Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • Recycling - Question 13 Feb 2019

    My Lords, it is not feasible to force all local authorities into standardised waste collections. Geographical areas across the country vary from blocks of flats in cities through to isolated rural homes down winding lanes. Currently, 50 different types of plastic are produced and used in the UK compared to two in Norway. Surely a more productive way forward is for the plastics industry to...
  • Fly-tipping - Question 31 Jan 2019

    My Lords, where fly-tipping occurs on local authority land, such as country parks, the ratepayer picks up the cost; where on private land, it is the landowner who pays. To what extent do the Government agree that the problem is related to the increased cost of waste disposal, reflected in the cost of skips, which are an additional burden to many small trade-related firms? Does the Minister...
  • Brexit: Agriculture - Question 14 Jan 2019

    My Lords, despite the words of the Secretary of State at the Oxford conference, no deal is now a very real prospect. How do the Government propose to ensure that the Secretary of State, despite his words, will be able to make all the necessary arrangements to protect both farmers and food supplies?

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Middle Level Bill Committee (since 4 Jun 2018)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 12 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (28 Oct 2016 to 12 Oct 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (17 May 2016 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 11 Dec 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)

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