How George Howarth voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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George Howarth occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Prime Minister may recall that in May 2009, the Intelligence and Security Committee produced a report on the London bombings, in which we concluded that there were real problems with tracking those on the periphery of investigations or whose names popped up on a regular basis. The recommendation was that there needed to be a proper regular review process in place. The Prime Minister will...
My hon. Friend is being generous in giving way. He is making a powerful case for how morally repugnant that kind of employment is, but does he also agree that more enlightened employers say that it is actually a lazy form of employing people and that, with more thought, those employees could have proper contracts and proper hours?
My hon. Friend mentioned the old dock employment practices, which were known in Liverpool as the “pen system”, for all the obvious reasons. Is it not instructive that it was a Labour Government, when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister, who abolished that system? Who abolished that in its turn? The Thatcher Government.
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Labour MP for Knowsley
Entered House of Commons on 13 November 1986 — unknown
Also represented Knowsley North and Sefton East; Knowsley North
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Topics of interest
- Lord Chancellor
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Tram and Light Rail Schemes
- Social Rented Housing
Currently held offices
- Member, Finance and Services Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (15 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Armed Forces Bill Committee (3 Aug 2006 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 26 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.99% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 744 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,640 total including flights £2,350, hotels £900, meals £250 and transportation £140
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 19-26 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to foster good relations between the UK and Taiwan; to learn more about Taiwan, in particular their transportation (including high speed railways), national health system and policy concerning relations with mainland China.
(Registered 6 November 2014)
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