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Clive Betts’s voting in Parliament
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Clive Betts generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against.
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Before the pause, electrification was due to be completed by 2020, which is also the date when all trains have to comply with new disability legislation. What will the Government do between 2020 and 2023, when the old HST trains on the line, with their slam doors, will not comply with disability legislation? Will they abandon the legislation or put in temporary rolling stock?
I welcome the hon. Gentleman’s opening remarks and his report, which, as he said, stimulate discussion and debate about the future. I have one issue about councillors. The Communities and Local Government Committee held an inquiry in the last Parliament in which we looked at the role of councillors. We recognised that many still work, and they lose out financially when they become a...
I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way once again and I apologise to him and to you, Mr Howarth, because I probably cannot stay to the end of the debate as I have an appointment at 11 o’clock. I very much agree with his comments about moving tax-raising powers down and about bringing health and social care together. However, he proposes that a model be forced on authorities....
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Labour MP for Sheffield South East
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Sheffield, Attercliffe
Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Buildings
- Local Government Finance
- Social Rented Housing
- Right to Buy Scheme
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
- Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 20 Jul 2015)
- Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 12 Jan 2009)
Other offices held in the past
- 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, 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, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
- Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (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)
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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 22 written questions in the last year — 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 63.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 577 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys. All fees are paid direct to my constituency party:
20 September 2015
, received £75. Hours 30 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
22 October 2015
, received £75. Hours 30 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
25 November 2015, received £75. Hours 30 mins. (Registered 01 August 2016)
Name of donor: Fateh Movement UK branch
Address of donor: 5 Galena Rd, London W6 0LT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for a member of staff and me, air tickets £700, hotel and food £600, total £1,300
Destination of visit: Jerusalem and the West Bank
Date of visit: 14-18 February 2016
Purpose of visit: fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank.
(Registered 14 March 2016
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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