Gerald Howarth

Aldershot Conservative

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How Gerald Howarth voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails

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Gerald Howarth occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Parliamentary Standards 8 Apr 2014

    I agree with my right hon. Friend that there should be some parliamentary input, for the reasons that he has set out so clearly. Surely this is not so much a failure of the system as a complete and abject failure of the media to report these matters objectively. As a result of that, as the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann) observed, many of our constituents have failed to understand...
  • Written Answers — Defence: Afghanistan 8 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department took to ensure British companies were made aware of the tendering process for the contract to return British military equipment from Afghanistan; and how many British companies tendered for that contract.
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    I am very exercised about the application of the role of the European Court of Justice. As my hon. Friend will know, I asked the Home Secretary to what extent the safeguards she has secured with regard to the European arrest warrant will be respected by the ECJ. Does he have a view on that?

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Conservative MP for Aldershot


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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 (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Minister, Defence (20 May 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Defence (17 Mar 2005 to 9 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 939 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £340 on 17 October 2012 for article for the Telegraph Media Group, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1 0DT. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 14 June 2013)
Consultant to CNU Online Holdings LLC (Enova), of 200W Jackson Blvd Suite 500, Chicago IL 60600. The role involved advising on the effects of legislative changes and other matters, until 31 December 2013. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 4 June 2013; updated 23 January 2014)
30 September 2013, received £5,000. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2013)
23 December 2013, received £5,000. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 23 January 2014)
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)
Consultant to Sigma Energy, Castle Acre Industrial Estate, Swaffham, PE37 7HY. The role involves providing business advice. (Registered 2 September 2013)
1 August 2013, received £2,000 for August 2013. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 September 2013)
11 September 2013, received £2,000. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2013)
29 October 2013, received £4,000. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Farnborough International Limited
Address of donor: Farnborough International Ltd., ShowCentre, ETPS Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6FD. 
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Transport and overnight accommodation with a total cost of £1,996. 
Destination of visit: Paris Air Show
Date of visit: 17-18 June 2013
Purpose of visit: to help promote upgrade plans for the Farnborough International Airshow
(Registered 10 July 2013)
Name of donor: (1) Farnborough International Limited, (2) Bahraini Ministry of Transportation
Address of donor: (1) Farnborough International Ltd., ShowCentre, ETPS Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6FD; (2) PO Box 586,, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) airfare: £2,521, taxis: £42; (2) hotel accommodation: £288
Destination of visit: Bahrain
Date of visit: 15-18 January 2014
Purpose of visit: I was invited by the Bahraini Minister of Transportation to attend the Bahrain International Airshow which is organised in part by Farnborough International Ltd, based in my constituency.
(Registered 29 January 2014)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
See my entry under Category 2 above.

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