Lord Howarth of Newport

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  • Constitutional Convention - Motion to Take Note 13 Dec 2018

    My Lords, it is an honour tinged with much sadness for me to follow the noble Lord’s valedictory speech. He was heard today, as he has been throughout his years in Parliament, with interest, respect and affection. He has been valued in both Houses of Parliament for his good sense, his expertise, his courtesy and his evident passion for the good of the country. I have known the noble Lord...
  • Constitutional Convention - Motion to Take Note 13 Dec 2018

    My Lords, as my noble friend Lord Foulkes has said, constitutional challenges abound. He said that this was not to be a debate on Brexit, but Brexit is a giant constitutional issue. He would have his constitutional convention address issues of democratic accountability, but we Brexiters seek to escape the democratic deficit of the EU. My noble friend really should not be such an ardent...
  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (1st Day) 5 Dec 2018

    My Lords, the Prime Minister has honourably striven to do the impossible: to find a compromise between remainers, for whom Brexit is above all a threat to our economy, and leavers, for whom what matters most is the recovery of our sovereignty. Remainers think that the economic cost of withdrawal on the terms she has negotiated is too great and see the deal as far inferior to remaining in the...

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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

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
  • 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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