A selection of Lord Howarth of Newport's votes
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Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
11 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1997–2010
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2003
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
12 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2008–2011
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011
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My Lords, the noble Earl is far too young, and the noble Baroness the Minister is certainly too young, to remember that before we joined the European Union, young UK citizens travelled, studied and worked with great freedom across Europe west of the Iron Curtain. Can she confirm that you do not have to be a member of the EU to participate in the Erasmus programme? Does she agree that the...
My Lords, I have noticed that the most ardent defenders of the status quo are certain noble Lords whose hereditary peerages are of the least antiquity. Is that because they hope that the effluxion of time will clothe them as legislators in some flimsy legitimacy?
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the failure of prosecutions brought under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, whether they will review the legislation.
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Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2005
Previously MP for Newport East until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Stratford-upon-Avon, 1983-1997 and for Newport East, 1997-2005. Parliament Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Science, 1989-1992; Education and Employment, 1997-1998 and at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 1998-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Newport East; Stratford-on-Avon
Currently held offices
- Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (since 29 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jul 1998 to 11 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts) (28 Jul 1998 to 7 Jun 2001)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment and Equal Opportunities), Department for Education and Employment (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
- Member, Social Security Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Member, National Heritage Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 17 Jan 1994)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) (24 Jul 1989 to 28 Nov 1992)
- Government Whip (27 Jul 1988 to 24 Jul 1989)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (18 Jun 1987 to 25 Jul 1988)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1980 to 1 Jul 1981)
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