Council of Europe Monitoring in Turkish Prisons

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and an expected sanitary crisis in Turkish detention centres, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden, SOC) and John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA), have urged the Turkish authorities to ensure that any early or conditional release of

Beware COVID-19 Scams

While most people are pulling together to help one another in this difficult time there are those who try to take advantge of others instead.

Parliamentary Recess

I want to assure you that while Parliament is now closed for an extended recess, my team and I continue to do all that we can to raise questions on your behalf and help with particular issues, especially in this difficult situation.  

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Many of you are understandably concerned about the ongoing situation with the coronavirus which is affecting all of us in many different ways. The situation is rapidly evolving and many people have emailed me with questions and views on how the situation should be handled.

Early Day Motions

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are motions that formally call for debate in the House of Commons on a day which has not been fixed. This means that few, if any, are debated.  Along with many colleagues on both sides of the House I do not sign EDMs.

Government Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The NHS is well prepared to deal with incidents like the current Coronavrius outbreak. In addition, the Government has set out a clear path to ensure that the public is protected.

Airspace Modernisation

Like road and rail infrastructure, the invisible infrastructure in our skies needs to be updated if we are to keep Britain moving.

Energy Efficiency in Building

John joined in the Westminster Hall debate today on energy efficiency in building to achieve net zero.