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Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks)
- Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (since 11 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 23 February 1989 — unknown
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How William Hague voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. 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 a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development, Defence, Treasury, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, Departmental Public Expenditure, Iran: Nuclear Power
(based on written questions asked by William Hague and answered by departments)
- Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Chris McManus (Inquest) (21 May 2013)
“In his statement of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 141, the Secretary of State for Defence informed the House of the deaths of the British architect, Chris McManus, and his Italian colleague Franco Lamolinara, who were taken hostage by Islamist terrorist group Ansaru in Nigeria on 12 May 2011 and who tragically were killed by their captors during a joint UK/Nigerian rescue...”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- 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 31.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 40 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 1800 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||£13,641 (454th)||£21,376 (321st)||£21,101 (341st)||£20,071||£20,823 (joint 231st with 1 other)||£19,706 (282nd)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,632 (108th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£402 (115th)|
|Office running costs||£19,439 (246th)||£15,726 (443rd)||£16,120 (537th)||£13,585||£12,194 (577th)||£18,785 (joint 260th with 1 other)||£17,431 (452nd)||£16,236 (294th)|
|Staffing costs||£98,637 (209th)||£88,468 (joint 293rd with 1 other)||£84,642 (307th)||£80,041||£77,156 (101st)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£54,532 (79th)|
|Communications Allowance||£0||£336 (593rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,652 (214th)1||£8,576 (272nd)2||£7,701 (315th)||£8,110||£13,250 (210th)||£12,654 (227th)||£8,008 (410th)||£6,744 (379th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£216 (272nd)||£201 (joint 323rd with 1 other)||£782 (161st)||£929||£1,116 (joint 163rd with 1 other)||£712 (213th)||£646 (225th)||£1,516 (70th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£4,282 (9th)||£4,164 (11th)||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||£5,059 (181st)||£981 (joint 232nd with 1 other)||£945 (298th)||£672||£500 (502nd)||£842 (joint 334th with 1 other)||£588 (joint 530th with 1 other)||£1,626 (133rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,061 (130th)||£3,978 (200th)||£3,374||£3,028 (266th)||£2,694 (308th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,234 (joint 279th with 1 other)||£1,066 (304th)||£0||£1,909 (281st)||£1,909 (joint 276th with 1 other)||£1,909 (joint 273rd with 1 other)||£1,909 (joint 256th with 1 other)|
|Total||£150,926 (317th)||£145,123 (351st)||£136,335 (355th)||£126,782||£129,976 (joint 190th with 1 other)||£129,075 (132nd)||£117,516 (222nd)||£99,597 (98th)|