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A selection of Siân James’s votes
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Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2007–2012.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2012.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
0 votes for, 9 votes against, 13 absences, between 2008–2013.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
35 votes for, 4 votes against, 29 absences, between 2006–2014.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 17 votes against, 12 absences, between 2010–2015.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2013.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Siân James’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Siân James’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women with home postcodes in Wales who have children and are held in English prisons (a) have applied to be placed in mother and baby units in English prisons, (b) were successful in their application and (c) were refused in the most recent period for which figures are available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) Welsh language library books and (b) other facilities there are for women in English prisons whose home postcode is in Wales.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women who have home postcodes in Wales were (a) remanded in and (b) sent to English prisons in the most recent period for which figures are available.
More of Siân James’s recent appearances
Former Labour MP for Swansea East
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Rail Services
- Skin Cancer
- Great Western Trains
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
- PPS (Gareth Thomas, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Gareth Thomas, Minister of State), Department for International Development (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Mr Gareth Thomas), Department for International Development (27 Nov 2008 to 10 Dec 2008)
- PPS (Mr Gareth Thomas ), Department for International Development (13 Nov 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
- PPS (Rt Hon Paul Murphy, Secretary of State), Wales Office (13 Nov 2008 to 30 Dec 2008)
- Member, Justice Committee (6 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2011)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2006 to 5 Nov 2007)
- Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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