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A selection of Hugh Robertson’s votes
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Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2013.
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2012.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2014.
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
16 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2008–2013.
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 referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
3 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2014.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what independent assessment has been made of the number of refugees living in the Tindouf camps; and what the most recent estimate of that number is.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on when the report to the European Anti Fraud Office on food aid for the Tindouf refugee camps was (a) undertaken, (b) completed and (c) published.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the findings of the report of the European Anti Fraud Office on food aid for the Tindouf refugee camps.
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Former Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent
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
- Culture Media and Sport
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Olympic Games
- Olympic Games: Greater London
- Olympic Games 2012: Finance
- 2012 Olympics
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport and the Olympics) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jun 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2004)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Falcon and Associates
Address of donor: Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights and accommodation, not purchased on the open market, but which would have had a value of over £1,500 if so purchased
Destination of visit: Dubai
Date of visit: 7-8 December 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend the 5th anniversary celebrations of the formation of Falcon and Associates
(Registered 19 December 2014)
9. Registrable shareholdings
; financial PR
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