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A selection of Dai Havard’s votes
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Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, in 2010.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2011–2012.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
39 votes for, 6 votes against, 23 absences, between 2006–2014.
Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2013–2014.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Dai Havard’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Dai Havard’s full vote analysis page for more.
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Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
The Defence Committee produced a report in 2009 after we visited Russia because of the Georgian conflict and we made recommendations then. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree, on the basis of reports from his own Committee and others, that as a Parliament we do not properly debate the recommendations that we advise it to discuss?
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Former Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- NHS: Procurement
- National Blood Service
- Mobile Phones
- Radio Frequencies: Licensing
- Multiple Myeloma
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Panel of Chairs (24 Jan 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (20 Oct 2003 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (31 Oct 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Grainger Suite, Dobson House, Regent Centre, Gosforth NE3 3PF
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): guidance, accommodation and subsistence (est value £815)
Destination of visit: Belgium and France
Date of visit: 3-6 July 2014
Purpose of visit: Study tour of military cemeteries and battlefields
(Registered 9 July 2014)
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