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Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 23 (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: I thank the Minister very much for her reply and the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, for her words of comment on the amendment. She asked whether I trust the Treasury. If I replied yes to that, I would be the only person in this House who did. The Treasury rightly considers itself the guardian of the nation’s purse. In my experience, from both inside the system and looking at it from the...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 23 (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, debates today have probably added £1 billion to the total cost of R&R. When we look at we have said about disability, constitutional changes, public engagement and future-proofing, I think that we can forget £4 billion and start to look at £5 billion. All that is in square brackets anyway. This legislation is not a money Bill; if it were, we would not be discussing it. It is a...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 12 (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, I support the amendments moved by the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett. Future proofing is the end of some of our previous discussions, so a great deal of the ground has been covered in one way or another. We need to future proof against possible constitutional developments, developments in public expectation and changes in technology. These two amendments cover that very well. I draw the...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 7 (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, to some extent my contribution has been prefigured, and I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Byford, for that. I strongly support everything that the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, has said. I particularly want to pick out his phrase about making this an exemplar project. In the many discussions that I have had over the years about making this place accessible to people with physical...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Committee: Amendment 2A (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: I do not want to comment on this from the point of view of a member of the sponsor body, because I certainly am not. I was a member of the Joint Committee that reviewed the legislation but I am not speaking from that point of view either. I am speaking as somebody who, in his professional life before entering the world of politics, supervised construction projects. Indeed, I was supervising a...

Electricity Capacity (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: I am sure that the Minister is aware that for the cost of a gigawatt of generation capacity, you could have a great deal more demand reduction capacity, but only if the right trading environment is in place. If I can offer support to my noble colleague on the Front Bench, it does mean that by the time you have built the generating capacity, the case for the demand-side reduction shrinks. The...

Electricity Capacity (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, I will ask the Minister some questions, and I express some surprise that, in his presentation to the House, he did not mention demand-side response, which was the subject of an intervention I made on a previous occasion, and the reason why the state aid ruling was made by the European court. As it is absolutely at the centre of the reason why this matter has not been settled and the...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Second Reading (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, I speak as a member of the Joint Committee that looked at the draft Bill and produced the report which is in front of your Lordships as background to this debate. The report had a number of practical recommendations for implementation, and I was very pleased indeed to hear from the Minister in her introduction the way in which many of those recommendations were adopted in the House...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Second Reading (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Stunell: The noble Lord exactly anticipates the point I am coming to. If this goes ahead unamended, it is a recipe for the hidden hand to cause delay and wasted effort. Those were the points I was about to make. The Joint Committee recommended that a Treasury Minister sit on the sponsor body, which will sign off the brief for the delivery authority. That is when the Treasury input is needed, not after...

Grenfell Response - Statement (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, I associate myself with the words of the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, and with the sentiments of the Statement in what it has to say about both the Barking fire and the role of the voluntary and emergency services at Grenfell. I should perhaps remind the House that, during the coalition Government, I had some responsibility for building regulation policy. I welcome in particular the...

Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (20 May 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, it is pleasure to contribute to this short debate on this statutory instrument. I thank the Minister for his introduction, which sketched out the framework very clearly. I think he perhaps oversold the consensus nature of the situation, which the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, highlighted in his contribution. There were court cases, a very anxious local MP and a good deal of...

Architects Act 1997 (Swiss Qualifications) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (8 May 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his introduction of these regulations to the House and his explanation of their content and purpose. It is certainly very important indeed that we make sure that international professionals currently qualified by virtue of their training in the EEA and Switzerland have the opportunity to come and support our construction industry, which—as the Minister has...

Residential Construction and Housing Supply - Motion to Take Note (24 Apr 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, it is a pleasure to contribute to this timely debate. I welcome the words of the Minister in introducing it and in giving us a good overview of what the Government intend to do. There have been some high-powered contributions to the debate and perhaps two key themes have come out of it. One is how we get the quantity of homes that we need and the other is how we get the quality. My...

Electricity Capacity (No. 1) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (3 Apr 2019)

Lord Stunell: I thank the Minister for what he has said so far and for his shopping list of money well spent. I do not wish to challenge that but is he satisfied that the Government’s investment is rightly balanced between generating new capacity—renewable or otherwise —and demand reduction? He said that the system takes account of DSR but he did not answer my point about whether there are equal...

Electricity Capacity (No. 1) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (3 Apr 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, first, I support what my noble friend said and pick up in particular his final point about the scope of the judgment in the European Court. I thank the Minister for his reply to my Written Question last week. I am pleased to have had the Answer, although not so pleased with what the Answer was. The point I was raising, which I want to raise now, is that in looking at the capacity...

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (2 Apr 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, I am very pleased to contribute to this debate. I represented one of the constituencies in Greater Manchester for 18 years, and served on one of its councils—Stockport—for eight years. Although I will make comments, ask questions and seek reassurances from the Minister, my view is that this Motion should be agreed. I am grateful to Transport for Greater Manchester for the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Generation (26 Mar 2019)

Lord Stunell: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to permit Demand Side Response measures to be taken into account when assessing bids under the Capacity Market scheme, if and when the Scheme is re-started.

Election Expenditure - Question (13 Feb 2019)

Lord Stunell: My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is vital to retain a robustly independent Electoral Commission with political input but with a majority of independent members, and that we never return to the bad old days when the rules were decided by the party which formed the Government in the House of Commons?

Written Answers — Home Office: Public Buildings: Fire Regulations (12 Feb 2019)

Lord Stunell: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 4 January (HL12418), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely, what estimate they have made of the proportion of publicly-owned buildings to which the public have access which have an in-date Fire Certificate on display; and what steps they plan to take to improve compliance with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Display Energy Certificates (11 Feb 2019)

Lord Stunell: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the annual returns of Local Weights and Measures Authorities enforcement action on Display Energy Certificates for each year for which figures are available as set out in the guidance by the then Department for Communities and Local Government, Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings, published in March 2016.


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