Former Labour Peer
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asked Her Majesty's Government: What studies and assessments have been made on the likely effect of the recently proposed wind turbines upon both residents and migrating bird species.
asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to amend the regulations relating to coal-fired electricity generation to ensure that power stations equipped to burn coal cleanly are not placed at disadvantage in the market.
My Lords, will my noble friend confirm that, where roll numbers continue to fall, there is bound to be a significant effect on the teacher establishment, even if local authorities seek to assist in transitional periods? Would my noble friend care to say how many jobs will be or have been lost as a result of falling rolls rather than because of government cuts or supposed lack of generosity?
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Left the House of Lords on 16 December 2003
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