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A selection of Peter Atkinson's votes
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Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, between 1999–2007
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 37 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2009
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2003–2007
Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2008
Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2004–2010
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007
We have lots more plain English analysis of Peter Atkinson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Peter Atkinson’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) on how many occasions a sub-post office temporarily closed has been reclassified as a permanent closure since the first quarter of 2008; (2) in what circumstances a post office classified as temporarily closed is reclassified as a permanent closure; (3) how many sub-post offices which have temporarily closed...
Order. Before the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough replies to that intervention, may I say that, now that he has made his position clear, we do not want a debate on climate change at this stage? We have a lot of new clauses to get through in a rather short time. I know that it is tempting to comment on the subject, but I would be grateful if the Committee were to stick more closely...
Order. I have to tell the hon. Gentleman that the debate is straying far from the subject. I ask him to return to the new clause; otherwise, I shall have to be a little firmer with him.
More of Peter Atkinson’s recent appearances
Former Conservative MP for Hexham
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Communities and Local Government
- Home Information Packs
- London Underground
- Departmental Budget
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (22 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 11 May 2010)
- Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Member, Catering Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Court of Referees Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Procedure Committee (28 May 2004 to 9 Nov 2004)
- Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Energy Bill Committee (7 out of 12)
- Chairman, Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (2 out of 12)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (12 out of 18)
- Chairman, Business Rate Supplements Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Chairman, Climate Change Bill Committee (5 out of 10)
- Chairman, Planning and Energy Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Political Parties and Elections Bill Committee (2 out of 11)
- Chairman, Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Offender Management Bill Committee (4 out of 7)
- Chairman, Further Education and Training Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Chairman, Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill Committee (7 out of 9)
- Commons Bill Committee (0 out of 4)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (1 out of 3)
- Chairman, Compensation Bill Committee (3 out of 4)
- Inquiries Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Education Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- National Insurance Contributions and Statutory Payments Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Finance Bill Committee (19 out of 21)
- Mental Capacity Bill Committee (1 out of 12)
- Employment Relations Bill Committee (4 out of 9)
- Age-Related Payments Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- School Transport Bill Committee (3 out of 4)
- Child Trust Funds Bill Committee (4 out of 7)
- Pensions Bill Committee (3 out of 22)
- Patents Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, High Hedges (No. 2) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Committee (10 out of 23)
- Chairman, Retirement Income Reform Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Communications Bill Committee (12 out of 25)
- NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill Committee (11 out of 12)
- Chairman, State Pension Credit Bill Committee (3 out of 8)
- Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Criminal Defence Service (Advice and Assistance) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Social Security Fraud Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
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