Earl Howe

Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • United Kingdom–European Union Parliamentary Partnership Assembly - Question 12 Jul 2021

    My Lords, it is a matter for Parliament to consider the potential shape of the parliamentary partnership assembly, within the framework set out in the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement. I understand that informal discussions involving Members of both Houses are ongoing.
  • United Kingdom–European Union Parliamentary Partnership Assembly - Question 12 Jul 2021

    My Lords, the Government are wholeheartedly in favour of dialogue between Parliament and the European Parliament, but, as the noble Baroness knows, the primary impetus from the UK side for establishing a parliamentary partnership assembly needs to come from both Houses of Parliament, which is why Members of both Houses are working on a proposal. Reporting back to the House by the PPA, once it...
  • United Kingdom–European Union Parliamentary Partnership Assembly - Question 12 Jul 2021

    My Lords, as the noble Lord has said, the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement—the TCA—makes explicit provision for a parliamentary partnership assembly, but on a permissive basis. It is implicit in the wording that this must be for the two Parliaments to establish. However, I can tell the noble Lord that, at the very first Partnership Council meeting, both the UK Government and the EU...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1984

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 3 Oct 2019)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (since 12 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (11 May 2015 to 26 Jul 2019)
  • 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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