David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford PC, is a British Conservative politician, journalist, and economic consultant. Having been successively Secretary of State for Energy and then for Transport under Margaret Thatcher, Howell has more recently been a Minister of State in the Foreign Office from the election in 2010 until the reshuffle of 2012.
Along with William Hague, Sir George Young and Kenneth Clarke, he is one of the few Cabinet ministers from the 1979–97 governments who still holds high office in the party, being its deputy leader in the House of Lords.
His daughter, Frances, is married to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Conservative MP George Osborne.
In May 2013, he was appointed president of the Energy Industries Council. In July 2013, he said, in a Lords’ discussion on fracking, “there are large, uninhabited and desolate areas, certainly in parts of the north-east, where there is plenty of room for fracking, well away from anybody’s residence, and where it could be conducted without any threat to the rural environment”.
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