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Mr John HOWELL

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In the political groups

  • Treasurer: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 27/01/2020
  • Auditor: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance from 05/10/2019 to 26/01/2020
  • Auditor: European Conservatives Group from 22/01/2018 to 04/10/2019
  • Member: European Conservatives Group from 27/11/2015 to 21/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 27/11/2015 Representative - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 25/01/2021)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 25/01/2021)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 25/01/2021)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 24/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 24/11/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 25/01/2016 to 23/11/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 27/11/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Türkiye): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 06/12/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 25/01/2016 to 23/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Jerome MAYHEW (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Dame Cheryl GILLAN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 24/11/2017 to 04/04/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Tommy SHEPPARD (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Kerry MCCARTHY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 26/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Ms Paula SHERRIFF (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 13/10/2016 to 22/01/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Phil WILSON (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 14/12/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Sir Roger GALE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2016 to 12/10/2016)

Interventions

Last speeches

23/06/2022 | 15:56:11 Thank you very much, Mister President. And I'm extremely grateful to Mr Frank SCHWABE for this motion. Without his persistent pursuit of it, I doubt very much whether we would have seen a new Bill of Rights introduced into parliament in the UK this week, which will of course increase discussion. So, I thank him for that. I doubt, too, whether we would have seen clarification of the Government's position. So let me just read out from the document. This is produced by the Government of the UK... 23/06/2022 | 10:22:17 Thank you very much. When I first read this report, I was struck by how this is almost a classic monitoring report. It is very good, very good indeed. What I mean by that is that it has not sought to turn monitoring into a big stick with which to beat Malta, but it has set out very carefully to look at the way in which Malta is developing, and how we can provide the assistance to allow Malta to develop further. I think that that is a very important fact that we should all remember when we... 21/06/2022 | 18:46:20 Thank you very much. I too have met Yevgeniya Kara-Murza, and I want to comment on the second report, but before I do that let me thank Mr Frank SCHWABE and Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR for their two valuable reports, which had a tremendous amount of interesting information. If I turn to the second report, first, I think it's really important not to gloss over what happened to Vladimir Kara-Murza when he was arrested. It's important to go into the detail because it shows so much about how... 20/06/2022 | 15:42:31 Thank you very much, Madam Chairman. I appreciate that this report covers a very sensitive issue. I would fully agree that political parties should not exhibit any signs of racism at all. I was surprised, however, at a statement that the report mentioned where it says that racism and intolerance are rife in Europe. In spite of the efforts to eradicate them on the part of public authorities and civil society organisations, forms of intolerance including a number of different forms as well as... 27/04/2022 | 11:21:13 Thank you very much, Madam President. I am unashamedly on the side of Ukraine. The speech which has moved me the most this morning has been that excellent speech of Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO, amongst many other excellent speeches this morning. He spoke with sincerity and with clarity and should have brought home to us what this war is about and what its effects are. I don't want to use faint praise to damn this report when I say that it contains many worthy items that we should concentrate on...

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