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Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green
- Also represented Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath; Birmingham Small Heath
- 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 Roger Godsiff voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Home Department, Work and Pensions, Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Rail Travel, IT Contracts, Avian Influenza, High Speed 2 Railway Line, Work Capability Assessment
(based on written questions asked by Roger Godsiff and answered by departments)
- Family Migration Rules — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (19 Jun 2013)
“Will the Minister give way?”
- Family Migration Rules — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (19 Jun 2013)
“That is kind of the Minister. I was waiting for his speech so that I could ask my question. Will he tell us how many applications have been made by spouses who come here for the two-year probationary period to try to access benefits? He must have some figures, so can he tell us?”
- Written Answers — Education: Children: Poverty (17 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the number of school children who are living in poverty and who are not receiving free school meals in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Birmingham, Hall Green constituency in the last three years for which figures are available.”
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 44 written questions in the last year — above 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 50.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 68 times in debates — well 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 (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)||£12,626 (498th)|
|Office running costs||£8,561 (607th)||£16,376 (418th)||£19,224 (422nd)||£26,046||£19,282 (joint 159th with 2 others)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,216 (joint 245th with 2 others)||£6,796 (595th)|
|Staffing costs||£113,729 (2nd)||£95,459 (52nd)||£88,484 (100th)||£78,035||£70,379 (320th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£50,331 (175th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,056 (235th)||£10,008 (128th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,538 (265th)1||£8,311 (281st)2||£8,170 (300th)||£7,648||£15,791 (123rd)||£13,181 (207th)||£13,056 (199th)||£9,364 (252nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,133 (68th)||£1,086 (89th)||£1,133 (107th)||£817||£1,256 (148th)||£1,188 (134th)||£899 (183rd)||£1,037 (128th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,133 (104th)||£1,416 (96th)||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||£6,865 (64th)||£1,441 (106th)||£3,419 (37th)||£3,350||£1,345 (200th)||£1,447 (joint 135th with 1 other)||£732 (455th)||£1,689 (122nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£5,497 (joint 17th with 1 other)||£6,525 (91st)||£9,776||£2,110 (388th)||£3,543 (203rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,208 (joint 314th with 1 other)||£994 (427th)||£629||£1,979 (joint 105th with 8 others)||£1,979 (joint 98th with 8 others)||£1,979 (joint 97th with 8 others)||£1,979 (joint 94th with 8 others)|
|Other Costs||£15,318 (4th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£189,338 (2nd)||£163,885 (60th)||£150,059 (88th)||£147,935||£133,044 (138th)||£128,493 (143rd)||£120,200 (166th)||£83,822 (434th)|