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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Ian Cawsey’s votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 1997–2004.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2007.
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 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.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
31 votes for, 1 vote against, 10 absences, between 2006–2009.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Cawsey’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Cawsey’s full vote analysis page for more.
The Prime Minister is aware of the effect of the retrospective introduction of business rates on companies operating in various ports around the country, including Goole in my constituency. Five years after the planned implementation, the Valuation Office Agency has still to agree assessments with many companies. One of those, Scotline, went out of business after being summonsed for a rates...
I hope that my right hon. and learned Friend has not been looking at my website. When he reviews expenditure for the next two years, will he consider the impact on other departmental budgets? I have recently been dealing with a difficult and complex mental health case of a constituent. It involved a significant cost to the taxpayer, arising mainly through the police and the Prison Service,...
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Former Labour MP for Brigg and Goole
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Northern Ireland
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Communities and Local Government
- Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
- Aggregates Levy
- Local Government Finance
- Non-Domestic Rates: Small Businesses
- Animal Welfare
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Procedure Committee (19 Jan 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
- Assistant Whip (11 May 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
- PPS (Mr David Miliband, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Mr David Miliband, Minister of State), Cabinet Office (16 Dec 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Mr David Miliband, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (13 May 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I am a member of MP4, the Parliamentary rock group. The group has received sponsorship towards the launch of an album for charity in the form of financial assistance towards the recording costs from Ladbrokes plc and Research in Motion UK Limited. (Registered 26 March 2009) (Sponsorship to end on 25 March 2010.)
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