John Spellar

MP, Warley

Warley Labour

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John Spellar’s voting in Parliament

John Spellar is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, John Spellar sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Spellar generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Human Rights: Burma 18 Jan 2017

    I join the Minister in paying tribute to your interest in and work on behalf of the Burmese people over many years, Mr Speaker. We all welcome Burma moving out from the long dark years of military dictatorship, but we also hoped it would put behind it communal and religious conflict, too. Will the Minister therefore make it very clear to the Burmese authorities that their welcome re-entry...
  • Yemen 12 Jan 2017

    Perhaps my hon. Friend is going to come on to this, but our discussion seems to be being conducted on the basis of the Saudi-led coalition versus the Houthis. Does this not miss the very unhelpful, and indeed sinister, role played by the Iranians, particularly in providing conventional weaponry? Without going into all the data, I would suspect that many more people have been killed, injured...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Consultants 11 Jan 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on private consultancies in the last 12 months.

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Profile

Labour MP for Warley

Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown

Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Correspondence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Drinking Water
  • Afghanistan

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Transport) (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (29 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1995)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
  • Member, Energy Committee (21 Jan 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte St, London W1T 2NR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and taxi; £650

Destination of visit: Berlin

Date of visit: 30 November - 1 December 2015

Purpose of visit: defence conference with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

(Registered 06 January 2016)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Ltd
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 VIC, Australia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, meals and transport; £1,500

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Date of visit: 11-15 December 2015

Purpose of visit: participation Australia/Israel/UK dialogue including discussions on the Israel/Palestinian peace process and security issues.

(Registered 14 January 2016)

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