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Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle
- Also represented Linsey East; Horncastle; Nottingham West
- Entered Parliament on 8 October 1959 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Peter Tapsell voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. 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 against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. 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 moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Sometimes rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Defence, Work and Pensions, Prime Minister
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Crimes of Violence: Lincolnshire, Engagements, Army: Afghanistan, Pension Schemes
(based on written questions asked by Peter Tapsell and answered by departments)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Youth Unemployment (14 May 2013)
“Did the Chief Secretary to the Treasury note that, while Finance Ministers seemed remarkably cheerful in Aylesbury last weekend, the Archbishop of Toledo was warning that their fiscal policies were threatening to cause social breakdown and the overthrow of democracy in Spain and much of southern Europe?”
- Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill (11 Mar 2013)
“I asked Harold Macmillan what the secret was of making a good speech in the House of Commons and he said, “I once asked David Lloyd George that very question and the answer I got was, ‘Don’t say anything interesting or important in the first five minutes of your speech—just wait for the Chamber to fill.” I am not sure that that will happen this afternoon, which...”
- Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill (11 Mar 2013)
“Yes, they were. The American banks turned mortgages for people who could not afford to pay the interest into derivatives disguised as bonds and then sold packets of them—500 or so—all over the world. They could not have done that under Glass-Steagall. That really makes the point, so perhaps I ought to sit down now.”
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- 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 50.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 21 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 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") 433 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,789 (joint 218th with 4 others)|
|Office running costs||£12,153 (531st)||£10,100 (590th)||£12,270 (595th)||£9,790||£9,323 (617th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£16,927 (269th)|
|Staffing costs||£110,245 (15th)||£100,790 (12th)||£95,444 (21st)||£94,290||£84,215 (21st)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£68,960 (125th)||£53,352 (94th)|
|Communications Allowance||£1,401 (563rd)||£2,285 (547th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£5,330 (431st)1||£5,128 (457th)2||£5,123 (462nd)||£4,923||£5,259 (528th)||£4,603 (537th)||£5,539 (503rd)||£4,307 (500th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£133 (359th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£277 (321st)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,440 (joint 81st with 2 others)||£1,199 (110th)||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||£2,637 (426th)||£407 (541st)||£561 (504th)||£533||£555 (joint 474th with 2 others)||£303 (595th)||£1,056 (joint 309th with 2 others)||£367 (joint 600th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,584 (284th)||£2,140 (392nd)||£1,962||£2,386 (348th)||£1,480 (joint 494th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,105 (488th)||£971 (465th)||£0||£1,576 (joint 549th with 1 other)||£1,576 (joint 535th with 1 other)||£1,576 (joint 508th with 1 other)||£1,470 (joint 480th with 2 others)|
|Total||£157,212 (235th)||£146,681 (327th)||£138,752 (305th)||£133,132||£124,216 (303rd)||£118,867 (338th)||£115,087 (joint 277th with 1 other)||£92,489 (224th)|