Results 1–20 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Featherstone

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Motion to Take Note (2 May 2019)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Rooker. He put his finger on the pulse by saying that he expects that we will all make similar speeches, but it is the action that must take place that will be the judge of what we say today. For three years, before I stepped down, I stood here as the Lib Dem spokesperson for energy and climate change, and I said over and over...

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] - Second Reading (15 Mar 2019)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I am very pleased to have the opportunity that this Bill offers to put in place protections for those couples who choose not to marry and not to have a civil partnership registration—although I trust that civil partnerships will soon be available to straight couples—but choose simply to live together. The reasons couples do that are manifold. Not everyone believes in marriage,...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Second Reading (18 Jan 2019)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hodgson, and the honourable Tim Loughton MP for bringing this legislation forward. It is about time. I want to say simply to the right reverend Prelate who has just spoken that I find it unbelievable that there is or ever has been any hesitation about putting the mother’s name on the certificate. However, I am often shocked by the way the world...

Conflict-affected Countries: Adolescent Girls - Question for Short Debate (8 Jan 2019)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness on securing this important debate, and I acknowledge the work that she has been doing on this over many years. I first met her when I was DfID Minister for two years; I was also the ministerial champion for tackling violence against women and girls overseas for all five years of the coalition Government. I was also the Minister responsible for...

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (20 Jul 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, on the Bill and taking up the cudgels of the late and great Lady Ruth Rendell, who raised the issue of FGM for many years. I think that this is the first time I have spoken on FGM in this House; I have been here only a couple of years. It is an interesting history. I was at the Home Office when I first heard about FGM. A young girl,...

Oil and Gas Authority (Offshore Petroleum) (Disclosure of Protected Material after Specified Period) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, the legal obligation to retain specified classes of information and samples and specifying when such obligation ends is important, and these regulations will deliver that obligation clearly. What it also indicates, I hope, is that it is important to make the samples and analysis public, as opposed to keeping them hidden. That means that the exemptions such as commercial sensitivity...

Oil and Gas Authority (Offshore Petroleum) (Disclosure of Protected Material after Specified Period) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: I was not sure; I have written “billion”, but I thought that was an awful lot.

Oil and Gas Authority (Offshore Petroleum) (Disclosure of Protected Material after Specified Period) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: It is an industry that probably works in billions—way above my pay grade. We have no particular comments on the regulations per se. They seem fit for purpose and the consultation responses appear to have been taken note of.

Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, obviously, we welcome the extension of the warm home discount, which has been successful. It has been in operation for seven years, and it benefits those in fuel poverty, so a further three years is welcome. I noticed what the Minister said about energy efficiency. We on this side could not agree more that energy efficiency is massively important, and we welcome all and any measures...

LGBT Action Plan: Gender Recognition - Question for Short Debate (12 Jul 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, for bringing this important debate to the Chamber and associate myself with the remarks of my noble friend Lord Scriven and the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, and the interesting and informative contribution of the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson. I find myself in the position of welcoming the Government’s approach to this, particularly on...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill - Report (27 Jun 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: For the avoidance of doubt, the party’s position is to support the amendment.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill - Report (27 Jun 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I support the amendment, to which I have added my name. The first basis on which I do so is that, like the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, I regard the cap as an unfortunate necessity. The ambition and the emphasis must be to end the cap as soon as possible. Therefore we need to focus minds on the creation of that effective marketplace.

Hinkley Point C - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 17 July 2013 (HC Deb, col 106WS), how the package of benefits for communities in the areas around Hinkley Point C has been implemented so far; and how much the benefits provided to date have been worth.

Hinkley Point C - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: I thank the noble Lord for that Answer, but I think the local community were expecting something a little sooner, from business rates, which would have come in the local government finance Bill, but that was not in the Queen’s Speech. I take into account what the Minister said, but, given that Hinkley is already under construction, the local council there does not feel that the community is...

Brexit: Energy Security (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, we have had an excellent debate and I congratulate my noble friend Lord Teverson and the EU sub-committee on this excellent report on the energy security ramifications of leaving the EU. Our status as a full member of the EU has, up to now, ensured our energy security, efficient trading and a focus on energy efficiency while, as mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Krebs, also ensuring...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill - Commons Amendment (6 Jun 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, to be frank, I wish that we could have just stayed in Euratom, which would be the simplest and most straightforward answer to nuclear safeguards, but I am relieved that the Government have listened to the concerns expressed on all sides of the House during the passage of the Bill, and I am very grateful that an amendment has been laid with which we can all agree. It is an important...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill - Second Reading (22 May 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: I should make it clear to the Minister that we support the cap.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill - Second Reading (22 May 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contributions, even the noble Viscount, Lord Ridley, although I fear he and I will never agree on certain matters. A cap should never have been necessary and would not have been necessary if the big six were not greedy and if the regulator had used his teeth. It is, as the noble Lord, Lord Lennie, said, a measure of their market failure that we are...

Smart Meters Bill - Report (15 May 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I support this proposed new clause on the national plan for smart metering, to which I have added my name. As I said in Committee, I came to the smart meter table relatively late, far more recently than most of your Lordships, who seem to have been debating it in one form or another for some years. I was shocked at the seemingly piecemeal way it has evolved, as if it were not one of...

Energy Security: Gas Production - Question (17 Apr 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the extent to which indigenous gas production is needed for energy security.


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