A selection of Frank Cook's votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 1997–2004
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
22 votes for, 2 votes against, 18 absences, between 2006–2009
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, 6 absences, between 2003–2007
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010
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Order. That terminates the time allocated for the debate.
Order. Would Members please leave the Chamber quietly?
Six minutes, David Heath.
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Former Labour MP for Stockton North
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Topics of interest
- Trade and Industry
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- TV Licensing
- Mine Clearance
- Financial Services: Marketing
- Lancet Inquiry
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (28 May 2004 to 10 Jan 2005)
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Crime and Security Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Chairman, Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Coroners and Justice Bill Committee (10 out of 16)
- Chairman, Climate Change Bill Committee (5 out of 10)
- Chairman, Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Committee (2 out of 8)
- Chairman, Political Parties and Elections Bill Committee (1 out of 11)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (6 out of 24)
- Chairman, Legal Services Bill Committee (6 out of 11)
- Chairman, Mental Health Bill Committee (6 out of 12)
- Chairman, National Lottery Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Chairman, Education and Inspections Bill Committee (11 out of 21)
- Chairman, Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Chairman, Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Chairman, Civil Partnership Bill Committee (3 out of 5)
- Chairman, Christmas Day (Trading) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, European Parliament (Representation) Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- Chairman, European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Chairman, Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Chairman, International Criminal Court Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Frank Cook’s speeches
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 45.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 43 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 376 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary consultant and adviser on matters related to planning and the environment to DSM
Demolition Ltd, Arden House, Arden Road, Heartlands, Birmingham B8 1DE and its associated companies. (£5,001-£10,000)
Remuneration by monthly retainer of £825 gross subject to tax.
6. Overseas visits
4-8 April 2008, to Korea and Japan, to attend Leadership for Peace conference. Economy class fare and accommodation for me provided by Universal Peace Federation
. I paid for my own flight upgrade and all my wife's travelling costs. (Registered 28 April 2009)
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