Lord Grantchester

Labour Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) 16 May 2022

    I shall concentrate my remarks today on the energy sector and the Government’s plan as outlined in the energy security Bill, with elements necessary through the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill. Over the past two centuries, we have grown and prospered across three major energy transitions: the emergence of coal in the mid-1800s, powering the Industrial Revolution; the discovery of oil at the end...
  • Energy Storage Capacity - Question 5 Apr 2022

    In a climate emergency it makes little sense to increase fossil fuel storage capacity. What steps are the Government taking to speed up battery storage as a vital first step to store renewable power?
  • Energy Prices - Question 12 Jan 2022

    My Lords, we all wish to protect vulnerable households, and there are many support schemes targeting approximately 3 million households. The expected increase in the price cap in April is around £600 per household to a total of £1,865 a year. While the Government continue to dither, Labour has announced costed, detailed plans to reduce the size of the exposure and extend help to more...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 4 November 2003

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment and Climate Change Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Land Use in England Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 6 Dec 2004)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (14 Jul 2016 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (18 Sep 2015 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jul 2014 to 17 May 2021)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (8 Oct 2010 to 17 May 2021)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee D (3 Jun 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)

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