Earl Howe

Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Syria: Islamic State 13 Jun 2019

    We have seen no evidence that the Coalition has conducted any airstrikes on ferries owned by the government of Syria transporting oil near al-Shuhail.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Vehicles 13 Jun 2019

    The Ministry of Defence policy is that tyres fitted to vehicles are inspected at regular intervals in line with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) inspection manual 2018 edition. This takes into account the requirements in paragraph 5.2 of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Guide to Maintaining Road Worthiness of Commercial Goods and Passenger Carrying...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Vehicles 13 Jun 2019

    Details on the number of tyres fitted in single formation on vehicles used by the Ministry of Defence are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. No estimate of the cost of replacing tyres that are 10 or more years old has been made. All vehicles are maintained and serviced regularly, at which time tyres are replaced if they do not meet minimum legal and safety...

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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 47 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 68.41% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2625 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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