Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville

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

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 12 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Land Use in England Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 28 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Middle Level Bill Committee ( 4 Jun 2018 to 12 Jul 2018)
  • 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 and Privileges Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)

Recent appearances

  • South West Water: Brixham Contamination - Commons Urgent Question 22 May 2024

    My Lords, the first television news on the Brixham infection indicated that contamination was contained to those already infected. The next day’s bulletin retracted that statement, telling viewers that the area of contamination had widened. Bottled water was available to some, but not all, living in that area. As the source was known to be a reservoir contaminated by animal faeces, why...
  • Internal Drainage Boards: Levies - Question 21 May 2024

    Internal drainage boards perform an essential function in geographically managing flood water—and this comes at a cost. If this is borne locally, other essential services will be depleted. Can the Minister comment on whether the Government would be prepared to spread this cost across all councils, not just those that habitually suffer flooding?
  • Water Companies: Failure - Question 21 May 2024

    My Lords, the noble Lord referred to the statutory instrument that sets out the action to be taken when water companies are teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, which was debated on 19 February and subsequently passed in the Chamber. The mechanisms are there, so why are the Government havering over implementation and allowing inadequate management of this vital asset to degenerate on a...

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