Lord Howarth of Newport
Former MP, Newport
Former MP, Newport
Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
Given that the M4 relief road around Newport is an infrastructural benefit to the United Kingdom as a whole, how much contribution are the Government of the UK planning to make to that very large cost?
My Lords, in a democracy, decisions ought to be taken at the level closest to the people whose lives they affect. The principle of subsidiarity is right, the moral and emotional case for devolution is powerful, and I support the Bill. But how to design a model of devolution in practice is far from straightforward. Politics is about reconciling and balancing different interests. How much...
We are considering the political arrangements that are appropriate for Wales. For all the reasons that I have already indicated, it must be wrong in principle; but here we are focusing on the question of Wales. The core of the Bill is fiscal devolution. It is anomalous that devolution should have created an Assembly and a Welsh Government that apply policies in Wales but do not raise taxes to...
Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2005
Previously MP for Newport East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Newport East; Stratford-on-Avon
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