Lord Howarth of Newport

Former MP, Newport

Labour

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How Lord Howarth of Newport voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Lord Howarth of Newport occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Arts Council: Spending Outside London — Question 20 Nov 2014

    My Lords, is it not inconceivable that the Arts Council should cease to fund our great national cultural institutions, many of which are, for historical reasons, located in London? I join the Minister and other noble Lords in pressing the point about local authorities. If we are to make up the deficit of funding in the regions, surely it is important to find better scope to enable local...
  • Wales Bill — Report (Continued) 11 Nov 2014

    My Lords, I support the amendment that my noble friend has just moved. It is as important as any other that we have debated today. I cannot see a satisfactory future for devolution in Wales until the Barnett nettle has been grasped. It is scandalous that no Government have dealt with this problem since the mid-1970s when the formula was introduced. Cumulatively, since devolution was...
  • Wales Bill — Report (Continued) 11 Nov 2014

    My Lords, these amendments utter an important warning. It is one thing to devolve minor taxes, such as development land tax and landfill tax, it is another to devolve more significant taxes such as air passenger duty, of which the noble Lord, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, has just spoken. But when it comes to the major taxes such as income tax and corporation tax, very deep thought needs to be given to...

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Labour Peer

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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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 37 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 84.50% 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") 378 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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