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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. Show votes
John Penrose generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
I would like to extend my thanks to everybody who participated in this debate, in particular my hon. Friend the Minister—and Whip—for responding so constructively and helpfully. As she said, the timing of this debate was slightly fortuitous. As everyone here will appreciate, when we put in for debates we have little control over precisely when our names will come up, so I had no...
I have finished my remarks. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered low cost housing. Sitting suspended.
I just wish to clarify something for the hon. Lady. I have read the document she is quoting and learned of the concerns surrounding the proposed permitted development right, which has been consulted on already, but my proposal is different. It starts from the same place, but is designed to avoid the criticisms that were levelled, which she has rightly pointed out. I have endeavoured to modify...
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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 28 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Penrose’s speeches
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 92.79% 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") 280 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
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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