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There are good examples abroad of effective state investment into football facilities; for example, the huge Ajax stadium owned by the council in Amsterdam. Should not the Government consider, in good time, looking at the relationship between local government and major sport and learning some of the positive lessons from abroad, where money has been invested but with good returns and some...
We have the land and the skilled workforce, and we no longer have the bureaucracy of the European Union restricting state aid to new industries. The Minister talks about the private sector—of course it needs to be there. But should we not be in the lead in the world on electric vehicles, with state money—government money—helping to make sure, as we have done with vaccines, that we are...
The Minister cannot pre-empt the Budget, but someone is briefing the press that the green homes grant will be slashed on Wednesday. Our ambassadors are warning that COP 26 is in danger because of the perceptions abroad of government action. Does the Minister agree that there must be a review of where the Government are going with their green policies, very quickly?
Entered the House of Lords on 28 October 2019
Previously MP for Bassetlaw until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Party was Labour until 6 Nov 2019
Also represented Bassetlaw
Lord Mann campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 21 Oct 2019.