Lord Howard of Lympne

Lord Howard of Lympne

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Howard of Lympne CH QC


Michael Howard



Joined the Lords

13 July 2010

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Leader of the Conservative Party 2003-05
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition 2003-05
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2001-03
Shadow Secretary of State 1997-99
Home Secretary 1993-97
Secretary of State for Environment 1992-93
Secretary of State for Employment 1990-92
Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Housing) 1989-90
Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Planning) 1988-89
Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government) 1987-88
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) 1985-87
Committee House Date
Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) Commons 2009-10
Constituency Date
Folkestone & Hythe 1983-10

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Chairman, Entrée Gold Inc (exploration and mining)
    • Non-executive Chairman, Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Limited
    • Non-executive Director, Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited
    • Non-executive Director, Soma Management Limited
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Queen's Counsel (non-practising)
    • Member, House of Lords Appointments Commission
    • Occasional newspaper articles and television appearances
    • Member, Advisory Board, Orca Exploration Group Inc (explores for and produces natural gas)
    • Advisory Board Member, Tetronics International Ltd
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Luup NV (independent provider of mobile payment solutions)
    • Entrée Gold Inc (exploration and mining)
    • Orca Exploration Group Inc (explores for and produces natural gas)
    • Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Limited
    • Tetronics International Limited (supplier of direct current plasma arc systems)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Flat in London SW1 from which rental income is received
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Assilah, Morocco, 11-15 August 2014, with wife to attend environmental conference; my fares and our accommodation and meals were paid for by the Assilah Foundation
  • 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

    • Honorary Membership, Carlton Club
    • Honorary Membership, Pratt's Club
    • Honorary Membership, Buck's Club
    • Guest lecturer, accompanied by wife, on cruise on Quest for Adventure, 7-13 November 2013, operated by Saga; hospitality and flights provided
    • Attended, with my wife, Sir Bani Yas Forum in Abu Dhabi, 14-17 November 2013 organised by United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs in association with Chatham House; flights, accommodation and hospitality provided by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Guest lecturer, accompanied by wife, on cruise on Queen Elizabeth, 4-18 March 2014, operated by Cunard; hospitality and flights provided
    • Guest of Conservative Middle East Council at Gala Lunch given by Conservative Middle East Council, 19 June 2014
  • 9: Miscellaneous financial interests

    • Member of various racehorse-owning syndicates
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Member, Advisory Board, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Chairman, Help the Hospices
    • Trustee, Council of Christians and Jews
    • Chairman, UK-Japan 21st Century Group
    • Trustee, Atlantic Partnership