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Conservative MP for Aldershot
- Also represented Cannock and Burntwood
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Gerald Howarth voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Treasury, Transport, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): QinetiQ, Departmental Public Expenditure, Military Aircraft, Future Rapid Effects System, Warships
(based on written questions asked by Gerald Howarth and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Export Control Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- International Criminal Court Bill Committee (9 out of 10)
- GCHQ: Better Defence Acquisition (10 Jun 2013)
“I was a fan of Mr Bernard Gray’s report in 2009 when I was shadow defence procurement Minister, but I was a bit nervous about his proposals for a GoCo, so I welcome my right hon. Friend’s caution; he has taken the right attitude. Will he set out the mechanism by which he hopes to be able to maintain the crucial industrial capabilities that this nation needs, because that is an...”
- GCHQ (10 Jun 2013)
“I congratulate my right hon. Friend on an excellent statement to the House in which the British people should have every confidence. Does he agree that, notwithstanding the reservations of my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis), the protection of the British people relies hugely on co-operation between the United Kingdom and the United States? Both countries...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Foreign Criminals (Removal) (10 Jun 2013)
“May I congratulate my hon. Friend and the Home Secretary on the determination with which they have pursued this matter? I invite my hon. Friend to recall the remarks made by the Prime Minister last week in answer to me, when he expressed great concern about the European Court of Human Rights, which has been subverted from its original intention. Are the Government still prepared that the...”
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 61.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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") 903 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£20,043 (280th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,030 (joint 250th with 2 others)||£21,495||£20,748 (251st)||£20,096 (243rd)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,673 (391st)|
|Office running costs||£13,312 (490th)||£15,994 (428th)||£20,328 (331st)||£18,763||£15,686 (461st)||£17,531 (502nd)||£18,140 (319th)||£5,850 (613th)|
|Staffing costs||£75,223 (598th)||£88,011 (315th)||£86,223 (244th)||£80,883||£73,936 (197th)||£67,973 (319th)||£61,980 (joint 397th with 36 others)||£39,571 (520th)|
|Communications Allowance||£17,045 (18th)||£15,667 (17th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,033 (292nd)1||£4,611 (487th)2||£4,103 (joint 512th with 1 other)||£3,877||£6,977 (462nd)||£5,318 (509th)||£3,673 (571st)||£2,690 (580th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£27 (joint 455th with 2 others)||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£240 (joint 264th with 3 others)||£360 (joint 245th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,525 (joint 575th with 1 other)||£286 (587th)||£528 (521st)||£566||£362 (joint 566th with 1 other)||£434 (joint 550th with 1 other)||£1,004 (331st)||£957 (349th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£864 (joint 580th with 1 other)||£939 (593rd)||£1,931||£1,501 (491st)||£863 (585th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,141 (joint 429th with 1 other)||£185 (638th)||£185||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£135,422 (500th)||£150,017 (268th)||£134,336 (389th)||£127,700||£119,237 (415th)||£112,215 (479th)||£104,519 (495th)||£63,741 (630th)|