A selection of Alun Cairns's votes
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Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, in 2013
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
7 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2011–2016
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The UK continues to attract the second highest number of overseas students (EU and non-EU) to tertiary education, after the US. This year we have also seen a rise in the number of 18 year olds from overseas applying to study in the UK. More broadly, figures for non-EU international students have remained steady.
The Government has been meeting regularly with counterparts from the Welsh Government, and the other devolved administrations, to discuss a range of issues regarding higher education after the UK leaves the EU, including student mobility.
The Government recognises the value of international exchange and collaboration in education, as part of our vision for the UK as a global nation. There may be European programmes in which we want to participate following EU Exit, and we will consider this as part of the negotiations.
More of Alun Cairns’s recent appearances
Former Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Alun Cairns campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Culture Media and Sport
- Innovation and Skills
- Energy and Climate Change
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Consultants
- Trade Union Officials
- Mobile Phones
- S4C: Finance
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Wales (19 Mar 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Government Whip (15 Jul 2014 to 19 Mar 2016)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (15 Jul 2014 to 19 Mar 2016)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (9 May 2011 to 12 May 2014)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 27 Jun 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Alun Cairns’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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 102 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 285 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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