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A selection of Andrew Pelling’s votes
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Voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2008.
Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2007.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 38 absences, between 2006–2009.
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What recent steps his Department has taken to improve the energy efficiency of housing; and if he will make a statement.
Such a Government initiative has been of great benefit to New Addington in Croydon, a significant social housing estate that was excellent for the 1950s in terms of space and good design. What can be done to support the initiative of local people who want the area to become an eco-town? What prospects are there?
When I walk home late at night following late sittings in the House, I often notice birds singing because of the light pollution. Does the Minister think that that is a potential issue, and could any action be taken to deal with that significant distortion to our climate and environment?
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Former Independent MP for Croydon Central
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Party was Conservative until 25 Sep 2007
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Education and Skills
- Trade and Industry
- Departmental Staff
- Departmental Staff (Chronic Back Pain)
- Sri Lanka
- Chronic Back Pain
Other offices held in the past
- Member, London Regional Select Committee (15 Dec 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Dec 2006 to 7 Nov 2007)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Client relationship work for Tokai Tokyo Securities Europe Limited, 40 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DE. Undertake financial securities company work.
Received payment of £6,240.39. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 11 August 2009)
Received payment of £6,240.39. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 16 September 2009)
Received payment of £6,240.39. Hours: 8hrs. (Registered 29 September 2009)
Received payment of £6,240.39. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 30 November 2009)
Received payment of £12,480.78. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 5 February 2010)
Received payment of £13,768.42. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 9 March 2010)
Tokai Tokyo Securities Co. Ltd., 6-2 Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8275, Japan.
Hours: 11 hrs 40 mins. Related to November 2009 declaration. (15 December 2009)
Hours: 10 hrs. Related to 9 March 2010 declaration. (Registered 16 March 2010)
for Reconstruction and Development, 1818 H Street, NW
, Washington, DC
. Hours: 20 mins. Related to November 2009 declaration. (15 December 2009)
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