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Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby
- Assistant Whip, House of Commons (since 14 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Robert Goodwill voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for 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 more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Transport, Home Department, Health, Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Motor Vehicles: Registration, Driving: Licensing, Motor Vehicles: Testing, Railways: Freight, Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties
(based on written questions asked by Robert Goodwill and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Terrorist Asset-Freezing Etc. Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill Committee (8 out of 9)
- Merchant Shipping (Pollution) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Homelessness (12 Jun 2012)
“Does the hon. Lady agree that one factor in making those on housing benefit less attractive to private landlords has been the decision to give rent directly to the tenant? Therefore, unfortunately, in some cases, it is not passed on to the landlord.”
- GM Food Technologies (19 Jul 2011)
“I rise as a poor substitute for my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who is engaged elsewhere in the House, but I have at least some experience in the field as a farmer whose family has been on the same farm for 161 years. I also trained in crop production, so I have some understanding of the issue. Before entering this Parliament, I...”
- Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 3) Bill: (Except clauses 4, 7, 10, 19, 35 and 72) (17 May 2011)
“I beg to move, That, in the first Order of the Committee on 1 March, in paragraph (a) after ‘on’ insert ‘Tuesday 24 May at 9 am and 1.30 pm and on other’. Members of the Committee may be aware that the House has agreed to change the sitting times for next Tuesday, the day the House rises. Therefore it would be appropriate to change the sitting times for this Committee...”
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- Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — well below 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 90.41% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 33 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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") 126 times in debates — below 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||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£21,670 (217th)||£22,897 (221st)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,267|
|Office running costs||£11,859 (538th)||£15,724 (444th)||£24,340 (111th)||£25,749|
|Staffing costs||£97,338 (260th)||£88,496 (292nd)||£83,262 (361st)||£60,344|
|Communications Allowance||£3,927 (507th)||£4,512 (481st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,404 (155th)1||£9,372 (245th)2||£9,740 (228th)||£8,849|
|Members' Staff Travel||£753 (101st)||£195 (329th)||£681 (179th)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£248 (260th)||£650 (174th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£166 (68th)||£180 (joint 69th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,876 (282nd)||£346 (564th)||£598 (478th)||£430|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,965 (377th)||£2,537 (335th)||£1,319||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,050 (joint 539th with 1 other)||£1,014 (joint 385th with 19 others)||£1,014|
|Total||£151,239 (313th)||£145,387 (346th)||£144,282 (185th)||£118,972|