Mr Hilton Dawson

Former Labour MP for Lancaster and Wyre

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Investment 7 Apr 2005

    I am extremely grateful to my right hon. Friend for opening Infolab at Lancaster university recently. It represents a major £10 million public investment in world-class university research which will bring and is bringing huge private sector investment in its wake, bringing many hundreds of jobs to the area and establishing Lancaster as the centre of information technology-led business for...
  • Written Answers — Education and Skills: Child Protection 7 Apr 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action she is taking to address the issues raised by Operation Paladin Child.
  • Written Answers — Education and Skills: Child Protection 7 Apr 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the proposed replacement of child protection measures with the integrated children's system.

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Former Labour MP for Lancaster and Wyre

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
I chair the Associate Parliamentary Group for Sudan. The Group Co-ordinator works from my House of Commons office. Her budget, including pay, of £15,000 per annum is paid by a consortium of NGOs, including Christian Aid, Cafod and Oxfam. These groups also paid for the Group's Sudan report.

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