Lord Howe

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality

Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality

Earl Howe has been Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Health since May 2010.

Educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford, Lord Howe began his career in Barclays Bank and served in a number of managerial and senior managerial posts both overseas and in London. In 1987 he was appointed London director of Adam & Co. plc, the Scottish-based private bank, where he remained until 1990.

He is married with three daughters and a son.

In 1991, Lord Howe became a government whip in the House of Lords and following the General Election of 1992 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary (Lords) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. In 1995 he became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, a post he relinquished at the 1997 General Election.

Between 1997 and 2010 he was opposition spokesman for Health and Social Services in the House of Lords. He is an elected hereditary peer under the provisions of the House of Lords Act 1999. Apart from his frontbench responsibilities, Earl Howe has previously been a member of the all-party groups on penal affairs, abuse investigations, pharmaceuticals, adoption, mental health and epilepsy.

Healthcare UK launches in Dubai

Earl Howe, UK Health Minister, and Professor Lord Darzi, UK Business Ambassador, speaking at the launch of Healthcare UK at the Arab Health Congress in Dubai.

Health Minister Lord Howe is today launching Healthcare UK at the Arab Health Congress in Dubai. A joint initiative between the Department of Health, NHS Commissioning Board and UK Trade … Read more → – Healthcare UK launches in Dubai

Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Businesses are being encouraged to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people the end of their … Read more → – Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

PiP one year on: thousands of women have turned to NHS for help

One year on since serious problems with PiP breast implants emerged, almost 8,000 women, who had their implants put in privately, have turned to the NHS for help. The latest … Read more → – PiP one year on: thousands of women have turned to NHS for help

NICE to help drive standards in social care

From April 2013, the role of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will expand to include social care. The Department of Health has agreed an initial list … Read more → – NICE to help drive standards in social care

NICE to assess high cost low volume drugs

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are to take forward work to assess very high cost drugs for people who suffer with rare conditions, work currently being … Read more → – NICE to assess high cost low volume drugs

Consultation launched on fertility and human tissue regulators

Proposals to change responsibility for regulating fertility treatment and human tissue are set out today with the launch of a consultation on the future of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology … Read more → – Consultation launched on fertility and human tissue regulators

Employers urged to offer flexible working to support mental health needs

Thousands of individuals with mental health needs could be offered more flexible working under a new initiative launched today by Health Minister Lord Howe. Speaking at the launch at The … Read more → – Employers urged to offer flexible working to support mental health needs