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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 strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- 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 for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. 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)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Operation Herrick (14 May 2013)
“May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on a sensible move to ensure that the transition is orderly? Does ISAF have any intention of retaining a continuing capability beyond the extra three months of 2015? Will the UK be prepared, beyond the support to the officer training academy, to contribute troops to ensure that the transition period to full ANSF control is achieved?”
- Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)
“I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. Our hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock (Jackie Doyle-Price) mentioned the risk from counterfeit tobacco, which is very serious indeed. There are two risks: first that the substance will be less pure than commercial tobacco; and secondly that the Treasury will lose a tremendous amount of money as the result of trafficking.”
- Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)
“I must say at the outset that I am disappointed that no day has been set aside for us specifically to discuss defence and foreign affairs, because we face some pretty severe challenges around the world and, of course, our armed forces are undergoing major change. Such a debate would have provided me with a further opportunity to argue that we should not spend another £2.5 billion on...”
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- Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — 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 60.95% 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") 897 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)|