Philip Hammond campaigned to remain in the European Union
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Philip Hammond’s voting in Parliament
Philip Hammond is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Philip Hammond’s votes.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
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Philip Hammond has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The only way to reduce debt sustainably is to return the public finances to balance. Our new fiscal rules commit us to doing that as soon as possible in the next Parliament. We have already reduced borrowing as a share of GDP by almost two thirds from the post-war peak that we inherited in 2010, and we are forecast to borrow less than 1% of GDP by the end of this Parliament.
We are committed to reducing debt while at the same prioritising investment in high-value infrastructure that will enhance our productivity. Of course, the only way we can pay down debt is to generate a current surplus, which means more tax or less spending. The trajectory that I set out at the autumn statement is the right one for this country in the circumstances. I intend to stick to that...
The way it works is that the pricing of new Government debt is determined by the auctions around new issuance, which, clearly, is brought at current exchange rates by foreign purchasers of debt. The hon. Lady makes a good and important point: currency volatility, rather than the actual level of the currency, does introduce an additional dimension for foreign purchasers of UK Government debt....
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Conservative MP for Runnymede and Weybridge
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Home Department
- Departmental Pay
- Departmental Buildings
- Departmental Marketing
- Departmental Manpower
Currently held offices
- The Chancellor of the Exchequer (since 13 Jul 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (15 Jul 2014 to 13 Jul 2016)
- The Secretary of State for Defence (14 Oct 2011 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (12 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2002 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (4 Mar 2002 to 2 Dec 2002)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 14 Nov 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 Sep 2001 to 10 May 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (10 Jun 1998 to 10 Sep 2001)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (26 Nov 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (17 Nov 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Philip Hammond’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 34.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 24 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 175 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Philip Hammond’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1652 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Mr Andrew Taee
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Dinner for my wife and me, value £800 in total
Date received: 27 November 2016
Date accepted: 27 November 2016
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 December 2016
I am a beneficiary of a trust which owns a controlling interest in Castlemead Ltd, a company engaged in construction, house building and property development.
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