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Lord Howarth of Newport
- Also represented Newport East; Stratford-on-Avon
- Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2005
- Previously MP for Newport East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
- Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Stratford-upon-Avon, 1983-1997 and for Newport East, 1997-2005. Parliament Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Science, 1989-1992; Education and Employment, 1997-1998 and at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 1998-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord Howarth of Newport voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party.
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Drugs (6 Dec 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 17 October (HL Deb, col 692), what actions they have taken with the G8 and the European Union to lead the international response to the threat from new psychoactive substances.”
- Mesothelioma — Question (5 Dec 2013)
“My Lords, does the Minister share the disappointment expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Alton, which I certainly do, that following the scandalous mistreatment of mesothelioma sufferers by employer’s liability insurers over decades, there has been no commitment from those four employer’s liability insurers or from the rest of the industry to continue funding beyond next year?...”
- Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (6th Day) (4 Dec 2013)
“Has the Minister held discussions with his counterpart Ministers in the education department? The evidence given to the Home Affairs Select Committee was that the majority of schools provide drug education only once a year or less. As far as the national curriculum goes, they are required to provide some sort of drug education within the science curriculum, but that is just about it. PHSE has...”
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- Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2005: Too little data for valid analysis.
- Has voted in 83.72% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 348 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source).
|Type||2008/09||2007/08||2006/07||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||£5,408||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,326 (joint 176th with 2 others)||£19,721 (joint 232nd with 8 others)||£15,738 (joint 236th with 8 others)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£17 (joint 121st with 8 others)|
|Office running costs||£220||£11,738 (584th)||£11,977 (617th)||£7,855 (638th)||£7,241 (587th)|
|Staffing costs||£14,465||£50,365 (644th)||£46,953 (645th)||£45,542 (633rd)||£36,691 (574th)|
|Members' Travel||£425||£12,542 (248th)||£10,488 (joint 309th with 1 other)||£11,861 (251st)||£10,236 (205th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£83 (432nd)||£0||£0||£373 (joint 289th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£12||£379 (560th)||£262 (608th)||£912 (375th)||£379 (592nd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||N/A||N/A||£350||£1,210 (542nd)||£737 (604th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£338||£1,406 (601st)||£1,406 (590th)||£1,068 (616th)||£1,068 (548th)|
|Total||£46,425||£98,625 (625th)||£92,149 (627th)||£86,959 (626th)||£71,743 (578th)|