Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville

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

Liberal Democrat Peer

Recent appearances

  • Plastic Bag Charge - Question 17 Jun 2019

    My Lords, there are now many biodegradable carrier bags being used by small retailers who handle food, including butchers. These bags are alleged to degrade in landfill in 12 to 24 months. Surely if these bags are going to landfill, this somewhat defeats the object of the tax. Do the Government plan to extend the 10p tax to biodegradable bags, and are they aware that such bags contain...
  • Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion 11 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I would also like to thank the Minister and Defra officials for their time and patience in providing the very useful briefings. These were very welcome and greatly assisted the process of understanding what the Bill was about for those of us not steeped in the history of Kew. Many of your Lordships are, and it was a great comfort to know that so many Kew experts were taking part in...
  • Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 5 Jun 2019

    My Lords, as the Minister said, Kew does not have access to unlimited resources, and I welcome the recognition of this by the noble Lord, Lord Whitty. I fully support his amendment, and am pleased that the Government have decided to accept it. Like my noble friend Lady Kramer, I am pleased we have had the opportunity for a contribution from the noble Lord, Lord True, given that this was his...

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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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