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A selection of Stephen Byers’s votes
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Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 1999–2007.
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2003–2007.
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
31 votes for, 1 vote against, 10 absences, between 2006–2009.
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010.
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
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 Stephen Byers’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Stephen Byers’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in North Tyneside whose occupation is registered as electrician or electrical fitter are receiving jobseeker's allowance.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to sign the co-production treaty concerning the film industry with the Government of Israel.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will amend the tax credit system to reflect the respective financial contribution by parents who have separated towards the cost of raising their children.
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Former Labour MP for North Tyneside
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
Also represented Wallsend
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Home Department
- Council Tax
- Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands
Other offices held in the past
- Secretary of State, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
- Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (24 Dec 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
- Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (27 Jul 1998 to 23 Dec 1998)
- Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Employment (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
Future MPs in this constituency
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman (non-executive) of the Yalta European Strategy Ltd; a company established to promote closer links between the Ukraine and the European Union
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant in relation to the non-UK
commercial activities of Consolidated Contractors International Co., an international construction company founded in Lebanon with its head office now in Athens.
Fee for speaking at the Ukrainian Investment Summit on 10 March 2009. Conference organised by ASI
Conferences. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 26 March 2009)
6. Overseas visits
16-20 February 2009, to Washington for meetings with the Administration, House of Representatives and Senate to discuss climate change. The cost of travel and accommodation paid by the promoters of GLOBE. (Registered 26 March 2009)
Name of donor: GLOBE International
Address of donor: 11 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9BN.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2118.58
Date of visit: 9 - 11 September 2009
Purpose of visit: to meet with members of the administration, Senate and House of Representatives to discuss climate change and environmental sustainability in my role as President of GLOBE International.
(Registered 15 October 2009)
8. Land and Property
Property in Forest Hall, Newcastle, from which some rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Piscari EcoBuild Ltd (of which I am unremunerated chairman); construction of sustainable buildings.
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