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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Belarus: Human Rights 29 Jul 2021

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrest of activists and staff from the human rights organisation Viasna on 14 July in Minsk, Belarus; and what representations they plan to make to the government of Belarus about the release of those detained.
  • UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I had the good fortune to serve as a Minister in DfID in a previous incarnation of my political life. I saw at first hand the impact and value of much of the work that is done and funded by our foreign aid programmes. I have listened carefully to a number of the contributions today and many noble Lords have spoken of their experience and knowledge of individual programmes and their...
  • University Students: Compensation for Lost Teaching and Rent - Commons Urgent Question 19 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I declare my interest as chair of the Office for Students. Will my noble friend join me in commending those institutions which have offered rent rebates to students after a very difficult year for many and in calling for more to do the same?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 September 2020

Previously MP for Stockton South until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Also represented Stockton South

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Topics of interest

Lord Wharton of Yarm campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Insolvency Service: Stockton On Tees
  • Renewable Energy
  • Asylum: Finance
  • Traffic Penalty Tribunal
  • Business: Government Assistance

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (17 Jul 2016 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse) (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Anthony Howard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 27 August 2016

Date accepted: 27 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 August 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Howard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 10 February 2017

Date accepted: 10 February 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 February 2017)
Name of donor: IPGL Ltd
Address of donor: Park House, 16 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 24 February 2017

Date accepted: 24 February 2017

Donor status: company, registration 02011009

(Registered 02 March 2017)

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