Ben Howlett

Former Conservative MP for Bath

@ben4bath https://facebook.com/Ben4Bath

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education and Research Bill 26 Apr 2017

    You will be pleased to know, Madam Deputy Speaker, that my remarks in this debate will be short. I think all hon. Members have something else to do right now. I have championed universities for the last six years, and I have debated with many different Members from across the House. In the last two years, it has been a great privilege to be vice-chair of the all-party group on students,...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill 26 Apr 2017

    My hon. Friend has been a great advocate on this issue for a long time. I personally thank him for delivering these amendments. Given that there will be a new duty on institutions to give out their numbers of international students, what will happen to institutions that, for any reason, do not give that information to HESA under the terms of the enforcement powers?
  • The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements 26 Apr 2017

    Thanks to this Conservative Government, the west of England has received billions of pounds of investment in transport infrastructure. On frequent visits to Bath by the Transport Secretary and the Prime Minister, I have raised with them the issues of congestion and air pollution, as well as the need for a feasibility study on the long overdue A36-46 link road to the east of Bath. Does the...

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Former Conservative MP for Bath

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Ben Howlett campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Asthma
  • Joint Work and Health Unit
  • HIV Infection: Medical Treatments
  • Mental Health Services
  • Apprentices

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Great Britain China Centre with sponsorship by Prudential plc; (2) The All China Youth Federation
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SWIX 8PS; (2) 10, Qianmen Dong Dajie, Beijing, 100051, People’s Republic of China

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights and local transport with a value of £642.50; (2) Flights and local transport £642.50, plus accommodation £889, food and drink £178 and meetings (inc. interpretation, venue hire, equipment) £1,333, total £3,042.50

Destination of visit: China

Dates of visit: 5 – 9 December 2016

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2016 UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable and the UK-China People-to-People Dialogue, building UK-China partnership in youth, reform, innovation and entrepreneurship.

(Registered 19 December 2016)

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