Lord Howarth of Newport

Former MP, Newport


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How Lord Howarth of Newport voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading 18 Jul 2014

    My Lords, I am against the Bill, but I think it right that your Lordships are debating it and the issues to which it gives rise. The decision ought to be made eventually and in due course by the elected House, but the debate that has taken place in the nation at large has not yet been adequate to enable society and Parliament to come to a final view. If I were terminally ill and in great...
  • Arts: Lottery Funding — Question 10 Jul 2014

    My Lords, if the principle of additionality is to mean what we all want it to mean in practice across the country, will the Minister talk to his friends at the Department for Communities and Local Government? So long as local authorities are so severely constrained in their ability to support the arts, it will not be possible to have the kind of thriving arts ecology across the whole country...
  • Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) 8 Jul 2014

    My Lords, I am aware that the Committee is hungry. I am hungry myself, so I shall be extremely brief. This amendment, helpfully tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, provides us with the only opportunity to debate the provisions in the Bill that deal with cutting agents used to bulk out illegal drugs. I simply want to draw to the attention of the Committee the law of unintended...

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment and Equal Opportunities), Department for Education and Employment (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)


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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question 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 84.35% 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") 362 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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