Clive Betts

MP, Sheffield South East

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Sheffield South East Labour

Clive Betts’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Local Government Finance 7 Feb 2018

    This debate has to be seen against the background of a 79% cut in direct funding to local authorities between 2010 and 2020—those figures are from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Local government has faced bigger cuts than virtually any other part of the public sector, and how well local government has dealt with that is to the great credit of councils across the country of all...
  • Local Government Finance 7 Feb 2018

    The Local Government Association has calculated that there will be a £2.3 billion gap in social care funding by 2020, having taken account of the 2017 Budget increases, and there are similar figures from the King’s Fund. The National Audit Office did a report for the Communities and Local Government Committee looking at these figures and basically confirmed their accuracy. There is...
  • Local Government Finance 7 Feb 2018

    Will the Secretary of State reflect on the issue of the transitional grant? It may be important to some authorities, but will he confirm the figures Sheffield City Council has given me showing that the authorities that have had the biggest cuts to their core spending—cuts of over 30%—have between them benefited in this financial year to the tune of £10,000? That is the total...

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Profile

Labour MP for Sheffield South East

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Sheffield, Attercliffe

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Topics of interest

Clive Betts campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Housing
  • Local Government Finance
  • Social Rented Housing
  • Right to Buy Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (since 13 Nov 2017)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee 2017-19 (since 13 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 30 Oct 2017)
  • Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (20 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (21 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (10 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (20 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (12 Jan 2009 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 10 Jun 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 27 Jun 2006)
  • Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
  • Government Whip (28 Jul 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (8 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (7 May 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1996 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 11 Nov 1996)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (1 Jan 1995 to 1 Jan 1996)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Clive Betts’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 61 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 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.
  • 70 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Clive Betts’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 635 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Feb 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency party:
28 February 2017, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 October 2017)
11 April 2017, received £50. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 24 October 2017)
30 May 2017, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 October 2017)
30 August 2017, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 October 2017)
22 September 2017, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 October 2017)
3 September 2017, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for an opinion survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 24 October 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel, food and accommodation with an approximate value of £5,100

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 14-17 February 2017

Purpose of visit: British-Qatar APPG visit to meet Ministers, officials, visit world cup sites to discuss issues of bilateral relations and regional crises.

(Registered 30 March 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
One residential property in London: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, James Thomas, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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