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Ian Liddell-Grainger’s voting in Parliament
Ian Liddell-Grainger is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Ian Liddell-Grainger’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2004–2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 8 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
17 votes for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2019.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2016.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
41 votes for, 0 votes against, 13 absences, between 2012–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will review all new security systems at airports in response to the three year trial of the Smiths Detection system at Heathrow Airport.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what training is given to supervisors at Heathrow Airport on using the Smiths Detection security screening system.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if she make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Smiths Detection security screening system at Heathrow Airport.
More of Ian Liddell-Grainger’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented Bridgwater
Topics of interest
We don't know whether Ian Liddell-Grainger campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Local Government: Somerset
- Parrett Catchment Project
- Asylum Seekers
- Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton
Currently held offices
- Member, International Development Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jul 2015 to 19 Dec 2016)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (18 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 5 Nov 2007)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (15 Dec 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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