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Rob Marris’s voting in Parliament
Rob Marris is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
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Rob Marris consistently voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
Rob Marris consistently voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Rob Marris generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
The hon. Member for Bridgwater and West Somerset can clarify this, but the way I read it, clause 1(1) allows a Secretary of State—not an individual human Secretary of State, but Secretaries of State—to grant successive 150-year leases. That is what it enables; the power is vested in that office. One would expect there to be such leases, but of course we do not know what will...
Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will clarify this for me. I understood from what the Minister said—I may have misunderstood—that under the Bill we are not talking about a situation in which the Secretary of State will grant to Kew itself a lease of 150 years; rather, the Secretary of State will have the power to agree up to six leases by Kew to the six plots of land, and that each of...
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Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- HM Treasury
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Members: Correspondence
- Departmental Telephone Services
- Climate Change
- Commercial Confidentiality
Currently held offices
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 12 Oct 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Treasury) (18 Sep 2015 to 30 Jun 2016)
- PPS (Rt Hon Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State), Northern Ireland Office (16 Jul 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Mr Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State), Northern Ireland Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 8 Nov 2007)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
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- Has spoken in 64 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Rob Marris’s speeches
- Has received answers to 97 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 572 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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