Lord Grantchester

Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Energy White Paper - Question 28 Sep 2020

    With this long-overdue White Paper, the Government have said that they will “publish decarbonisation plans for key sectors such as agriculture and industry as part of its green agenda in the run up to COP26.” Can the Minister confirm that a greater number of these plans will be published on the same day as the energy White Paper to demonstrate the Government’s joined-up approach, so...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 98 (to Amendment 97) 22 Sep 2020

    This has been another good debate on another key issue in the Bill. I thank all noble Lords who have spoken on these amendments, which cover the key variances of opinion on approaches to food standards for imported product through the mechanism of a Trade and Agriculture Commission. In Committee, I expressed anxiety about the approach of a Trade and Agriculture Commission, should this be the...
  • Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 89A 22 Sep 2020

    I thank the noble Lords who have returned with these amendments from the debates in Committee on provisions in Part 5, Clauses 35 to 37, on marketing standards. Regulations around marketing, labelling, traceability, country of origin and GI schemes remain critical to providing accurate and appropriate information to the consumer. The complexities behind the list of EU Commission delegated...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 November 2003

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 14 Jul 2016)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (since 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 1 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 6 Dec 2004)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (3 Jun 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)

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