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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Standards (19 Jun 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 4 June (HL4822), what legally binding targets they have set for (1) renewable energy as a whole, and (2) for each type of renewable energy; and in each case, why any such targets were set.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Boilers: Carbon Emissions (16 Jun 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many domestic boilers they anticipate will be sold every year for the next 10 years; and what they estimate the carbon emissions for those boilers will be.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions and Renewable Energy (4 Jun 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what statutory targets have been set for (1) renewable energy, and (2) carbon dioxide reduction; and why any such targets were set.

EU: British Musicians - Question (3 Jun 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, at present a system is in place that prevents the double payment of social security payments when our musicians travel to EU countries. Can the Minister assure us that her department is pressing our negotiators to ensure that any bilateral deal includes continued access to this system? Will she publish her department’s analysis of the impact of failure to obtain such an agreement?

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Expert Trade Advisory Groups (31 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government which Expert Trade Advisory Groups have been created by the Department for International Trade; and who are the members of those groups.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Expert Trade Advisory Groups (31 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what the role of the Department for International Trade’s Expert Trade Advisory Groups will be as negotiations on trade agreements progress.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Expert Trade Advisory Groups (31 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Department for International Trade selected the membership of its Expert Trade Advisory Groups.

Metropolitan Police: Live Facial Recognition - Question (16 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: On behalf of my noble friend Lord Strasburger, and with his permission, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in his name on the Order Paper.

Metropolitan Police: Live Facial Recognition - Question (16 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. As this dangerously invasive technology develops, taking us ever closer to a surveillance society, the Government continue to claim that it is for use in the catching of only serious criminals, not people with overdue parking fines. However, the Metropolitan Police’s operating procedures make no mention whatever of limiting its use to serious...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Self-catering Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates (10 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish an analysis of the responses to their consultation which closed on 15 January 2019 on the business rates treatment of self-catering accommodation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy Performance Certificates (10 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the outcome of their consultation Energy Performance Certificates in buildings, which closed on 26 July 2018.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tourism: VAT (10 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed the case for reducing VAT on accommodation and attractions to assist the tourism industry; what conclusions they reached; and whether they will publish the analysis that led to those conclusions.

BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: On that point, and very quickly, can the Minister confirm that, as the charter continues until 2027, the Government could change the quantum of the licence fee between 2022 and 2027? Can she assure us the Government have no plans to do that, and that they recognise that the BBC’s scope and remit should remain constant until 2027?

BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I congratulate the Labour Party on choosing this timely topic and the noble Lord, Lord Young, on introducing a powerful, well-informed and, as the noble Lord, Lord Judd, called it, high-calibre debate. The noble Lord, Lord Lilley, claimed that he was the only speaker on the government side here today. I am delighted that your Lordships’ House, on this occasion and on many others...

Gambling Commission: Problem Gambling - Question (5 Mar 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, the NAO recognises that the Gambling Commission is a small body struggling to keep up with a fast-changing industry, but surely there are some things it could be doing. For example, an increasing amount of gambling is taking place online, which is a growing issue for problem gamblers; yet although we have stakes and prize limits for land-based gambling products, there are none for...

Wuhan Coronavirus: Tourism - Question (26 Feb 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, we have heard of the difficulties faced by the tourism industry being made worse by coronavirus. Does the noble Baroness accept that we could help the industry by doing as other European countries have done and reducing VAT on accommodation and attractions, thereby giving some £5 billion over 10 years to the Treasury, increasing our trade balance by £23 billion and creating...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 7 (to Amendment 6) (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Grey-Thompson, is 100% right; schools must be involved in trying to ensure the sporting legacy that we desperately seek. There have been financial problems, as raised by the noble Lord, Lord Hunt. However, there have also been many initiatives over the years to do the most sensible thing: link sports clubs with schools, so that youngsters have an...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 2 (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I thank the disgracefully unpaid Minister for her very careful reflection on the comments made by other noble Lords, not least the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan. If the noble Lord, Lord Snape, is to introduce his crowdfunding scheme, I will certainly commit to sharing the website address with Liberal Democrat colleagues. The most welcome thing that the Minister spoke about was her...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: Before the Minister sits down, the one issue that she really has not addressed is the nature of the underwriting agreement between the Government and Birmingham City Council. Could she dwell on that and in particular answer the question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Hunt: who is the funder of last resort in the event that things go wrong?

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have contributed to the debate. I join many of them in expressing my own excitement about the forthcoming Games. I put on record my praise for the organising committee and the work it is doing, particularly, as the Minister has said, the way in which it has been reaching out to parliamentarians to ensure that we have been thoroughly briefed about a whole...


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