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Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Valerie Vaz: ...formalised system. I remember how my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton North East (Emma Reynolds) was vilified and how, as she was sitting here during the previous debate on this issue, TheyWorkForYou decided to change its mind on the policy—and rightly so. All credit to her for going through an election at a very difficult time. She is my constituency neighbour, and we all felt...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament (1 Feb 2018)

Hannah Bardell: ...significant challenges with weather and geography. This is also about the discourse and narrative we have in politics with each other, and that the press have with us. Members have spoken about TheyWorkForYou and the digital environment, how our votes are recorded, and how all the systems and processes around politics and how we do it need to be more transparent and reflective. If we have...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Neil Gray: ...They showed total disrespect to those Members who have prepared speeches and not been called, and total disrespect to the disabled people watching this debate. They turned up to get their names on TheyWorkForYou and up their speaking record, then cleared off halfway through the debate. That is cynical, disrespectful behaviour and I hope they will reflect on it. In this otherwise...

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — backbench business — Thames Valley Technology Sector (17 Mar 2015)

Adam Afriyie: ...has the potential to bring new products to market, boost jobs and growth and transform the way we work. Even in this place, that transformation has started to happen, with Hansard online and with TheyWorkForYou, through which we are held to account for how long we speak, what we speak about and how we vote—not that that is a signal that I wish to speak for the full 90 minutes today,...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — backbench business — Digital Democracy (10 Mar 2015)

Meg Hillier: ..., unless they know what is going on in this place, that will not be possible, and it is opaque. We wanted to see Hansard, for example, in a proper open-data format. Staff in my own office use TheyWorkForYou, which I commend as a website because its algorithms, through its screen scraping—a very old-fashioned approach—give easier access to data about my voting record than I have if I...

Public Bill Committee: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Clause 35 - The Adjudicator (28 Oct 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...I note that it prompted our Whip to remark, “This is the best speech to date.” That is one way to get praise and approval. We were all intrigued by the hon. Gentleman’s search for himself on This self-searching for terms on online tools seems to be a habit for Opposition Members, after the infamous Ed Balls on Twitter. None the less, the hon. Gentleman makes an...

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Graham Stuart: ...wrongdoing that is of a criminal character or that is so severe that a Member is suspended for 21 days that upsets the public. If Members look at the data that WriteToThem, which is part of the TheyWorkForYou stable of internet tools, used to produce its league table, they will see that an awful lot of colleagues from all parties appeared not to respond to constituents: they did not write...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Written Questions (10 Jul 2014)

Tom Blenkinsop: In a recent TheyWorkForYou survey, it was found that less than half of parliamentary questions receive a satisfactory response. Does the Deputy Leader of the House think that is acceptable?

British Values: Teaching — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (25 Jun 2014)

Guy Opperman: .... Like many hon. Members, I will make my full speech available on my website, While my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis) may have 98 followers on, my 17,000 followers will, I am sure, greatly enjoy this particular speech.

Point of Order (17 Jun 2014)

Andy Sawford: ...had been invited to the event. Some had known about it for days, others perhaps for longer. The written answer dated 10 June then disappeared from the Parliament website and has been removed from TheyWorkForYou and other sources. I am delighted that Rushden Lakes is going ahead, but I am disappointed by the way that I was misled and the discourtesy to my constituents, and concerned about...

Written Answers — Justice: Courts (10 Apr 2014)

Shailesh Vara: ..., whether the caller is using a fixed line or a mobile phone—see: m130423/text/130423w0004.htm#130423w0004. htm_wqn27 and &s=Vaz+0845#g175002.q0 The number of 08 numbers used by the Department has fallen by 55% since December 2009.

Written Answers — Justice: Telephone Services (10 Feb 2014)

Shailesh Vara: ..., whether the caller is using a fixed line or a mobile phone—see: m130423/text/130423w0004.htm#130423w0004. htm_wqn27 and 175002.h&s=Vaz+0845#g175002.q0 The Department currently uses 41 0300 numbers, and is in the process of changing more 0845 numbers to 0300; this includes...

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill: Clause 3 — MPs to be disqualified for membership of Assembly (9 Jul 2013)

Gregory Campbell: ...records. That is one and only one element of performance. If we look at oral contributions, written questions and the tabling of motions, we see a very different picture. It is worth looking at which can show us who is performing well and who is not.

House of Lords: Working Practices — Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2012)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: available. Secondly, this kind of work is woefully underreported, which allows a false impression to perpetuate of what Members of this House actually do. For example, that much-used website completely ignores all the work in committee and only gives as metrics the appearances that noble Lords make in the Chamber. You can literally stand up and say, "My Lords", sit...

House of Lords Reform Bill: [1st Allocated Day] (9 Jul 2012)

Dan Byles: to speak about this extremely important issue, but I speak regularly in this Chamber about key events and intervene in others. I am not one of those Members who chalks up short speeches on TheyWorkForYou and then judges themselves by the number of speeches they have made rather than their quality. As I said, our constituents are blinking in bewilderment at the amount of time we are...

Scottish Parliament: Information Technology (Members Services) (27 Jun 2012)

John Wilson: I thank the member for his extensive response. Following changes to the Scottish Parliament website, members of the public are no longer able to access MSPs’ work via the website, even though they can still receive notification of what MPs and Northern Ireland Assembly members are doing. It is my understanding that work has been carried out to create data in a format that...

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Motion to Take Note (30 Apr 2012)

the Earl of Clancarty: ...effect kept secret and not made available. It might not be the wilful neglect of the public, but it is wrong. That goes hand in hand with the scornful attitude in some quarters to websites such as TheyWorkForYou and the Public Whip, which number-crunch the votes and are all part and parcel of the larger public interest in Parliament. The possibility of recording abstentions was last...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill: Report (4th Day) (13 Jul 2011)

Lord Harris of Haringey: ...on the internet, decided that an appropriate thing for her to do to take forward the cause would be to assassinate a British Member of Parliament. She then researched Members of Parliament on and purchased two kitchen knives. Fortunately for Stephen Timms, a Member of Parliament in the other place, she decided on the day that it was easier to conceal in her clothing the...

Public Bill Committee: Health and Social Care (Re-Committed) Bill: Clause 56 - General duties (7 Jul 2011)

Grahame Morris: A word search for “competition” on comes up with 84 clauses. That is how I arrived at that number. Whether it is 84 or 65, it is a major part of the Bill and one that the Opposition are worried about because of the implications for our treasured national health service, the way it operates, its architecture and because of the consequences of exposing it to the icy blast...

House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2011)

Baroness Berridge: ...of Drumlean, said, senators will take on case work in part of their areas. I think that I can feel a cold draught coming from the other place as chills go down their spines at the thought of having senator and MP competitive league tables. Of course, if this would deliver a better service for constituents then it would be worth considering. The very valuable work of an...

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