,182 (joint 493rd with 1 other)1||£5,054 (463rd)2||£4,234 (503rd)||£3,514||£5,170 (530th)||£4,302 (544th)||£4,487 (548th)||£3,482 (542nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£33 (joint 331st with 1 other)||£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||£2,275 (478th)||£228 (613th)||£1,185 (joint 228th with 1 other)||£911||£315 (joint 591st with 1 other)||£338 (joint 584th with 1 other)||£925 (joint 369th with 1 other)||£1,032 (315th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,328 (507th)||£1,602 (480th)||£3,460||£1,765 (443rd)||£2,298 (360th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,362 (joint 98th with 1 other)||£666 (626th)||£739||£1,405 (602nd)||£739 (646th)||£739 (641st)||£0|
|Total||£125,105 (571st)||£129,274 (540th)||£119,690 (557th)||£114,639||£92,299 (639th)||£109,180 (521st)||£96,942 (572nd)||£68,387 (609th)|