A selection of Earl Howe's votes
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Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 10 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
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The Ministry of Defence works closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when there is evidence of illegal salvage of our vessels overseas. The Government is aware of the illegal removal of material from the wrecks of HMS PRINCE OF WALES and HMS REPULSE. We strongly condemn any desecration of any site of maritime military remains. By invoking the principle of Sovereign Immunity, and by...
The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regulates the flying activity of the Red Arrows (Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT)). There are circumstances where military display flying may be required to abide by additional restrictions imposed by those responsible for organising or directing flying displays. The MAA has no plans to restrict RAFAT to display flying exclusively over Ministry of...
Ultimate responsibility for nuclear weapon safety lies with the Secretary of State for Defence. Specific individuals are authorised as responsible for nuclear weapon safety for each life-cycle of the weapon: development and assembly; transport; naval base support; and deployment at sea. These individuals operate under regulation by the two nuclear safety regulators; the independent Defence...
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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, Health (6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Family (6 Jul 2004 to 17 Mar 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 67 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 68.38% 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") 2477 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
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