James Plaskitt

Former Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Health: NHS: Compensation 23 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information the Care Quality Commission holds on the payment of compensation from public funds by health authorities and agencies to private companies and individuals; and if he will place a copy of that information in the Library.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 17 Mar 2010

    The nine Sure Start children's centres in my constituency are doing an exceptional job. One head teacher, whose school has a centre attached to it, has told me that it would be a massive backward step to restrict access to that centre in any way, so can my right hon. Friend assure him and me that we will not do that?
  • Opposition Day — [6(th) Allotted Day]: Higher Education 16 Mar 2010

    As you rightly said, Mr. Deputy Speaker, this is a very important debate. I know that young people will be following our proceedings, and I am pleased to make a contribution, not only because of that, and not only because I am a recovering academic. I taught in the university system in the mid-1980s, and I recall what it was like at that time-the inadequate facilities that we were trying to...

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Former Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: West Midlands
  • Assisted Suicide
  • Home Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • Child Support Agency
  • Cleaner Road Fuels

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Treasury Committee (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, West Midlands Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions (11 May 2005 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
De Brus Marketing Ltd, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa (non-executive) (from 1 March 2009).
Payment received in September 2009 of £1,300 for 3 days work as non-executive director, carried out between March and September 2009. The work comprised briefings on the Government's employment policies and two meetings at the company's offices. (Registered 13 October 2009)

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