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Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
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My Lords, I do not support the amendment, I fear. I entirely agree with the noble Baroness with regard to the correspondence of Members of Parliament. But the Joint Committee looked at whether Members of Parliament should be under surveillance and it agreed with the recommendations before it; that is, that there should be a double lock at that stage. That is consistent with the whole Bill: it...
My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord King, touched on the issue of the Joint Committee. It may be useful for your Lordships to hear what it said about ICRs. The noble Lord, Lord King, was quite right in that regard. The Joint Committee said: “While we recognise that ICRs could prove a desirable tool for law enforcement agencies, the Government must address the significant concerns outlined by...
My Lords, this part of the Bill concerning Members of Parliament is a hugely important and grave issue, but I think it is probably about right now. As the House and the Minister will know, when the legislation went through the other place, there was a change. Instead of the Prime Minister being informed about a Member of Parliament or of this House having a warrant against them, now the Prime...
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Entered the House of Lords on 24 November 2015
Previously MP for Torfaen until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Torfaen
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Constituencies: Wales
- Personal Independence Payment
- Offenders: Fines
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (26 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
- Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 26 Nov 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- The Secretary of State for Wales (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (11 Jul 2005 to 29 Jan 2008)
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (24 Oct 2002 to 6 May 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
- The Secretary of State for Wales (29 Jul 1999 to 24 Oct 2002)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (1 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Nov 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Nov 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1994)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 20 Mar 1989)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 70 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Murphy of Torfaen’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 62.07% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 98 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 8 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
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(b) Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Sq, London SW1V 1BX
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: An educational allowance of £4,884 and accommodation will be provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2012
(b) Date of acceptance: 3 October 2012
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