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Alan Brown’s voting in Parliament
Alan Brown is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
This is a selection of Alan Brown’s votes.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 21 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in her Department to (a) process claims and payments and (b) to provide unemployment support services effectively; and if she will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees have been seconded from the Child Maintenance Services (CMS) to other sections of her Department as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; when the CMS will be return to the staffing levels before the covid-19 outbreak; and if she will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she last met her counterpart in the US Administration to discuss tariffs applied to Scotch Whisky exports to the US; and if she will make a statement.
More of Alan Brown’s recent appearances
Scottish National Party MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Alan Brown campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Transport
- HM Treasury
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Cottam Power Station
- Emergency Services: Scotland
- Severn Power Station
- Chippenham Power Station
- Opencast Mining: Scotland
Currently held offices
- Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (since 7 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
19 July 2019, received £200. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 21 August 2019)
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
18 January 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
29 March 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
15 April 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
16 May 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
20 August 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2019)
Unremunerated director of Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex
. (Registered 04 June 2015)
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