Jim Devine

Former Labour MP for Livingston

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Jim Devine is a former MP for Livingston.

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Former Labour MP for Livingston

Entered the House of Commons on 30 September 2005 — Byelection

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Scotland
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Network Rail: Consultants
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Departmental Property
  • Child Support
  • Apprenticeships

Other offices held in the past

  • PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department of Health (20 Nov 2006 to 14 Mar 2007)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (18 Jul 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee ( 8 Feb 2006 to 20 Feb 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty 8 Apr 2010

    As my hon. Friend knows, there are over 100 years of coal underground. Should we not look at a strategy for extracting that coal? That would make a major contribution to the eradication of fuel poverty.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 16 Dec 2009

    Has my right hon. and learned Friend seen today's Daily Record, which exposed a legalised lending company charging an annual percentage rate of 2,639,538.9 per cent? Is it not about time that we followed the lead of European countries and put a cap on interest charges, especially in the run-up to Christmas?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions 15 Dec 2009

    Can we follow the lead of other European countries and introduce a cap on interest rates for the likes of store cards? People will be using store cards over the next few weeks in the run-up to Christmas. If someone spends £1,000, it will take them 15 years to clear that if they simply pay the minimum. That is totally unacceptable.

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