Results 81–100 of 6346 for speaker:Lord Foster of Bath

Green Homes Grant Scheme - Question (6 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, the sector that will deliver home energy efficiency measures wants statutory targets, such as those for climate change, to give it confidence to invest in equipment and training. The Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, in the other place has talked specifically of the benefits of statutory targets in driving action. Will the Government enact into legislation the targets for home energy...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Carbon Emissions (21 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Figure 2.3. on page 16 of the Updated energy and emissions projection 2019, published on 30 October, what steps (1) they have taken, and (2) they plan to take, to address any increase in CO2 emissions by the residential sector; whether they have a target for the reduction of emissions of CO2 in that sector; and if so, what that target is.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Television: Disability Aids (18 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister on 9 December (HC Deb, col 840), what plans they have to set up a working party to take forward the Turn on the Subtitles campaign that includes representatives of (1) that campaign, (2) Government departments, and (3) children's programming broadcasters.

Gambling and Lotteries - Statement (14 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I too thank the Minister for providing the opportunity to debate this Statement. Since serving on the Commons committee that considered the Gambling Act 2005, I have seen the huge growth in gambling in this country brought about by that Act and by technological change, not least with the advent of the smartphone, enabling anyone to have 24/7 access to a mini-casino in their pocket,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Performance Certificates (11 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their target for upgrading domestic properties to Energy Performance Certificate band C by 2030 is 1.5 million homes, as set out in The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, published on 18 November, or all fuel poor homes, as set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, published on 12 October 2017.

Gambling Legislation - Question (9 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, what further evidence do the Government need to establish a gambling ombudsman?

Streaming Platforms: Age Ratings - Question (8 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, far more parents allow their young children to play 18-plus-rated video games than allow them to watch 18-plus-rated films. Indeed, one survey showed that 86% of parents do not follow video game age restrictions. What more can be done to persuade parents and others buying video games as Christmas presents for children to understand the harm that can be done to children by not taking...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Housing (7 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have (1) allocated, and (2) propose to allocate to upgrade (a) fuel poor homes, and (b) all homes to achieve Energy Performance Certificate band C.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Housing (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of local renewable energy supply in (1) enabling all homes to achieve Energy Performance Certificate band C, and (2) alleviating fuel poverty.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of local renewable energy supply in (1) achieving net zero carbon emission targets, and (2) reducing emissions of CO2.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy: Social Rented Housing (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Clean Growth Strategy, published on 12 October 2017, what plans they have to ensure that social housing is brought up to the same energy standards, over a similar timetable, to that proposed for the private rented sector.

Legislative Reform (Renewal of Radio Licences) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve (27 Nov 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I welcome the order and in doing so I particularly welcome, as others have said, the addition to it of small-scale multiplexes and the potential benefit that that could bring. Before I say anything further, however, I want to give huge praise to the Government for achieving something that I have never seen before. I have spoken in a number of debates recently and have had to look...

Audiovisual Media Services (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (27 Nov 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, earlier versions of the AVMS directive regulated linear and, subsequently, online demand TV. This new version effectively replicates all of that but adds to the existing measures, adding video-sharing platforms and bringing them into scope for regulation. As we have heard, the SI, which came into force on 1 November, appears to be a faithful transposition of it into UK law. I...

Rural Economy - Question (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, given the Minister’s very clear promise to the committee that I had the privilege to chair that there would be robust rural proofing of all government policies, how does he explain the clear absence of rural proofing in the Government’s recent proposals on changes to the current planning system, which will have a devastating and disproportionate effect on the provision of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Boilers: Waste Heat Recovery (17 Nov 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 3 August (HL7278), why passive flue gas heat recovery systems with thermal storage are not mandated for (1) all replacement boilers in the UK, and (2) installation in all new buildings; and whether those systems deliver an average five per cent efficiency improvement and significant carbon savings.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Ombudsman (26 Oct 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential merits of establishing a gambling ombudsman.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning: Rural Areas (1 Oct 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 16 September (HL7638), what assessment they have made of the letter sent by the Rural Services Network to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 18 August which stated that the definition of “designated rural areas” in section 157 of the Housing Act 1985 and...

Performing Arts: Job Support Scheme - Private Notice Question (29 Sep 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, 36% of freelancers in the performing arts receive no support from the Self-employment Income Support Scheme and will get none under the new scheme. However, in Wales, yesterday, it was announced that a freelancer pledge is to be established and that some of the Culture Recovery Fund is to provide grants for their excluded freelancers. Are there any plans to do the same in the rest...

Covid-19: Creative Industries - Question (22 Sep 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, the BBC plays a crucial role in supporting our creative industries and developing greater diversity, with schemes such as its Diversity Commissioning Code of Practice. The new director-general has set a 50%, 20% and 12% target for workforce diversity at the BBC itself in terms of gender, race and disability. Does the Minister welcome this initiative, and is her department giving...

Japan Free Trade Agreement - Statement (17 Sep 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, we have been told that in this deal there will be new protections for the UK creative industries and that these protections have gone beyond the EU provisions that tackle online infringement of IP rights such as film and music piracy. The two major asks from the creative industries were that this deal with Japan introduced public performance rights, significantly benefiting the...


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