David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford

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The Lord Howell of Guildford

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Howell in 2020
Chair of the House of Lords International Relations Committee
In office
25 May 2016 – 1 July 2019
Preceded byCommittee established
Succeeded byThe Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Minister of State for International Energy Policy
In office
14 May 2010 – 5 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Sec. of StateWilliam Hague
Preceded byIvan Lewis
Succeeded byHugo Swire
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
In office
8 June 2005 – 6 May 2010
LeaderMichael Howard
David Cameron
Shad. LeaderThe Lord Strathclyde
ShadowingThe Lord Rooker
The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee
In office
1 January 1987 – 21 March 1997
Preceded byAnthony Kershaw
Succeeded byDonald Anderson
Ministerial offices
Secretary of State for Transport
In office
14 September 1981 – 11 June 1983
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byNorman Fowler
Succeeded byTom King
Secretary of State for Energy
In office
4 May 1979 – 14 September 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byTony Benn
Succeeded byNigel Lawson
Junior Ministerial offices
Minister of State for Energy
In office
8 January 1974 – 4 March 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Sec. of StateThe Lord Carrington
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byThomas Balogh
Minister of State for Northern Ireland
In office
5 November 1972 – 8 January 1974
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Sec. of StateFrancis Pym
Preceded byWilliam van Straubenzee
Succeeded byStan Orme
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
26 March 1972 – 5 November 1972
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Sec. of StateWillie Whitelaw
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPeter Mills
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment
In office
5 January 1971 – 26 March 1972
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Sec. of StateRobert Carr
Maurice Macmillan
Preceded byDudley Smith
Succeeded byNicholas Scott
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
24 June 1970 – 6 January 1971
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
ChancellorAnthony Barber
Preceded byReginald Eyre
Succeeded byHector Monro
Parliamentary Secretary for the Civil Service Department
In office
23 June 1970 – 26 March 1972
Prime MinisterEdward Heath
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byKenneth Baker
Parliamentary Representation
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
18 June 1997
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Guildford
In office
31 March 1966 – 8 April 1997
Preceded byGeorge Nugent
Succeeded byNick St Aubyn
Personal details
Born
David Arthur Russell Howell

(1936-01-18) 18 January 1936 (age 86)
London, United Kingdom
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Cary Davina Wallace (m. 1967)
Children3, including Frances
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge

David Arthur Russell Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford, PC (born 18 January 1936)[1] is a British Conservative politician, journalist, and economic expert. He was the Secretary of State for Energy and then for Transport under Margaret Thatcher's cabinet.

He also was Minister of State in the Foreign Office from the election in 2010 until 2012. In 2016, he became Chair of the House of Lords International Relations Committee.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mr David Howell (Hansard)". api.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2021-05-10.