Earl Howe

Deputy Leader of the House of Lords


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Medals 14 Nov 2017

    The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has no plans to award the British Empire Medal to serving military personnel. Service personnel are eligible for a range of state honours for their work in the MOD or in other aspects of UK Defence; the military division of Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2017 saw a total of 113 Service personnel granted such honours. In addition to state...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Submarines: Procurement 14 Nov 2017

    The Dreadnought programme is rightly funded as part of the Ministry of Defence's budget. We remain on track to deliver this programme within the £31 billion budget, with the first in the Dreadnought class entering service in the 2030s.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Finance 14 Nov 2017

    The Ministry of Defence's annual budget cycle allocates resources to the single Services and other parts of the Department on the basis of what they need to deliver defence policy, including the number of military and civilian personnel they require. Under the Department's delegated budgetary model, budget holders have the freedom to reallocate funding to take account of changes in costs,...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1984

Currently held offices

  • Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (since 12 May 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (since 11 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (17 May 2010 to 11 May 2015)
  • - Shadow Minister, Health (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (9 Jul 2007 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson In the Lords (Also In the Health Team), Family (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Health (22 Feb 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Family (6 Jul 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Public Services, Health & Education (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
  • Member, Library and Computers Sub Committee (11 Nov 1991 to 17 Mar 1992)


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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Earl Howe’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 68.54% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 33 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2497 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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