David Howarth

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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

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Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Sustainable Development
  • Young Offenders
  • National Identity Register
  • Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques
  • Youth Justice

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Shadow Solicitor General), Home Affairs (21 Jul 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Justice Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • Shadow Solicitor General, Ministry of Justice (5 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 2007 to 3 Jun 2008)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy), Trade & Industry (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 13 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Royalties and fees from books on law.
Payment of £8.91 from Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd in respect of royalties on the book of 'The Law of Restitution' which was published in 2003 and on which all the work was carried out before I became a Member in 2005. (Registered 9 July 2009)
Received £500 from Thompsons Solicitors for taking part in an academic seminar about the law of tort. Address: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LW. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 8 February 2010)
11. Miscellaneous
Fellowship at Clare College Cambridge, giving occasional access to college facilities.
Reader in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (on unpaid leave 2005-10).

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