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Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (11 Oct 2000)

Baroness Wilcox: I wish to speak to Amendment No. 497B. The amendment overcomes a shortcoming in the Bill that may have the effect of denying foreshore fishermen their livelihood. New Section 28M(6) of the Bill makes it an offence for a third party to damage, destroy or disturb the features of an SSSI. That fills a loophole in the current legislation. Unfortunately, the Bill makes any damage, destruction or...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (11 Oct 2000)

Baroness Wilcox: I rise to speak to Amendment No. 483A. I proposed the amendment to overcome an administrative problem created by the Bill. Under the Bill as drafted, subsection (4) of new Section 28G would require any statutory body to wait for 28 days after consulting the council before issuing any permission. This 28-day delay must be respected, even if the council should inform the statuary body that it...

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (16 Nov 2000)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank the Minister for having listened and for returning with a good resolution to the amendment that I tabled at an earlier stage of the Bill. Amendments Nos. 207 and 209 will achieve the same effect as my Amendment No. 208 would have done. I was delighted to be able to withdraw it. However, I want to speak to Amendment No. 204 and ask the Government to consider carefully the...

Fishing: EUC Report (5 Feb 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I was honoured to serve on the committee under the able chairmanship of my noble friend Lord Selborne, so ably supported by Tom Radice, our brilliant Clerk. Our chairman was patient with me. He seemed to cope well with my sometimes furious, sometimes emotional, outbursts. Like the noble Lord, Lord Hughes of Woodside, I, too, was born to a seafaring family. My family has fished out...

Church Building Repairs: VAT (13 Feb 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, will the Minister acknowledge the extraordinary cost-effective contribution made by the Church of England to our national heritage? Does the Minister consider it equitable that the burden of maintenance of some of our country's wonderful jewels--our churches--should be borne heroically by the volunteers in our parishes and by our worshipping communities when elsewhere in the...

Science and Society: Select Committee Report (16 Feb 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I rise, first, to congratulate my noble friend Lord Waldegrave on his elegant, informed, thoughtful and uncontroversial maiden speech. I knew him as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1992-94 and at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1994-95, frequently battering on his door on behalf of the consumer. He received us with good grace, listened and, whenever...

Air Travel and Health: Select Committee Report (16 Feb 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: rose to move, That this House takes note of the report of the Science and Technology Committee on Air Travel and Health (5th Report, Session 1999-2000, HL Paper 121).

Air Travel and Health: Select Committee Report (16 Feb 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I am delighted to introduce this debate on the report from the Science and Technology Committee on air travel and health. As the one who had the privilege of chairing the sub-committee which undertook the inquiry, I am glad to be able to bring renewed attention to bear on an area of public health which we found to be woefully neglected. Before turning to the substance of our...

Air Travel and Health: Select Committee Report (16 Feb 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I rise to thank all who have taken part in the debate. In particular, I thank the noble Lords, Lord Jenkin and Lord Winston, and the noble Baroness, Lady Platt, who have already taken part in another big and exciting debate today. It has been something of a day for science, society and the airline-travelling public. It would be remiss of me not to mention the noble Lord, Lord Graham...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation Health Working Group (10 Apr 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: What benefits to the travelling public have flowed from the new inter-departmental Aviation Health Working Group; and what items are on the agenda for the next meeting.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Air Travel: Cramped Seating (2 Jul 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: In view of concerns about the adverse health effects of cramped aircraft seating, the present air passenger duty arrangements appear to act as a disincentive to airlines in providing more spacious seating for economy class passengers.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation Health Working Group (2 Jul 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: What benefits are expected to flow from the activities of the inter-departmental Aviation Health Working Group; and over what time period.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation Health Working Group (2 Jul 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, given the strengthened role for the Cabinet Office in the delivery of cross departmental policies, that office will be represented on the inter-departmental Aviation Health Working Group.

Passenger Trains: Sewage Discharge (23 Jul 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of toilets on passenger trains in the United Kingdom now drain into retention tanks; and, from the remainder, how many tonnes of raw sewage are estimated to be discharged every year on the railway track.

Passenger Trains: Sewage Discharge (23 Jul 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that most helpful Answer. I declare an interest--

Passenger Trains: Sewage Discharge (23 Jul 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: I live in Cornwall and travel each weekend to St Austell in old rolling stock--a journey of 300 miles, both there and back. Given that the Minister has just referred to the fact that only 38 per cent of passenger trains do not discharge sewage in this way, it fills me with horror to think that there are 947 million passenger journeys taking place on national railways in Great Britain. That...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Conflict (30 Oct 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Question by Lord Strathclyde (H.L. Deb., col. 283) and the reply by Lord Williams of Mostyn (H.L. Deb., col. 286) on 8 October, whether it is legally correct to state that the United Kingdom is at war; and, if so, with whom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Conflict (22 Nov 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Written Answer by Baroness Amos on 30 October (WA 152) means that the United Kingdom is legally at war; and, if so, with whom.

Freedom of Information (5 Dec 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord McNally, for allowing me to speak in the gap. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Goodhart, for initiating this debate. As chairman of the National Consumer Council in the 1980s and into the early 1990s, I campaigned long and hard for a freedom of information Act. During those long years among many siren voices, I was always mindful of the fact...

Spanish Fishing Fleet: EU Policy (17 Dec 2001)

Baroness Wilcox: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, as reported in the Sunday Telegraph of 18th November, the European Union will pay £122 million to compensate Spanish fishermen who can no longer fish off the coast of Morocco.


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