Paul Howell Portrait

Paul Howell

Conservative - Sedgefield

Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 13th May 2021
Division Votes
Wednesday 28th April 2021
National Security and Investment Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 357 Conservative Aye votes vs 1 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 358 Noes - 269
Wednesday 24th March 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

What steps she is taking to promote female participation in STEM. (914005)

Written Answers
Monday 20th July 2020
No title given
What support he is providing to help local authorities experiencing a reduction in income during the covid-19 outbreak.
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
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MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
1. Employment and earnings
Payments received as Councillor, Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UZ:

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Paul Howell has voted in 261 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)
Gavin Williamson (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Education
(5 debate interactions)
Andy McDonald (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(11 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(8 debate contributions)
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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

5 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Explanation of written questions
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)
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)
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.