Baroness Young of Old Scone

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 November 1997

Party was Labour until 30 Nov 2000; Non-affiliated until 25 Feb 2015

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 31 Jan 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Land Use in England Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 28 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (17 May 2018 to 26 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, National Policy for the Built Environment Committee ( 8 Jul 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (12 Jan 1998 to 30 Nov 2000)

Recent appearances

  • National Networks National Policy Statement - Motion to Regret 8 May 2024

    My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Woodland Trust and president, patron or vice-president of a range of environmental organisations. I support the Motion to Regret tabled by my noble friend Lord Berkeley. He got to the Table Office about 30 seconds before I did with my version of the Motion. He will pay for that in future. I want to challenge the previous statements, with all...
  • Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading 26 Mar 2024

    My Lords, it is difficult to follow the noble Baroness—I seem to have drawn the short straw on that one—but it is also difficult to follow the noble Lord, Lord Lilley, because it is quite distressing to witness the death throes of a dinosaur. This is a wholly unnecessary Bill. Its only virtue is that it is brief. The noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, said that the North Sea Transition...
  • Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill - Second Reading 26 Mar 2024

    I would be delighted to be confident that carbon capture and storage would fill a substantial gap, but so far we do not have the practical evidence that it can be done. Until that is so, we should not increase the burden on a technology that is not yet established or proven. I personally think that, when the Climate Change Committee put the carbon capture and storage element into the net-zero...

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