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Malcolm Rifkind

Former Conservative MP for Kensington


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A selection of Malcolm Rifkind's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending 12 Mar 2015

    I strongly agree with what has just been said by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Ms Stuart). I also pay particular tribute to the impressive and remarkable speech that we heard from the hon. Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart), the Chairman of the Select Committee, who explained the practical implications of our situation in a very detailed and convincing way. I...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending 12 Mar 2015

    My hon. Friend helps to take me to exactly the next point I was going to make. What also enabled me to modify my concerns—to not feel the need to speak out during those few years—was the way in which the MOD addressed the difficult decisions it had to make. To a considerable extent, it tried to preserve the major improvements to our overall capability —our carrier capability, for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Libya 3 Mar 2015

    As the United Kingdom was one of the leading countries that helped the Libyan people overthrow Colonel Gaddafi, do we not have both a political obligation and a political interest to help all the democratic forces in Libya trying to create a new, decent country? While I recognise that the Government do indeed have a priority in that respect, I urge my right hon. Friend to ensure that the...

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Former Conservative MP for Kensington

Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Kensington and Chelsea; Edinburgh Pentlands

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Pensions
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • British Nationality: Torture
  • Iran
  • Pathways to Work

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (6 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (1 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee (1 Dec 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (26 Nov 2009 to 1 Dec 2009)
  • Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) (13 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Foreign Secretary (5 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • The Secretary of State for Defence (10 Apr 1992 to 4 Jul 1995)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (28 Nov 1990 to 10 Apr 1992)
  • Secretary of State for Scottish Office (11 Jan 1986 to 28 Nov 1990)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (13 Jun 1983 to 11 Jan 1986)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Overseas Development) (6 Apr 1982 to 12 Jun 1983)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scottish Office) (7 May 1979 to 6 Apr 1982)
  • Member, Overseas Development Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Malcolm Rifkind’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 132 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 198 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Remunerated directorships
Adam Smith International (including Amphion Group Ltd and Adam Smith Services Ltd) (non-executive), 3 Albert Embankment, London; consultancy and project implementation overseas. Monthly board meeting in central London lasting 2 hours approximately. Occasional e-mail exchanges between meetings. (Updated 11 June 2014)
Monthly ongoing payment of £2,916.66 gross. (Registered 8 September 2009)
1 June 2014, additional payment of £5,512.50 in non-executive fees, in recognition of success of the company during the past year. (Registered 5 June 2014)
Unilever plc (non-executive), 100 Victoria Embankment London. Approximately eight board meetings a year each lasting a morning and afternoon with a dinner the previous evening. Most meetings in London, two or three in The Netherlands and one elsewhere. Also member of Board Committee, three hours the day before each board meeting. Attendance may be by video conference.
Monthly ongoing payment of £7,166 gross from May 2013. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Alliance Medical Group (non-executive), Princes House, 38 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6DN.  Approximately 10 board meetings a year, mainly in London, each lasting around 2-3 hours.  Occasional ad hoc meeting.
Monthly ongoing payment of £5,000 gross, from January 2014. (Registered 10 April 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Since 1 July 2012, Chairman of LEK Advisory Board. Consulting LLP, 40 Grosvenor Place, London. Advisory Board meeting 4 times a year. Each meeting 4 hours approximately. Occasional advice by e-mail. Occasional speeches and chairing of meetings. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Quarterly payment of £12,500 gross; 4 hours approximately.
Senior Counsellor, Dragoman, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia, specialist advisory firm. No regular meetings, communication by email and occasional meetings in London as might be required. Retainer of Australian $12,500 paid every three months.
Received fee of £5,000 from United Jewish Israel Appeal, 37 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 8NX for speech at event on 6 May 2014 at Savoy Hotel, London. Hours 1 hr. (Registered 5 June 2014).
28 November 2014, received fee of £1,000 from University of Buckingham, Hunter StreetMK18 1EG for speech to NA Diplomacy and Global Affairs Students at Duke’s Hotel, London on 22 October 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payments from London Evening Standard, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:  
£500 received for article published 16 June 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
£500 received for article published 12 August 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payments from The Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
6 July 2014, £500 received for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2014)
1 September 2014, £350 received for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2014)
30 September 2014, £250 received for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2014)
10 December, 2014, received £270 for article published on 26 November 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 6 March 2015)
24 December 2014, received £210 for article published on 14 December 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 6 March 2015)
Payment of £250 received from the Daily Mail, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT for article published on 2 June 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payment of £462.20 received from Time Magazine, PO Box 20500, 1001 NM Amsterdam, The Netherlands for article published 3 September 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payment of £285 from The Guardian. Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU for article published on 5 March 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 December 2014) 
Payment of £8,000 received from RBS, 280 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4RB, via Chartwell Worldwide Speakers Bureau, 5-11 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UA, for a panel conversation on 2 December 2014 at the Savoy Hotel, London. Hours: 4.5 hrs. (Registered 3 March 2015)
Payment of £4,000 received from J.P. Morgan Cazenove, 60 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0JP, for speaking at the Best of British Conference on 13 November 2014. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 3 March 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) MSC (2) Global Zero Operations
Address of donor: (1) Prinzregentenstraße 7, D-80538 Munich (2) 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 615, Washington DC 20036
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Return flights to Munich, value flights £676 (2) hotel 3 nights approx £1,000
Destination of visit: Munich Security Conference
Date of visit:  30 January - 2 February 2014
Purpose of visit: To attend Munich Security Conference
(Registered 10 April 2014)
Name of donor: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) (Board Member),
Address of donor: 1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW 7th Floor, Washington DC 20006
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flight £1,986, hotel £1032, total £3,018
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Date of visit: 6-8 April 2014
Purpose of visit: Attended Board Meeting in Washington.
(Registered 10 April 2014)
Name of donor: Government of United Arab Emirates
Address of donor:  PO Box 31966, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights £5,105; hotel costs (two nights) £1,260; total £6,365
Destination of visit: Dubai
Date of visit:  8-10 November 2014
Purpose of visit:  Participation in summit of World Economic Forum and chairing sessions
(Registered 19 December 2014)

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