Gerald Howarth

MP, Aldershot

Aldershot Conservative

A selection of Gerald Howarth's votes

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  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details

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Gerald Howarth

Recent appearances

  • Fifa: Britain in the World 1 Jun 2015

    My right hon. Friend mentions that we have the largest defence budget in the EU, but serious concerns have been expressed by our principal ally. Will she address those?

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Conservative MP for Aldershot

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Cannock and Burntwood


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • QinetiQ
  • Military Aircraft
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Future Rapid Effects System
  • Warships

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (23 Jul 2002 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Sound Broadcasting Committee (17 Feb 1987 to 15 May 1987)

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  • Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 11 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") 975 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to Blenheim Capital Services Ltd of Level 2, 3 Sheldon Square, London W2 6HY. The role involves providing business advice. (Registered 4 June 2013)
Received £10,500. Hours: 20-25 hrs. (Registered 8 January 2015)
Received £10,500. Hours: 20-25 hrs. (Registered 8 January 2015)
Received £10,500. Hours: 20-25 hrs. (Registered 8 January 2015)
Consultant to Sigma Energy, Castle Acre Industrial Estate, Swaffham, PE37 7HY. The role involves providing business advice. (Registered 2 September 2013)
Received £1,000. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 8 January 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: R Collard Ltd
(b) Address of donor: Eversley Haulage Park, Brickhouse Hill, Eversley, Hook RG27 0PZ
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(b) Date of receipt: 10 November 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 10 November 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 3002310
(b) (Registered 24 November 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: JTI
Address of donor: Members Hill, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: day pass and lunch at the Chelsea Flower Show on 20 May 2014 for Sir Gerald and Lady Howarth at £702 per person; total: £1,404.
Date of receipt of donation: 28 March 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 1 April 2014
Donor status: company, number 01501573
(Registered 21 May 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) Farnborough International Limited, (2) Bahraini Ministry of
Name of donor: The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)
Address of donor: 73 Netftchilar Avenue, Baku, AZ1000, The Republic of Azerbaijan
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,000 including flights, internal travel and notional costs.
Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan
Date of visit: 6-8 October 2014
Purpose of visit: a delegation to discuss relations between the UK and Azerbaijan and meetings with political and business representatives.
(Registered 19 November 2014)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Avenue, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport; £2,600
Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain
Date of visit: 4-7 December 2014
Purpose of visit: to participate in the Institute of International Strategic Studies Manama Dialogue
(Registered 18 December 2014)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
See my entry under Category 2 above.

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