John Penrose campaigned to remain in the European Union
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John Penrose’s voting in Parliament
John Penrose is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
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John Penrose generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against.
John Penrose generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against.
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What recent assessment he has made of the effect on (a) house building and (b) affordability of housing of allowing urban property owners to build up, not out, to the height of the tallest building in the same block without requiring planning permission.
I am delighted at the progress that my right hon. Friend has made so far, but may I urge him to go further still? I encourage him to include proposals to build up, not out, in his forthcoming White Paper, to cut development pressure on green fields, release huge numbers of new buildable sites, regenerate urban centres and, most important of all, cut the cost of new homes dramatically?
It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard), and I should probably start with a declaration of interest, as my wife is a recently appointed life baroness in the Lords. I should add, for the benefit of Members opposite, that I believe she is now reconciled to the fact that before she was appointed I had voted repeatedly to abolish people like her, so...
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Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- Education and Skills
- Members: Correspondence
- Speed Cameras
- National Employer Training Programme
- Consumer Credit: Licensing
- Departmental Finance
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
- Member, Committee of Selection (17 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 Feb 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (7 Oct 2013 to 8 Feb 2014)
- Member, Administration Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 28 Oct 2013)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (29 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 29 Jun 2009)
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- Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Penrose’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 93.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 271 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: British Spanish Tertulias Forum
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB
Amount of donation or nature and value if kind: hospitality valued at £433.87
Date received: 11-13 September 2015
Date accepted: 11-13 September 2015
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 09 October 2015
Name of donor: Ascot Racecourse Ltd
Address of donor: Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: lunch and Royal Enclosure badges for myself and my wife, value £415
Date received: 14 June 2016
Date accepted: 14 June 2016
Donor status: company, registration 04320977
(Registered 28 June 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The British Council
Address of donor: Via San Sebastianello 16, 00187 Roma, Italy
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): hotels, meals and travel with a value of £347
Destination of visit: Siena, Italy
Dates of visit: 15-17 September 2016
Purpose of visit: To attend the Pontignano Conference and share Anglo-Italian perspectives on current affairs.
(Registered 10 October 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Somerset: (i).
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