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Labour MP for Neath
- Entered Parliament on 4 April 1991 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Peter Hain voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Wales, Treasury, Work and Pensions, Transport, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Japan Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International: Ministerial Policy Advisers, Japan Tobacco International, Domestic Visits, Official Hospitality
(based on written questions asked by Peter Hain and answered by departments)
- Points of Order (18 Jun 2013)
“On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Following the Foreign Secretary’s reply to my question earlier on British arms to Syria, may I seek your advice on how what is clearly a cross-party concern to have a vote on a substantive motion in the House prior to any action being authorised can be facilitated, certainly before the recess, which is barely a month away? Would it not be a...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Geneva Conference on Syria (18 Jun 2013)
“I hope Iran is included, because it is a key player, but whether or not it is included, can the Foreign Secretary say to the House in absolutely crystal clear terms that, if the Government decide to send arms to Syria, there will be a vote—I choose my words precisely—on a substantive motion before that decision is executed? Within that, I define as arms British planes policing a...”
- Nato: Iran (17 Jun 2013)
“I welcome the general tone of the Foreign Secretary’s comments, but is it not time to stop treating Iran as a pariah state and to treat it instead as a proud nation which plays a key role, if a nefarious one, in so many middle east conflicts? Should he not press for direct engagement with Iran on Syria and on Israel-Palestine? Now that its people have voted directly to engage with the...”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 66 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") 1668 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||£22,176 (183rd)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£19,519 (330th)||£19,024 (317th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,959 (joint 186th with 1 other)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£20,098 (210th)||£19,226 (279th)||£20,874 (247th)||£20,700||£17,540 (381st)||£18,778 (joint 274th with 2 others)||£18,233 (joint 185th with 7 others)||£13,714 (390th)|
|Staffing costs||£102,300 (100th)||£91,415 (137th)||£86,842 (207th)||£83,240||£74,060 (188th)||£67,617 (350th)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£52,589 (111th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,438 (281st)||£9,377 (244th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,380 (127th)1||£5,004 (joint 464th with 1 other)2||£758 (623rd)||£1,721||£7,328 (450th)||£7,181 (joint 433rd with 1 other)||£10,191 (315th)||£10,406 (194th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£625 (127th)||£883 (123rd)||£298 (joint 278th with 2 others)||£446||£2,484 (40th)||£1,775 (69th)||£1,366 (111th)||£1,549 (68th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£2,143 (42nd)||£2,957 (joint 31st with 1 other)||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||£4,734 (204th)||£981 (joint 232nd with 1 other)||£2,319 (75th)||£2,381||£3,827 (joint 33rd with 1 other)||£2,437 (39th)||£3,254 (21st)||£1,559 (joint 155th with 2 others)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,367 (192nd)||£7,647 (joint 65th with 1 other)||£7,512||£9,869 (48th)||£7,274 (52nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,421 (54th)||£1,164 (163rd)||£0||£1,966 (joint 147th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 141st with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 139th with 14 others)||£1,966 (joint 133rd with 14 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£3,112 (42nd)||£0||£3,500||£15,830 (6th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£173,894 (46th)||£160,826 (89th)||£142,012 (240th)||£141,134||£154,041 (12th)||£127,626 (164th)||£125,471 (62nd)||£98,969 (105th)|
1 Regular journeys between home/constituency/Westminster: Mileage £3,360 (241st). Rail £8,025 (78th). Misc £16 (238th). Other: Mileage £51 (73rd). Rail £31 (148th). Air £143 (33rd). European £754 (72nd).