David Ruffley

Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

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David Ruffley is a former MP for Bury St Edmunds.

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Transport
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Benefits
  • Police
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Police: Manpower

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) ( 3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 13 Feb 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) ( 1 Jun 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (30 Nov 1998 to 22 Mar 2004)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (30 Nov 1998 to 22 Mar 2004)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 2 Jul 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals 24 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals by claimants against decisions on non-entitlement to employment and support allowance in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire, (f) Norfolk and (g) England there were in each year since 2010; what the average length of time taken to determine such appeals was in each such year; and what the...
  • Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2015

    A Conservative Chancellor is at the height of his powers. We see falling inflation, falling unemployment, rising living standards and healthy growth, built on the basis of deficit reduction and falling borrowing. That was, of course, the legacy of my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) in the 1990s. I was his special adviser then, and he is the man who is...
  • Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2015

    I will give one example: middle-class welfare-ism, as it is often described. We all supported the introduction of working tax credit, a repackaging of income support and family credit, as an in-work benefit for those on low pay—it was, and is, a good thing—but it extended much too far up the income scale, and a great deal of money was spent. Most economic analysts would not deny that that...

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