Howard Stoate

Former Labour MP for Dartford

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Kent 30 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what schemes in Kent Thameside have received funding from his Department and its executive agencies in each of the last five years; and how much funding was allocated to each of those schemes.
  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Housing: Regeneration 23 Mar 2010

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made by the Home and Communities Agency in its Single Conversation process in north Kent; and if he will make a statement.
  • [Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety 18 Mar 2010

    I want to start by echoing your sentiments, Mr. Russell, about the quality of this afternoon's debate. As you have already pointed out, the Government and Opposition leads are nurses, and a pharmacist is leading for the Liberal Democrats. An illustrious retired physician is speaking for the Independents, and we also have an immunologist present. In addition, my right hon. Friend the Member...

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Former Labour MP for Dartford

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • South East
  • Housing
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Equality Act
  • Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (2 Jul 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Estelle Morris, Minister of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
General medical practitioner.
Occasional income from 'Westminster Experience' training health professionals. (Up to £5,000)
Albion Surgery, 6 Pincott Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 7LP. Receive estimated value of one twelfth of my net annual practice profit share providing general medical services.
£3,500 received on 2 July 2009. Hours: 68hrs. (Registered 10 July 2009)
£3,500 received on 4 August 2009. Hours: 65hrs. (Registered 10 August 2009)
£3,500 received on 4 September 2009. Hours: 44hrs. (Registered 14 September 2009)
£3,500 received on 4 October 2009. Hours: 60hrs. (Registered 9 October 2009)
£3500 received on 5 November 2009. Hours: 60 hrs. (Registered 5 November 2009)
£3500 received on 5 December 2009. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2009)
£3500 received on 5 January 2010. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 7 January 2010)
£3,500 received on 5 February 2010. Hours: 64 hrs. (Registered 8 February 2010)
£3,500 received on 4 March 2010. Hours: 65 hrs. (Registered 10 March 2010)
£3,500 received on 4 April 2010. Hours: 65 hrs. (Registered 8 April 2010)
Payments from Cumberlege Connections Ltd, Snells Cottage, The Green, Newick, East Sussex BN8 4LA:
£450 received on 15 October 2009 for training NHS Chief Executives in how to engage effectively with Parliament. Hours: 4 hours. (Registered 28 October 2009)
£350 received on 3 March 2010 for training BME Health Managers in how to engage effectively with Parliament. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 10 March 2010)
£300 received on 16 March 2010 for training Health Service managers in engaging effectively with Parliament. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 25 March 2010)
£200 received on 1 December 2009 from the Royal College of General Practitioners, for a keynote speech to the annual general meeting of the South London faculty. Address: 14 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PU. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2009)

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