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A selection of Ian Pearson’s votes
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Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 1998–2004.
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 9 votes against, between 2003–2007.
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010.
Voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2008.
Consistently voted for more EU integration Show votes
40 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2006–2009.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Pearson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Pearson’s full vote analysis page for more.
I shall briefly respond to the points that have been made during this debate. I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock (Andrew Mackinlay) about clause 8 and disagree with the hon. Member for Stone (Mr. Cash) and his comments on it. I agree that dropping the clause will not prevent the Financial Services Authority from engaging in international forums, but the fact that it has not...
I welcome the Opposition's support for the amendments. I am not surprised by it, given that the deal has been agreed. We still believe strongly that the council for financial stability is an important and necessary addition to financial regulation in this country, but given where we stand today, I appreciate the hon. Gentleman's support for the other clauses in the Bill, which I hope will...
I beg to move, that this House agrees with Lords amendment 5.
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Former Labour MP for Dudley South
Entered the House of Commons on 15 December 1994 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Also represented Dudley West
Other offices held in the past
- Economic Secretary, HM Treasury (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Economic and Business), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (7 Nov 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Economic Secretary (Economic and Business), HM Treasury (7 Nov 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (6 Oct 2008 to 7 Nov 2008)
- Economic Secretary, HM Treasury (6 Oct 2008 to 7 Nov 2008)
- Minister of State (Science and Innovation), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (13 Jul 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (28 Jun 2007 to 13 Jul 2007)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (27 Jun 2006 to 15 Jan 2008)
- Minister of State (Climate Change and the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
- Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry (18 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Minister of State (Trade), Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry (11 May 2005 to 18 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (14 Oct 2002 to 11 May 2005)
- Government Whip (29 May 2002 to 14 Oct 2002)
- Assistant Whip (6 Feb 2001 to 29 May 2002)
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