Viscount Hanworth

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

  • Transport: Zero Carbon Target - Question 27 Apr 2021

    According to a widely accepted analysis, the electrification of transport would require a 75% increase in generating capacity. The decarbonisation of the economy will create numerous additional demands. However, the energy White Paper proposes a doubling of the capacity by 2050 in the context of a reduction of a third in overall energy consumption. This would have to be accompanied by the...
  • Nuclear Energy: Hydrogen Production Targets - Question 19 Apr 2021

    The energy density of ammonia, which combines one atom of nitrogen with three of hydrogen, exceeds that of hydrogen. This makes it a useful vector of energy. Its use in land transport is inhibited by its messiness and toxicity; nevertheless, it represents an ideal fuel for shipping. It can also be produced cheaply and efficiently by allying the Haber process with a nuclear reactor. Are the...
  • Fishing Sector and Coastal Communities - Question 25 Feb 2021

    My Lords, foremost of the eight objectives declared in the Fisheries Act 2020 is the sustainability objective, which aims to ensure that fish stocks are maintained at levels that avoid the danger of their radical depletion. Can the Minister tell us how this objective is to be reconciled with the expansion in the capacity of the British fishing fleet? Moreover, can he explain why the...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 30 March 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 4 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 19 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (9 Oct 2018 to 4 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 9 Nov 2016)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 11 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL] Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (4 Jul 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Jun 2012 to 24 Jul 2012)

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