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Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Roger Williams voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Home Department, Defence, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Christmas, Departmental Food, Freedom of Information, Departmental Staff, Avian Influenza
(based on written questions asked by Roger Williams and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Flood and Water Management Bill Committee (8 out of 10)
- Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Marine and Coastal Access Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Childcare Bill Committee (7 out of 9)
- Commons Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Public Audit (Wales) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Children Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Health (Wales) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Animal Health Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: State Pension (20 May 2013)
“What assessment he has made of the effects of planned changes to the state pension on women born between April 1952 and April 1953.”
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- Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 14 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 77.11% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 343 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||£19,359 (316th)||£20,486 (372nd)||£21,574 (305th)||£19,885||£20,680 (263rd)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,365 (313th)|
|Office running costs||£10,594 (575th)||£13,894 (495th)||£20,691 (258th)||£19,752||£19,216 (187th)||£18,797 (joint 205th with 7 others)||£15,229 (541st)||£28,951 (34th)|
|Staffing costs||£88,858 (466th)||£82,167 (490th)||£76,114 (542nd)||£81,107||£73,663 (205th)||£70,865 (168th)||£69,111 (joint 117th with 1 other)||£47,971 (245th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,467 (279th)||£9,620 (joint 217th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,038 (291st)1||£10,412 (206th)2||£10,566 (194th)||£8,944||£15,026 (joint 137th with 1 other)||£14,453 (162nd)||£14,616 (153rd)||£12,882 (115th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£78 (353rd)||£151 (joint 348th with 1 other)||£177 (334th)||£92||£0||£233 (353rd)||£459 (269th)||£741 (joint 177th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£644 (177th)||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||£3,845 (284th)||£664 (joint 382nd with 3 others)||£612 (464th)||£174||£300 (600th)||£368 (573rd)||£552 (546th)||£506 (554th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,464 (300th)||£1,943 (423rd)||£1,055||£869 (587th)||£1,391 (507th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,123 (joint 464th with 2 others)||£904 (joint 560th with 3 others)||£723||£1,945 (joint 204th with 5 others)||£1,945 (joint 199th with 6 others)||£1,945 (joint 196th with 6 others)||£1,945 (joint 186th with 5 others)|
|Total||£140,239 (451st)||£141,625 (395th)||£132,581 (422nd)||£133,764||£131,699 (157th)||£128,385 (147th)||£121,634 (130th)||£108,361 (25th)|