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Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
- Also represented St Albans
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Peter Lilley voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, International Development, Treasury, Health, Energy and Climate Change
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Asylum Seekers, Aid Statistics, Carbon Emissions, Work Permits, Departmental Minutes
(based on written questions asked by Peter Lilley and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Private Security Industry Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Arctic (10 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of whether the decrease in the extent of Arctic sea ice since reliable records began is statistically significant; and what statistical model his Department has used to conduct that assessment.”
- Energy and Climate Change: Per Capita Carbon Emissions (6 Jun 2013)
“What is the point of us closing coal-fired power stations if Germany is opening 20 of them? What is the point of us having a carbon tax and reducing emissions if we thereby release trading permits for other countries in Europe to emit more carbon?”
- Energy Bill: Clause 1 — Decarbonisation (4 Jun 2013)
“My hon. Friend began by saying that the whole purpose of his amendment was to provide certainty. He is now saying, “This won’t be certain because it will depend on half a dozen things that we cannot forecast.” Why does he imagine that people will invest on the basis of a legal obligation to do something in 2030 that it is impossible to do now, and that they will not invest...”
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 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") 1366 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||£18,268 (350th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£21,196 (335th)||£19,183||£20,681 (262nd)||£18,550 (345th)||£18,879 (374th)||£15,170 (joint 339th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£15,857 (398th)||£17,520 (369th)||£13,533 (576th)||£16,553||£17,815 (370th)||£18,790 (joint 243rd with 2 others)||£18,199 (joint 270th with 1 other)||£16,709 (277th)|
|Staffing costs||£86,490 (500th)||£94,322 (70th)||£94,182 (28th)||£87,528||£77,533 (joint 84th with 1 other)||£68,502 (216th)||£65,814 (176th)||£41,456 (486th)|
|Communications Allowance||£7,103 (400th)||£3,677 (513th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,678 (595th)1||£2,820 (554th)2||£2,616 (569th)||£3,006||£4,617 (548th)||£4,261 (547th)||£4,029 (559th)||£3,827 (528th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£166 (338th)||£166 (340th)||£138||£239 (joint 344th with 2 others)||£232 (354th)||£472 (265th)||£210 (350th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£21 (337th)||£69 (337th)||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||£6,999 (joint 3rd with 4 others)||£1,695 (62nd)||£2,672 (55th)||£2,117||£1,081 (263rd)||£1,353 (150th)||£2,091 (joint 76th with 1 other)||£1,964 (74th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,239 (41st)||£7,164 (77th)||£6,139||£3,680 (205th)||£3,422 (210th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,396 (joint 72nd with 2 others)||£1,225 (90th)||£276||£1,750 (joint 488th with 1 other)||£1,750 (joint 479th with 1 other)||£1,459 (joint 558th with 1 other)||£1,459 (joint 484th with 1 other)|
|Total||£136,416 (491st)||£149,987 (269th)||£142,754 (220th)||£134,940||£127,396 (244th)||£116,860 (377th)||£110,943 (375th)||£80,795 (472nd)|