Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville

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

Liberal Democrat 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

  • Water: Sewage - Question 1 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I have listened carefully to the questions and the answers given by the Minister but remain unconvinced that much is going to change quickly—and I am really pleased that I am not a wild swimmer. Why does the Minister think it acceptable for raw sewage to continue to be discharged into our water and for water companies not to take any immediate action to prevent this? Why are...
  • Rivers and Coastal Waters: Sewage - Question 29 Nov 2021

    My Lords, Southern Water is named as by far the largest culprit among the water companies in the report after the company issued 1,949 sewage discharge notifications, from a total of 5,517 around Britain. This accounted for 35% of all incidents from nine water companies. The company has already been fined but appears unrepentant. How are the Government going to bring Southern Water into line,...
  • Coroners (Determination of Suicide) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 19 Nov 2021

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a vice-chair of Peers for Gambling Reform. I congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans on securing this debate and on his excellent introduction to this important issue. Addictions of whatever sort, whether alcohol, drugs, or gambling, have a devastating effect on those suffering, and their friends and relatives. Perhaps gambling is the...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 12 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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