Lord Howell of Guildford

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Wagner Group: Sanctions Regime - Commons Urgent Question 26 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I am sure that my noble friend will appreciate the strength of feeling she has heard from the interventions so far. I think we are coming across our old friend non-joined-up government. It seems incredible that the departments concerned were not able to co-ordinate against a clearly identified enemy—the Wagner Group. Would the Minister accept that we are, in a sense, on a sort of...
  • Manufacturing Post Brexit - Question 26 Jan 2023

    When we look to supporting manufacturing industries, is not the immediate question what we are all going to do in the face of rising American protectionism and subsidies, particularly in the motor sector? Are we going to challenge them? Are we going to join with the EU in its enormous plan for subsidies to counter American subsidies, or are we going to do nothing or go it alone?
  • Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Committee: Amendment 3 23 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I am going to focus on Amendment 5 as well, regarding the impact issue. I agree very much with the conclusion of the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, who has just spoken, but—I hope this does not sound too contrary—for the opposite reasons to those that he gave as to why we should not put too much faith in impact assessments. My opposite reason is that, far from this being a tiny issue...

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Profile

Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Constitution Committee (since 29 Oct 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Chair, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Chair, Soft Power Committee (16 May 2013 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (Also Shadow Minister for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs), Parliament (8 Sep 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (Also Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Parliament (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Deputy Leader of the Lords), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Deputy Shadow Leader of the House of Lords (Also Shadow Minister for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs), Parliament (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (9 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Deputy Leader, Parliament (9 Jul 2007 to 9 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Shadow Leader, Parliament (9 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Leader, Parliament (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (15 Jun 2005 to 18 Nov 2006)
  • Deputy Leader, House of Lords (13 Jun 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (8 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Foreign Affairs (17 Mar 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, International Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 2000 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (6 Dec 1999 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, European Union Committee (3 Dec 1998 to 30 Nov 2000)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (1 Nov 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (17 Jun 1987 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (1 Jan 1987 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (1 Jan 1987 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (26 Feb 1986 to 1 Jan 1987)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (14 Sep 1981 to 11 Jun 1983)
  • Secretary of State for Energy (5 May 1979 to 13 Sep 1981)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 1977 to 3 May 1979)
  • Minister of State (Department of Energy) (8 Jan 1974 to 4 Mar 1974)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (5 Nov 1972 to 8 Jan 1974)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (26 Mar 1972 to 5 Nov 1972)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (5 Jan 1971 to 26 Mar 1972)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Service Department) (20 Jun 1970 to 26 Mar 1972)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (20 Jun 1970 to 5 Jan 1971)

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