Baroness Rock

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • UK Food Shortages - Commons Urgent Question 23 Feb 2023

    My Lords, I declare my farming interests as set out in the register and that I was chair of the Tenancy Working Group. Recommendation 11 of the Rock Review is that “Defra should define food security as a public good alongside other environmental objectives such as clean air, clean water, lower carbon emissions, and improving biodiversity.” With this in mind, British farmers, including...
  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 17 25 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I declare my interests as a tenant farmer and as chairman of the Rock review into England’s agricultural tenancies. The Government’s procedural amendments will increase parliamentary oversight of the design and future development of the animal welfare provisions. The Government recognise that there is a need to safeguard animal welfare, and that is why we need a step-by-step...
  • Business: Greenwashing - Question 10 Jan 2023

    My Lords, tenant farmers face acute risk of greenwashing, as landlords seek to take tenanted land back, to access public and private markets. The Rock review has already seen evidence of tenant farmers in England being served notices to quit for this purpose. What are the Government doing to ensure that we support our vital tenant farmers and do not lose tenanted land from delivering food and...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 November 2015

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (3 Oct 2019 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (17 May 2018 to 26 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)

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