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Mr John HOWELL

Mandates

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 (since 29/01/2020)
  • 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 Turkey): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between 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 ZZ… (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 04/04/2021)
  • 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

22/04/2021 | 11:52:33 Thank you Madam President and I apologise for the technological links that have prevented me from joining so far. There are only two points that I wish to raise. The first is the Istanbul Convention and the second is the independence of the judiciary. The withdrawal by the president from the Istanbul Convention without any parliamentary debate is indeed a devastating a piece of news as has been demonstrated this week on a number of different occasions. And withdrawing from a human rights... 21/04/2021 | 17:22:58 Thank you very much, Mr President. I had not quite seen myself as the champion of Anglo-Saxon Europe, but there we are. I would like to thank the rapporteurs for their reports on this. They raised some very important points. The importance of this is, firstly, in what they do to link chronic and long-term illness with premature mortality, that is a very important point. But the second point – that they do mention throughout their report – is the effect that this has on lives and on the... 21/04/2021 | 12:07:13 Thank you Mr President. I would like to begin by giving my warmest congratulations to both rapporteurs who produced excellent reports on this. A number of people have said that Belarus is not of course a member of the Council of Europe. If it were a member of the Council of Europe, in the face of these elections, it would be chucked out because this is not an acceptable way of behaving. Nobody could have sat there after the elections and watch the mass protests with a hard heart and not sided... 20/04/2021 | 17:27:39 Thank you Madam President. Soon after I first joined the Council of Europe which was some time ago now, I was involved in a debate on behalf of my group in the hemicycle on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. It is very sad for me to still be here still talking about the same conflict. You can argue about whether it is the same conflict or not, but essentially it is the the same conflict. The reason that is very sad is because I have many friends amongst the Azeri delegation and I... 20/04/2021 | 16:02:16 Mr President, I think if you listen to the earlier contributions to this debate you could have been forgiven for thinking that the rise of digital companies is entirely due to the pandemic. Of course it is not. It may have been enhanced by the pandemic, but it is not due to the rise of these companies during the pandemic. Clearly the other thing that I think, that it is important to stress this point, is that these companies produce products, produce services, that people like, that are of...

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