Robert Key

Former Conservative MP for Salisbury

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] 6 Apr 2010

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  • Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] 6 Apr 2010

    Is my hon. Friend content with clause 31, on the digital switchover? It is estimated that the costs to the consumer will be £800 million, and there is no sign of manufacturers of DAB radios producing cheap radios, no estimate of the cost of throwing away millions of existing FM sets, no sign that the motor car industry is going to come up with the goods- [Interruption.] A Labour Back Bencher...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions 6 Apr 2010

    The people of Estonia have held this country in particular regard ever since the intervention of the Royal Navy in their war of independence after the first world war. In fashioning the future foreign and defence policy of this country, will this Government and the next never forget the professionalism and sacrifice of Estonian forces fighting alongside British forces in Afghanistan and the...

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Salisbury

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

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Trade and Industry
  • Transport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Stonehenge
  • Married Quarters Estate
  • South West Regional Assembly
  • Maldives
  • Munitions Depots

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (6 Mar 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill (Joint Committee) (14 May 2007 to 3 Jun 2008)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (20 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport (19 Nov 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs (18 Nov 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (21 Sep 2004 to 12 Oct 2004)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Information Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

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