Paul Howell Portrait

Paul Howell

Conservative - Sedgefield

Oral Question
Monday 20th September 2021
Ministry of Defence
Oral Question No. 5
What assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the additional support for veterans and military charities announced on 6 September 2021.
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Nationality and Borders Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: To consider the Bill
21 Sep 2021, 9:25 a.m. View calendar
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Net Zero Governance
21 Sep 2021, 9:45 a.m.
At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Simon Bittlestone - Director, Value for Money at National Audit Office
Jill Rutter - Senior Fellow at Institute for Government
Tom Sasse - Associate Director at Institute for Government
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Nationality and Borders Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
21 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. View calendar
Oral Question
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Topical Question No. 2
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 23rd September 2021
Nationality and Borders Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
23 Sep 2021, 11:30 a.m. View calendar
Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 23rd September 2021
Nationality and Borders Bill - Oral evidence
Subject: Further to consider the Bill
23 Sep 2021, 2 p.m. View calendar
Division Votes
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Information Commissioner (Remuneration)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 359 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 2
Monday 13th September 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

While kickstart has been well received by many, there have been frustrations for some. My constituent, Francesca Harding, who runs …

Written Answers
Friday 16th July 2021
Maternity Services
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that the …
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
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MP Financial Interests
Monday 23rd August 2021
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: IX Wireless Limited Company
Address of donor: 4 Lockside Office Park, Lockside Road, Riversway, Preston PR2 2YS …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Paul Howell has voted in 283 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(8 debate interactions)
Andy McDonald (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights
(5 debate interactions)
Nigel Evans (Conservative)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(12 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(9 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(9 debate contributions)
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Sedgefield Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Paul Howell has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Paul Howell

Paul Howell has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Paul Howell, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Paul Howell has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Paul Howell has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Paul Howell has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Paul Howell has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

8 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
25th Mar 2020
What steps his Department is taking to expand the availability of gigabit-capable broadband throughout the UK.

The Government is committed to delivering nationwide gigabit capable connectivity as soon as possible. Much progress has already been made, with full fibre coverage doubling in the past year to reach 10% of UK premises, according to the latest Ofcom figures.

This Government will continue to take action to remove barriers to network rollout and to ensure that those in the hardest to reach areas are not left behind. We have introduced legislation to make it easier for operators to deploy broadband in blocks of flats, will be legislating to mandate gigabit connectivity in new builds and will invest £5 billion of funding to support gigabit rollout in hard to reach areas.

Matt Warman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Feb 2020
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support the 2025 celebration of the bicentenary of the Stockton and Darlington railway.

As the birthplace of our modern railway system, the Stockton and Darlington Railway is an important part of our nation’s heritage and I fully support efforts aimed at celebrating its bicentenary in 2025.

Through their Heritage Action Zones, Historic England is funding a £700,000 programme aimed at rejuvenating and restoring the 26 mile stretch of historic railway.

This programme will help realise the railway’s potential to become a major heritage attraction and international visitor destination.

Helen Whately
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
10th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to extend the PE and sport premium for the 2021-22 academic year; what his timeframe is for extending the School Games Organisers contracts; and if his Department will work with (a) Go Well and (b) other organisations to ensure the long-term future of PE and sport for young people in school and outside formal education.

The Department is aware of the importance of giving schools as much notice as possible of future funding and has confirmed that the Primary physical education (PE) and sport premium will continue at £320 million for the 2021/22 academic year. Schools will also be permitted to carry forward any unspent PE and sport premium funding from the current academic year to ensure that this is spent to benefit primary pupils’ physical education, school sport, and physical activity recovery.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that School Games Organisers are now fully funded for the 2021/22 financial year. Funding beyond that point will be subject to future Government Spending Review decisions.

The Government has committed to provide an update to the School Sport and Activity Action Plan this year. It is working closely with sport organisations through the school sport and activity sector forum which represents over 50 organisations. The Department for Education and DCMS ministers recently hosted a roundtable with representatives of the forum to discuss the Government’s long-term approach to PE and school sport and the role they can play in supporting education recovery.

Schools have flexibility to work with organisations to support the delivery of high-quality PE and sport to their pupils. It is up to schools to decide whether to use their Primary PE and sport premium to pay for the sort of support offered by Go Well.

Nick Gibb
Minister of State (Education)
7th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the national funding formula for schools on levels of socio-economic inequality (a) in Sedgefield constituency and (b) nationally.

The National Funding Formula commits extra funding to pupils with additional needs, including deprivation, low prior attainment, English as an additional language and mobility. This is because evidence shows that pupils with these characteristics are more likely to fall behind and need extra support to reach their full potential. In 2020-21, £6.3 billion will be allocated to 5-16 year olds with additional needs in England. Areas with high levels of additional needs will attract more funding and as a result Sedgefield receives higher than average per pupil funding. Next year, primary schools and secondary schools in Sedgefield will, on average, attract £4,496 and £5,609 per pupil respectively. This is above the national average of £4,352 for primary schools and of £5,578 for secondary schools.

Nick Gibb
Minister of State (Education)
9th Jul 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that the transition to the midwifery-led Continuity of Carer model is adequately resourced and supported; and whether woman who are pregnant following the death of a baby are given priority access to that service.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have committed to midwifery-led continuity of carer, so that it becomes the default model of care for women using maternity services across England by March 2023. NHS England and NHS Improvement have provided local maternity systems with £90.05 million between 2018 to 2021 to fulfil transformational objectives, including implementing continuity of carer models. An additional £96 million was announced earlier this year, the majority of which will be invested in additional midwives and obstetric capacity.

Upcoming guidance on midwifery-led continuity of carer will include advice on the implementation of maternal medicine-focused continuity of carer teams, which could be used to accommodate women deemed higher risk due to previous loss, whilst still offering continuity of the midwife caring for them.

Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
30th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 vaccines that are (a) recognised by the WHO and (b) not available in the UK will be recognised as part of a proposed vaccine passport scheme to aid working British citizens who have been vaccinated overseas.

Work is ongoing to determine which non-United Kingdom vaccines, including but not limited to those recognised by the World Health Organization, could be recognised in this country.

Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
6th Jan 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase the level of per pupil funding.

At last year’s Spending Round, the Chancellor announced a £7.1 billion increase in schools funding by 2022-23 compared to this year.

This will level up funding across the country and ensure at least £5,000 a year for every secondary school pupil next year, and £4,000 a year for every primary school pupil by 2021-22.

Rishi Sunak
Chancellor of the Exchequer
20th Jul 2020
What support he is providing to help local authorities experiencing a reduction in income during the covid-19 outbreak.

We have announced a sales, fees and charges co-payment scheme to compensate for irrecoverable losses in 2020/21 where those are above the level they could have been expected to plan for. We will also extend the period over which councils must manage shortfalls in local tax income relating to 2020-21. Further details of how we will support councils to manage tax losses will be announced at the spending review.