Steve McCabe’s voting in Parliament
Steve McCabe is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Steve McCabe’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 8 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 45 votes against, 7 absences, between 2014–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 7 votes against, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2013–2016
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Last updated: 19 Dec 2018
My amendments were probing amendments, so I do not wish to push them to a vote. I hope the Minister will reflect again on what I said about monitoring how the detention periods are used, because I fear there is a greater risk here than people may have anticipated. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.
I beg to move amendment 48, in schedule 1, page 17, line 30, leave out “12 months” and insert “3 months”. This amendment is designed to encourage reviews and appropriate authorisation by making it harder to detain someone for such a lengthy initial period.
It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Pritchard. I should probably begin by saying to the Minister, just so there is no doubt, that these are genuinely probing amendments. As the Minister will know, Sir Simon Wessely recommended much shorter periods of detention in his original proposals regarding the Mental Health Act 1983, and of course there have been strong arguments—which the...
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Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Birmingham, Hall Green
Topics of interest
Steve McCabe campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Home Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Special Educational Needs
- Energy: Meters
- Children: Maintenance
- Foster Care
Currently held offices
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (14 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (6 May 2010 to 1 Jul 2010)
- Government Whip (2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 12 Jun 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Home Office (16 Dec 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (13 May 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 20 Oct 2003)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 19 Mar 1999)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group (sponsored by EDF
Energy, Arup, HSBC
, Cambridge Assessment, John Swire & Sons & City of London
Address of donor: House of Commons
, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): international flights: £1,803.71; accommodation: £448.83; domestic travel and food £185.49; other costs £329.71; total £2,767.74
Destination of visit: China (Qingdao & Harbin)
Dates of visit: 28 July - 3 August 2018
Purpose of visit: To strengthen relations between the UK Parliament
and the National People’s Congress of China; to support British businesses operating in China; and to deepen parliamentarians' understanding of China.
(Registered 10 August 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Birmingham: (i) and (ii).
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