Lord Grantchester

Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Fossil Fuels: Business - Question 19 Nov 2020

    My Lords, now in its fourth year of monitoring, the Transition Pathway Initiative reports that companies make progress rather slowly and that only 18% are aligned with even the benchmark of below 2 degrees. It has also reported that climate science dictates that the pathway matters, not just the endpoint. Can the Minister explain why, in the scatter-gun 10-point environment plan, there is no...
  • COP 26 - Question 18 Nov 2020

    My Lords, under the Paris Agreement, the nationally determined contributions outlining the UK’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have focused on announcements to end the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030. However, can the Minister explain how the scatter-gun approach of the 10-point plan will lead to effective behavioural change without a comprehensive transport...
  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Motion on Amendment 9 12 Nov 2020

    I thank the Minister for his introduction to this group of amendments and for his explanations. I am also grateful for the comments of the noble Lord, Lord Teverson. This group relates mainly to the carve-out for the Faroe Islands temporary foreign vessel licences and other minor technical provisions. Amendments 9, 70, 74 and 76 are technical and replace references to the devolved Ministers...

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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)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 8 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 6 Dec 2004)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (3 Jun 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)

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