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Lord Knight of Weymouth
- Also represented South Dorset
- Entered the House of Lords on 23 June 2010
- Previously MP for South Dorset until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Knight of Weymouth voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Insurance: Flood Risk Areas — Question (22 May 2013)
“My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, is right that the time that it has taken to reach this agreement is unacceptable. Last week we discussed the Defra delays over doing something about plastic bags. This week we return to this question. I declare my interest as someone whose home was flooded last July. Why do we keep having these Defra delays? Is it that Ministers are not showing...”
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Fax Machines (20 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fax machines with dedicated phone lines are in use at the Department of Health; and what is the total cost of fax machine line rentals, maintenance, replacement and consumables to the department.”
- Environment: Plastic Bags — Question (14 May 2013)
“My Lords, the noble Lord said that it will take until the middle of this year before he gets the data for the first year’s operation of the scheme in Wales. Will he give us a timeline for how long it will take him to assess that data so we know when he will make a decision? Will it take him a year?”
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- Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 83.54% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 33 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- 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") 92 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. 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||£22,122 (188th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£18,271||£18,708 (370th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£17,409 (334th)||£15,947 (433rd)||£16,234 (533rd)||£14,830||£14,754 (joint 496th with 1 other)||£18,788 (joint 250th with 4 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£29,447 (32nd)|
|Staffing costs||£104,168 (65th)||£94,135 (76th)||£90,619 (59th)||£87,080||£74,906 (147th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,439 (joint 261st with 1 other)||£44,868 (371st)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,007 (240th)||£9,746 (joint 197th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,676 (460th)1||£4,993 (468th)2||£3,609 (535th)||£2,566||£8,371 (408th)||£5,938 (484th)||£6,937 (456th)||£6,168 (418th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£291 (244th)||£223 (joint 311th with 1 other)||£156 (353rd)||£722||£828 (210th)||£600 (236th)||£708 (208th)||£122 (joint 389th with 2 others)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£546 (188th)||£275 (273rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£108 (76th)||£117 (79th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,431 (581st)||£2,281 (9th)||£1,675 (131st)||£986||£2,834 (58th)||£1,426 (139th)||£1,867 (joint 102nd with 1 other)||£1,897 (86th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,033 (135th)||£2,632 (318th)||£3,338||£6,073 (joint 100th with 1 other)||£4,037 (166th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,154 (joint 412th with 1 other)||£935 (joint 507th with 13 others)||£930||£1,840 (joint 408th with 3 others)||£1,840 (joint 401st with 3 others)||£1,840 (joint 391st with 3 others)||£1,840 (joint 357th with 3 others)|
|Total||£160,758 (186th)||£155,987 (171st)||£137,970 (320th)||£128,723||£128,314 (223rd)||£120,985 (289th)||£114,747 (287th)||£102,351 (64th)|