Ian Austin

MP, Dudley North

Dudley North Labour

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: School Funding 6 Nov 2018

    It is not just schools in Dudley that have been inadequately funded. The area overall will have lost over £100 million by next year. Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s spending power has been cut by 20%, while Surrey, which the Chancellor represents, has actually had an increase. Why is he treating Dudley so unfairly?

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Labour MP for Dudley North

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Ian Austin campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Department of Health
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Departmental Official Hospitality
  • Departmental Official Cars
  • Health Services: Dudley
  • Departmental Travel
  • Personal Independence Payment

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (25 Nov 2015 to 9 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Education Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Prime Minister), Prime Minister's Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer), HM Treasury (5 Feb 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Ian Austin’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 136 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.19% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 66 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Austin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 263 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Nokan Group
Address of donor: 48, 2 Salim, 111 Shaheed Aram, Sulaimanya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, internal transport, hotels and meals with a value of approx. £3,428

Destination of visit: Erbil, Kirkuk and Slemani, Kurdistan Region in Iraq

Dates of visit: 22-28 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Kurdistan APPG visit to observe the referendum and meet party, UK business and church leaders, NGOs, British Consul staff, UK forces training Peshmerga, managers and residents of a camp for internally displaced people.

(Registered 24 October 2017)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £3,800

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 10-16 February 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the World Government Summit, meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures, in order to build on the bilateral relationship.

(Registered 22 February 2018)
Name of donor: March of the Living UK
Address of donor: 1 Chalgrove Gardens, London N3 3PL

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, travel, accommodation and meals with a total value of £1,235

Destination of visit: Poland

Dates of visit: 9-12 April 2018

Purpose of visit: Visit to Poland to participate in the international March of the Living between Auschwitz and Birkenau, as well as visiting other Holocaust sites across the country.

(Registered 30 April 2018)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (AICE)
Address of donor: Suite 836, St Kilda Road Towers, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004, VIC, Australia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel, VIP airport service, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £1,750

Destination of visit: Jerusalem

Dates of visit: 6-9 July 2018

Purpose of visit: Multilateral conference and discussions on a range of issues including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in Jerusalem between UK, Israel, Australia and USA.

(Registered 25 July 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Israeli Knesset; (2) Israeli Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage
Address of donor: (1) Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 91950; (2) 3 Kaplan St, Jerusalem

Estimate of probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Accommodation and hospitality with a value of £250; (2) Accommodation and hospitality with a value of £250

Destination of visit: Israel

Date of visit: 9-11 July 2018

Purpose of visit: Multilateral conference in Jerusalem for Israeli parliamentary friendship groups and discussions on a range of issues including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

(Registered 03 August 2018)

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