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Simon Burns’s voting in Parliament
Simon Burns is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Simon Burns’s votes.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
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What recent steps his Department has taken to help rough sleepers and homeless people.
I am very grateful to the Minister for his reply. Does he agree that in the 21st century rough sleeping is totally unacceptable? Will he tell me more about what is being done not only in England as a whole but in Chelmsford to end this stain on our society?
Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker. I certainly welcome today’s debate and the opportunity to discuss an issue that is extremely important to all hon. Members in all parts of the House. During recent weeks, there has been a significant problem because of the increasing number of people needing services at A&E and from local health services. I would like to pay tribute to the...
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented West Chelmsford
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Members: Correspondence
- Parliamentary Questions
- Special Advisers
- Ministerial Travel
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Sep 2012 to 4 Oct 2013)
- The Minister of State, Department of Health (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Administration Committee (6 Nov 2006 to 30 Mar 2009)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 2001 to 10 Dec 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Nov 2000 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Health Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (23 Jul 1996 to 2 May 1997)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 Jul 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 7 Jul 1995)
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