Sir George Howarth

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Labour

Member for Knowsley

george.howarth.mp@parliament.uk
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Panel of Chairs (since January 2020)

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Petition debates participated in by Sir George Howarth

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
247,048
Petition Closed

Ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging

Gov Responded - 18 Jun 2019 Debated on - 24 Jun 2019 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
5 Jun 2019
closed 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Today the Earth is at a crisis point due to our plastic consumption, and as a result, people in the UK are more willing than ever to engage in recycling. Yet so much food packaging remains completely, frustratingly unrecyclable. Let's aim for the UK to lead the world with a 100% recycling rate.

108,144
Petition Closed

NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018 Debated on - 10 Jun 2019 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 9 months, 1 week ago

Children & young adults with CF endure lifelong suffering & early death. They need Orkambi and other precision medicines as they are developed. Sufferers in the EU, US & Australia can access the drugs, but not the UK. Hundreds have died in the 3yrs since these drugs were licensed.

115,723
Petition Closed

People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

Gov Responded - 14 Mar 2019 Debated on - 25 Mar 2019 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
3 Jun 2019
closed 8 months, 3 weeks ago

People are scared of the amount of knife crime with apparently very little deterent to stop people carrying knifes.

72,241
Petition Closed

Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 21 Jan 2019 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
10 Apr 2019
closed 10 months, 2 weeks ago

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

307,897
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

Gov Responded - 21 Nov 2018 Debated on - 26 Nov 2018 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
30 Apr 2019
closed 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily.
Fireworks are a nuisance to the public. They scare animals, young children and people with a phobia.
They injure thousands of people every year.
They cause damage to buildings, vehicles,emergancy vehicles etc.
Lastly Kids are STILL being sold them.

112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

238,769
Petition Closed

Stop the privatisation of NHS services

Gov Responded - 20 Feb 2018 Debated on - 23 Apr 2018 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
17 May 2018
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

We call for a ban on the outsourcing (privatisation) of NHS services, and stop the renewal of any outsourcing contracts already signed. Companies should not be profiteering from NHS contracts, when every pound of NHS budgets is desperately needed for more doctors and nurses, and to pay them more.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Sir George Howarth's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.

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Most recent EDMs signed by Sir George Howarth

Date Tabled Title Signatures
30 Jan 2020
Sir George Howarth signed this EDM on 11 Feb 2020
Interserve industrial action at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House supports members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) employed by Interserve at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) who will embark on a month of strike action throughout February 2020; notes that this dispute has been ongoing since March 2019 over issues including pay, trade …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Scottish National Party: 11
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
16 Jan 2020
Sir George Howarth signed this EDM on 11 Feb 2020
Adequacy of British assistance to reduce death sentences and torture in Bahrain
Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House strongly condemns the Government of Bahrain’s increased use of capital punishment, including the recent re-imposition of death sentences against dissidents, Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa; is concerned that that their sentences were based heavily on confessions extracted under torture and that the prosecution failed to present any …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
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Commons initiatives led by Sir George Howarth

Sir George Howarth has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

2 Adjournment Debates led by Sir George Howarth

Date Forum Title
12 Dec 2018 Commons Chamber Diabetes: Artificial Pancreas
26 Mar 2018 Commons Chamber Cable Standards: Fire Safety

Sir George Howarth has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


157 Written Questions asked by Sir George Howarth

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