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UK City of Culture 2025: County Durham’s Bid (27 Apr 2022)

Mary Foy: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Paul Howell) both for securing this important debate and for allowing me to make a short contribution. It is vital that MPs in County Durham temporarily set aside our political differences and work together in support of a bid that would bring enormous economic and cultural benefits to the county we all represent. I am also grateful to Culture...

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (24 Mar 2022)

Lord Stunell: ...put into play are based on making sure that the Secretary of State does a proper value for money exercise and that they base their decision not just on the balance of probabilities—“If we’re lucky it’ll be all right; if we’re unlucky, well there we go”—but with some reasonable level of certainty that the exercise has produced the right result. Making it transparent and...

Net-zero Carbon Emissions: Behaviour Change - Motion to Take Note (16 Sep 2021)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: ...UK with some basic agreed facts about the challenge of climate change, what an individual might do in response and what help the Government might give to help them to respond. The noble Lord, Lord Howell of Guildford, rightly reminded us of the very serious problem of emissions in the Asian countries, but surely the two approaches—doing what we can in our own sphere and encouraging those...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (12 Apr 2021)

John Howell: ...with me. I am told that he loved to tell jokes. His jokes were designed to put people at their ease, but I do not recall him telling me one. A BBC presenter who interviewed me said that I was very lucky because few people were able to repeat his jokes in polite company. Although we are surrounded today by sadness at the Duke’s passing, it is worth noting that he died after a long life of...

STEM Subjects: Science and Discovery Centres — [Mrs Maria Miller in the Chair] (24 Mar 2021)

Michelle Donelan: ..., which targeted primary schools to encourage and inspire local children to engage in these areas, and to seed a thought about aspiring to a career in those sectors. In my constituency we are not lucky enough to have a science centre, but I encourage constituents to visit those in neighbouring areas, including the fantastic We The Curious science museum in Bristol, which my right hon....

Backbench Business: Covid-19: Community Pharmacies — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (11 Mar 2021)

Alex Norris: ...(Jackie Doyle-Price) for securing this important debate through the Backbench Business Committee, as well as for her leadership of the all-party parliamentary group on pharmacy. We are very lucky to have her commitment and her expertise in this area, and we can tell by how subscribed the debate has been and the high quality of it just how important community pharmacy is to Members of...

Tourism: Covid-19 (10 Sep 2020)

Matt Western: ...consultation with its staff and the unions from October. I mentioned the local economic system or ecosystem; both the hon. Member for Angus (Dave Doogan), and the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Paul Howell) mentioned the coach industry, which sort of lubricates the tourist sector. I spoke to Ridleys, which is based in Warwick. Some 75% of its business was in the touring sector; it has now...

Prison Staff: Health and Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (18 Mar 2020)

Patricia Gibson: ...; that cannot simply be viewed as part of the job. If prison officers do not feel safe, they cannot keep prisoners safe, and often many prisoners do not feel safe. The hon. Member for Henley (John Howell) pointed out the need for prisons to be maintained in good repair. The environment matters for the health and wellbeing of prison officers and prisoners. The hon. Member for North East...

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Ed Vaizey: ...into trouble—there is always something for Brexiteers, remainers or Corbynistas to get their teeth into and object to. I thoroughly enjoyed the speech of hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell)—I had no idea about his life as top-flight media executive; he was a star of the BBC World Service. There is also the Parliament channel, local radio news and the BBC’s website....

UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 May 2019)

Lord Marlesford: My Lords, how lucky the House of Lords is to have had this committee, and how lucky the committee is to have had my noble friend Lord Howell as its first, very distinguished, chair. I intend to focus on just two points on the challenge to the rules-based international order: economic migration and political Islam. First, I want to suggest how this rules-based order needed to come about....

Youth Inmates: Solitary Confinement (2 Apr 2019)

Edward Argar: ..., only for under-18s institutions in the youth custodial estate, and of course Aylesbury is not in that group. However, in response to a point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell), I want to point out that in the adult estate segregation should be used only as a last resort, when prisoners pose such a risk to themselves or others that no other suitable location is...

Children’S Social Care (17 Jan 2019)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) on securing this debate, on his expertise and on his persistence in ensuring that this debate was held—third time lucky. I also thank my hon. Friends the Members for Brentwood and Ongar (Alex Burghart) and for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford), and the hon. Members for West Ham (Lyn Brown), for Lincoln (Karen Lee), for...

Local Sporting Heroes (13 Nov 2018)

Mims Davies: ...getting out in trainers. We should absolutely celebrate him. Of course, people called Jones, as we heard this afternoon, are also very inspiring. My hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell) spoke about rowing, boxing, blood, sweat and tears and being the person on the mic at the dragon boat races. This morning, I met representatives of Activity Alliance, a disability inclusion...

NATO Summit 2018 - Motion to Take Note (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Soley: ...defence policy—and at the moment I am not sure that it is credible—there is an increased danger of war and that danger is greatly increased if there is instability in the world. We have been lucky; the last 70 years have been pretty stable, and many of us know the reasons why—stable superpower positions and so on. That is going, and Trump is an example of the breakdown of the United...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (22 Mar 2018)

Lord Suri: I am extremely grateful to the noble Lords, Lord Ahmad and Lord Howell, for organising this important debate on the Commonwealth. I have been lucky enough to have lived my entire life in Commonwealth states. My heritage originates from India and I lived in Kenya before coming to this country. Throughout my career I have pushed for closer ties with the Commonwealth and a strengthening of the...

NHS Staff: Oxfordshire (20 Feb 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...supremely well served by some extraordinary men and women in our hospitals and GP surgeries, who go well beyond what is required of them to provide first-class care. As Oxfordshire MPs we are also lucky to represent a population that, on the whole, is pretty healthy—indeed, the greatest health care challenge we face is the fact that a lot of our constituents, thankfully, live to a...

Exports: Africa and the Commonwealth - Question for Short Debate (27 Nov 2017)

Lord Popat: ...the strength of the ties that bind us together are things that perhaps only others can appreciate. However, the Commonwealth remains a vital part of Britain’s soft power. As my noble friend Lord Howell has often said, the Commonwealth is our family. These unique nations are getting together in London next year for a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Our Prime Minister has spoken...

Restorative Justice — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jan 2017)

Oliver Heald: ...for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill), in his customary way. He drew on his experience and made a number of very important points, which I will come to as my speech unveils itself. We were lucky to hear the wisdom of the right hon. Member for Delyn (Mr Hanson), who has a lot of experience in this area, both as a Minister and a very constructive Member of the Opposition during, for...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...is a long-term investment not just in stability in that region but in hope for those young people who might be exploited and perhaps turned to violence. I echo the points that the noble Lord, Lord Howell, made about the importance of diplomacy and that others in this debate have made about political solutions. As has already been said, we live in an increasingly interdependent world. The...

Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 Mar 2015)

Lord Bilimoria: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Howell, and his committee on this excellent report, Persuasion and Power in the Modern World. In fact the report shows why we need a permanent foreign affairs committee in this House. In his evidence to the Select Committee, Professor Nye said that in today’s international relations it is, “not just whose army wins, it is also whose story wins...


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