Lord Howarth of Newport

Former MP


A selection of Lord Howarth of Newport's votes

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  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Wales Bill - Second Reading (Continued) 10 Oct 2016

    My Lords, this Bill should not have been placed before Parliament in the state it is in. For all the work of the Silk commission, of which the noble Lord, Lord Bourne, was a distinguished member, three successive Secretaries of State, pre-legislative scrutiny of a draft Bill and then scrutiny of this Bill by the House of Commons, it is a mess. It is confused and opaque. The opacity is not...
  • Schools - Statement 12 Sep 2016

    My Lords, at a time when, surely, the great challenge for political leadership is to unify a country which the Brexit vote exposed as being deeply divided by age, class, region, skills, income and wealth, the Prime Minister is insisting on introducing this most divisive of policies. The Government say that their concern is for ordinary, working class people. Will the Minister acknowledge that...
  • Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 9 Sep 2016

    My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and congratulate him on bringing in this necessary legislation, which the Government, in the person of the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, should have introduced at that time but did not. The Bill is well drafted but like the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, I look forward to the shrewd scrutiny of its details by noble Lords in Committee. Why is...

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Labour Peer

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


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)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (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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