I have not got a problem with a judge-led inquiry, if it is designed to try to reassure the public that we have now got all the facts out, but I certainly do not agree that either the ISC or Ministers lacked the means of getting to the truth at the time. What we did not have at the time was the evidence from the Americans. I would not have stood up in the Chamber and said I was absolutely...
I hope that my hon. Friend is not assuming-he would be wrong if he did-that the Intelligence and Security Committee was party to the late delivery of the report to this House. We were informed by the Prime Minister that it would be delivered yesterday, in good time for Members to read before this debate. It was not delivered, but it is not the Committee's fault that it was not delivered. I...
Is my hon. Friend aware that he is referring to a court case involving someone known as witness B who may be charged with an extremely serious offence? Is it not immensely irresponsible for my hon. Friend to say that he does not believe witness B, when he has read none of the documents and knows none of the evidence, and will not that do a great deal to jeopardise witness B's trial if he ever...
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Former Labour MP for Pontypridd
Entered the House of Commons on 23 February 1989 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Energy and Climate Change
- Culture Media and Sport
- Nuclear Power Stations
- Visas: Iraq
- Copyright: Internet
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
- Chairman, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (17 Jun 2005 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State (the Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
- Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Education and Skills (4 Nov 2004 to 11 May 2005)
- Minister of State (Universities), Department for Education and Skills (10 Sep 2004 to 4 Nov 2004)
- Minister of State, Department for Transport (13 Jun 2003 to 10 Sep 2004)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (11 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Lifelong Learning), Department for Education and Employment (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Kim Howells’s speeches
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 27 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 45 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 755 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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