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My Lords, I very much welcome the commitment in the Queen’s Speech to introduce an energy security Bill. This measure is designed to implement the provisions of the policy paper, British Energy Security Strategy, which was published as recently as the beginning of April. It has taken a war in Ukraine to finally convince the Government to actually take action to drive our energy policy,...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long-term effects of the recent fire on Gruinard Island, in the light of the earlier use of that island for UK testing of biological weapons.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support trials of manufacturing steel with hydrogen.
Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2004
Positions held at time of appointment: Secretary to the Parliamentary Labour Party. (from Number 10 press release)