Lord Howarth of Newport
Former MP, Newport
Former MP, Newport
Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
My Lords, in my three minutes, I shall touch on just two themes from this excellent and complex report. The first is well-being. It is some years since David Cameron said in a speech that, “it’s time we focused not just on GDP but on GWB—general wellbeing”. He understood that economic growth is not an end; it is a means to lives of well-being. That, of course, was...
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...
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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