Earl Howe

Deputy Leader of the House of Lords


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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee 20 Mar 2018

    Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2018 – Earl Howe. Orders and regulations
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Torpedoes 16 Mar 2018

    The urgency to establish a Maritime Patrol Aircraft capability led to the decision to procure the P8 aircraft 'off the shelf' with associated weapons fit via a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the US Government. This includes the US Mark 54 torpedo. I am withholding the cost of US Mark 54 torpedo stocks as disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or...
  • Brexit: Fashion Industry - Question 15 Mar 2018

    My Lords, I have taken a note of the speakers who have contributed, and it is the turn of the Conservatives.

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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 37 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 68.69% 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") 2526 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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