David Heathcoat-Amory

Former MP, Wells

Wells Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 30 Mar 2010

    I am pleased to follow the right hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Frank Dobson), although I cannot accept his prescription for growth, which consisted of little more than more public expenditure-or "investment", as he called it-which is what got us into this trouble in the first place. His criticism of auditors had some traction, but they had far less to do with the problem than the...
  • Amendment of the Law 30 Mar 2010

    I am grateful to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker.
  • Amendment of the Law 30 Mar 2010

    No, but the hon. Gentleman had better check his arithmetic. I have done mine, and it is the case that on the Government's own figures it would take 32 years to repay £1 billion and 32,000 years to repay £1 trillion. I do not expect the Treasury to understand those figures, and I am a little disappointed in the hon. Gentleman from the Liberal Democrats, although I am perfectly...

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Wells

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Trade and Industry
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Surplus Military Equipment
  • Brussels
  • European Constitution
  • EU Grants and Loans
  • Bovine TB

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (3 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (29 Jun 2005 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • (Also PPS To the Chairman of the Party), Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform (13 Jun 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform (20 May 2005 to 13 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Heathcoat-Amory’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 18 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 23 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 927 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Lowman Manufacturing Co. Ltd., The Island, Lowman Green, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4LA; agricultural machinery retail and investment company.
Received payment of £1,018. A board meeting, advice, consultation and business supervision, and connected travel. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 28 July 2009)
Received payment of £1,018. A management meeting, advice, consultation and business supervision, and connected travel. Hours: 10 (Registered 23 September 2009)
Received payment of £1018 gross. A board meeting, advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 12 hrs. (23 October 2009)
Received payment of £1018 gross. Advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 7 hrs. (17 November 2009)
Received payment of £1018 gross. Advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2009)
Received payment of £1018 gross. Advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 26 January 2010)
Received payment of £1018 gross. Advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 23 February 2010)
Received payment of £1018 gross. Advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2010)
Chairman of LDT (London and Devonshire Trust Ltd, 20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR); property and hotel management and related businesses.
Received payment of £833, and car benefit to value of £496. A board meeting, management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision, project and risk assessment as chairman, and connected travel. Hours: 12hrs. (Registered 28 July 2009)
Received payment of £833, and car benefit to value of £496. Management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision, project and risk assessment as chairman, and connected travel. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 23 September 2009)
Received payment of £833 gross, and car benefit to value of £496. Management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 15 hrs. (23 October 2009)
Received payment of £833 gross, and car benefit to value of £496. Management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 8 hrs. (17 November 2009)
Received payment of £833 gross, and car benefit to value of £496. Management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2009)
Received payment of £833 gross, and car benefit to value of £496. Management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 26 January 2010)
Received payment of £833 gross, and car benefit to value of £496. Management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 23 February 2010)
Received payment of £833 gross, and car benefit to value of £496. Management meetings, advice, consultation, business supervision and connected travel. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2010)
I am an unremunerated director of two subsidiaries of LDT:
Dragon Hotel Ltd.
Devonshire Homes Ltd; housebuilding
Western Provident Association, Rivergate House, Blackbrook Park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2PE (non-executive); not-for-profit health insurance company.
Received payment of £1,671.08 and health benefit to value of £86.17. A board meeting, audit and risk committee meeting, advice, consultation, and business supervision, and connected travel. Hours: 11hrs. (Registered 28 July 2009)
Received payment of £1,671.08 and health benefit to value of £86.17. Advice, consultation and business supervision, and associated correspondence. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 September 2009)
Received payment of £1671.08 gross and health benefit to value of £86.17. Advice, consultation, business supervision and associated correspondence. Hours: 8 hrs. (23 October 2009)
Received payment of £1671.08 gross and health benefit to value of £86.17. Advice, consultation, business supervision and associated correspondence. Hours: 9 hrs. (17 November 2009)
Received payment of £1671.08 gross and health benefit to value of £86.17. Advice, consultation, business supervision and associated correspondence. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2009)
Received payment of £1671.08 gross and health benefit to value of £86.17. Advice, consultation, business supervision, audit committee, board responsibilities and associated correspondence. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 26 January 2010)
Received payment of £1671.08 gross and health benefit to value of £77.08. Advice, consultation, business supervision, audit committee, board responsibilities and associated correspondence. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 23 February 2010)
Received payment of £1671.08 gross and health benefit to value of £77.08. Advice, consultation, business supervision, audit committee, board responsibilities and associated correspondence. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 23March 2010)
4. Sponsorships
Name of donor: Oak Ball Committee
Address of donor: Grove House, Semley SP7 9AP (registrable donations are detailed below).
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the money raised was for the benefit of myself and another Conservative Party MP (Dr Andrew Murrison). The total raised was £60,100 (which includes both registrable and non-registrable donations), and my constituency association received £19,725.
Donor status: unincorporated body
Individual donors' details:
Name of donor: J Townsend
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6000
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mr Andrew Scott
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7500
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mr Charles Harman
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5000
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mr George Stephenson
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2000
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mr Stephen Morant
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2500
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mr Michael Spencer
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £13,600
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mrs A Pugh
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3500
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mr Dominic Taylor
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3500
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Belinda Scott
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1400
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Lord Margadale
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4000
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Michael Samuel
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1800
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Mrs Lynda Heathcote-Amory
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1200
Donor status: individual
Name of donor: Ivan Shenkman
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4100
Donor status: individual
(Registered 22 December 2009)
8. Land and Property
Farm in Perthshire, Scotland with holiday lettings.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Lowman Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
(b) LDT (London and Devonshire Trust Ltd.).

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