Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - First Reading

– in the House of Lords at 3:42 pm on 8 January 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bird Lord Bird Crossbench 3:42, 8 January 2020

My Lords, please forgive my prolixity as I set off on this journey.

A Bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic and cultural wellbeing by meeting wellbeing objectives, publishing future generations impact assessments, accounting for preventative spending, and through public services contracts; to establish a Commissioner for Future Generations for the United Kingdom; to establish a Joint Parliamentary Committee on Future Generations; to require companies to consider the impact of their activities on the United Kingdom’s wellbeing; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Lord Bird, read a first time and ordered to be printed.