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A selection of Stuart Bell's votes
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Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2011
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
10 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2012
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2010
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2012
We have lots more plain English analysis of Stuart Bell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Stuart Bell’s full vote analysis page for more.
I am grateful for the opportunity to follow the hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin). I will seek not to respond to what he said but, if possible, to build upon it. Like the Leader of the House, I have sat through debates on Lords abolition and reform for many a year. My hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) said yesterday that the Lords had far too many Members...
The Prime Minister has referred several times to the national interest. He also referred to the brief discussion on the ban on oil imports from Iran. Is not that ban an example of how the European Union acting in concert can assist the British national interest?
May I build on the question put by my right hon. Friend the former Chancellor of the Exchequer about the independence of LIBOR? The Chancellor has not referred to the British Bankers Association, which was involved in 1984 in putting the rate together. Is it appropriate to talk again to the association to see if we can get a true, independent LIBOR?
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Former Labour MP for Middlesbrough
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 13 October 2012 — Died
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Trade and Industry
- Cleveland Constabulary
- Online Tax Return Services
- Cleveland Police Authority
- Crown Courts
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
- Chairman, Finance & Services Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Second Church Estates Commissioner (5 May 1997 to 11 May 2010)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 1 Oct 2012.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
23 January 2012, received commissioning fee of £1,000 for future articles from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: none. (Registered 30 January 2012)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Name of donor: Total Ltd
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One Category B ticket and hospitality for opening of Olympic Games, with a value of £4,500
Date of receipt of donation: 27 July 2012
Date of acceptance of donation: 27 July 2012
Donor status: company, registration number 1722136
(Registered 13 August 2012 )
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