Lord Howell of Guildford

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Japan Free Trade Agreement - Statement 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register and join in the congratulations on the achievement of this agreement in principle, and for which my noble friend the Minister deserves a certain amount of personal credit. I join, too, in the sending of good wishes to the new Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Yoshihide Suga. Could this deal herald an era of increased collaboration with...
  • Energy: Hydrogen - Question 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I declare my energy interests as in the register. Does my noble friend agree that hydrogen as an energy vector is an old story with an entirely new life nowadays? Has he noticed that Japan has declared its aim to be the world’s first hydrogen-based economy, safely using both green hydrogen from surplus renewable electricity, of which there is plenty, and blue hydrogen or hythane,...
  • Renewable Energy - Question 15 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I declare my interests, as in the register. Presumably, the Government accept the NIC’s view that “renewables alone cannot create a resilient energy system for future decades”. Following the excellent point made by the noble Lord, Lord Holmes, how many additional nuclear power plants, large or small, are now planned to keep us on the pathway to zero net emissions, prevent...

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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Government Whip (20 Jun 1970 to 5 Jan 1971)

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