Lord Howell of Guildford Portrait

Lord Howell of Guildford

Conservative - Life peer

2 APPG memberships (as of 15 Jun 2022)
Commonwealth, Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022
International Relations and Defence Committee
25th May 2016 - 1st Jul 2019
Soft Power Committee
16th May 2013 - 11th Mar 2014
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)
12th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
1st Jul 2000 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
8th Jun 2005 - 6th May 2010
Procedure and Privileges Committee
15th Jun 2005 - 18th Nov 2006
European Union Committee
3rd Dec 1998 - 30th Nov 2000
Foreign Affairs Committee
26th Feb 1986 - 21st Mar 1997
Foreign Affairs Committee
1st Jan 1987 - 21st Mar 1997
Liaison Committee (Commons)
17th Jun 1987 - 21st Mar 1997
Secretary of State for Transport
14th Sep 1981 - 11th Jun 1983
Secretary of State for Energy
5th May 1979 - 13th Sep 1981
Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)
1st Jul 1977 - 3rd May 1979
Minister of State (Department of Energy)
8th Jan 1974 - 4th Mar 1974
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)
5th Nov 1972 - 8th Jan 1974
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)
26th Mar 1972 - 5th Nov 1972
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment)
5th Jan 1971 - 26th Mar 1972
Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Service Department)
20th Jun 1970 - 26th Mar 1972
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
20th Jun 1970 - 5th Jan 1971

Scheduled Event
Thursday 30th June 2022
Debate - Main Chamber
2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the future of the Commonwealth
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6th July 2022
Constitution Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Role of the Lord Chancellor and the Law Officers
6 Jul 2022, 10 a.m.
At 10.15am: Oral evidence
The Rt Hon. the Lord Garnier QC - former Solicitor General for England and Wales (2010-12) at Attorney General's Office
The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC - former Attorney General for England and Wales, and Advocate General for Northern Ireland (2010-14) at Attorney General's Office
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Division Votes
Tuesday 21st June 2022
Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 88 Conservative No votes vs 13 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 28 Noes - 181
Thursday 16th June 2022
Ukraine and Neighbouring Countries: ODA
My Lords, this is a very good report of what we are doing now to support Ukraine in its agony, …
Written Answers
Monday 22nd March 2021
Nuclear Power Stations: Bradwell-on-Sea
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on plans for the construction of a new nuclear power-generating …
Early Day Motions
None available
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MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Howell of Guildford has voted in 256 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(48 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(40 debate interactions)
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(10 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(8 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Howell of Guildford, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Lord Howell of Guildford has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Howell of Guildford has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Howell of Guildford has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Howell of Guildford has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

1 Written Question in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
8th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on plans for the construction of a new nuclear power-generating facility at Bradwell-on-Sea.

I understand the developer is focussing on prioritising technical aspects with associated risks including impact of Covid-19 on their project, whilst pausing other areas of work including detailed preparations for Development Consent Order application, with the aim of re-engaging and sequencing their overall development programme in the future.

This is a commercial decision for the developer, new nuclear projects are developer led, and it is not a matter for the Government.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)