Iris Robinson

Former DUP MP for Strangford

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks 8 Dec 2009

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions illicit alcoholic beverages have been found in the Sperrin unit of HM Prison Magilligan in the last five years.
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Sexual Offences 7 Dec 2009

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many sex offenders were housed in dormitory accommodation in HM Prison Magilligan (a) in the nine months up to August 2009 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available; on what authority they were so housed; and what steps have been taken to move them to single cell accommodation; (2) how many sex offenders have...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gary McKinnon (Extradition) 1 Dec 2009

    The decision will grate on the people of Northern Ireland, who for years have witnessed political and judicial protection for IRA terrorist murderers who fled to America and were never extradited despite many requests. In the light of that, will the Secretary of State reconsider his view?

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Former DUP MP for Strangford, Former DUP MLA for Strangford

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 13 January 2010 — Resigned

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 12 January 2010 — Resigned


Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Health Services
  • Mental Health
  • Autism
  • General Practitioners
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Nov 2008 to 14 Jan 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4
Payment of £14,367 (? of £43,101) p.a.
In each of the months July-November 2009 I received payment of £569.19 net. (Registered 10 December 2009)
Member of Castlereagh Borough Council, Upper Galwally, Belfast
Payment of £9,500 p.a.
I receive monthly payment of £415.54 net.
8. Land and Property
Joint ownership with my husband of constituency office at Dundela Avenue in East Belfast.
Apartment in London
Holiday villa in USA

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