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Housing: Rent, Evictions and Covid-19 - Question (13 Oct 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, the cost of temporary accommodation for homeless people is already in excess of £1 billion. This can only rise as hardship increases. Have the Government made any assessment of whether it would not be better value, as well as more humane, to put the money into helping people to stay in their own homes using, for example, a scheme similar to that in Spain?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Census: Coronavirus (12 Oct 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Census planned in England and Wales for 21 March 2021 will still take place in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Insolvency and Dissolution) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (9 Oct 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, it is fascinating how a debate on a modest SI on a Friday afternoon is throwing up such interesting and potentially far-reaching issues. I declare an interest as a trustee of two charities: the Industry and Parliament Trust and Community Action Suffolk. I absolutely associate myself with the remarks of the Minister about the role that charities play in public life generally and...

Covid-19: Transport Industry - Question (6 Oct 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, in March the Government announced a fund to improve electric vehicle infrastructure, particularly charging. Does the Minister agree that if post-Covid recovery is to be largely car-based, it is essential to bring forward that fund early so that more people will buy electric vehicles? Can she update the House as to when this money will become available?

Net Zero Review - Question (1 Oct 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: Is the Minister confident that the methodology used by the Treasury in the review will sufficiently factor in the costs of not tackling climate change, which the review carried out by the noble Lord, Lord Stern, in 2006 estimated would be 5% of GDP by 2050?

Agriculture Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 92B (22 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, it seems to me that this interesting amendment bridges very nicely the gap between the last group and the next, because there was some discussion in the last group about the importance of consultation—albeit in a different context—and the next group is about the role of the devolved assemblies and parliaments. This one sits rather squarely in between. From the point of view of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Investment (18 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support private investment in the UK maritime industry.

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 61 (17 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, I had an exchange of emails yesterday with the noble Lord, Lord Empey, to make sure that I understood his amendments correctly. He basically put it to me that he wishes to place an obligation on government rather than for it to have a discretion, which is as the Bill is drafted, to make regulations on fair dealing. I have told him that I support the fair dealing provisions in the...

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 59 (17 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, in 2016, before the referendum, I chaired the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. We carried out an inquiry into resilience in agriculture, so I can say from the beginning that I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Carrington, that insurance is quite often not an appropriate solution for farmers, however it might appear to be so superficially. Having said that, I find these...

Maritime Industry - Question (17 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, decarbonising the maritime sector is going to require concerted effort on a global scale. Can the Minister say what position the UK is taking within the IMO with regard to incentives for the sector to decarbonise and, in particular, a proposal to introduce a small tax on bunker fuel—which is currently untaxed—which could be used to build a fund to carry out more R&D into...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Coronavirus (17 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they (1) have provided, and (2) intend to provide, to the maritime sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Exhaust Emissions (17 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of decarbonisation of the maritime industry on the number of new jobs created in that sector.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Exhaust Emissions (17 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about the potential role of hydrogen in decarbonising the maritime sector.

Agriculture Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (15 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, it has been a fascinating debate. A number of noble Lords have made the point that this an agriculture Bill—of course it is—but we cannot get away from the fact that the principle which underpins it is public money for public goods, and the Government are quite right to make that the principle. The link between citizens as taxpayers and the farming industry is now going to be...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Belarus: Sanctions (15 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to imposing sanctions against the government of Belarus and associated individuals.

Written Answers — Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body: Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance (11 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: The Restoration and Renewal Programme is considering the costs and benefits of a range of possible interventions for restoring the Palace of Westminster as part of the preparation of the outline business case for the works, which both Houses will be invited to endorse, as required by section 7 of the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019. On 19 May the Sponsor Body...

Covid-19 - Statement (3 Sep 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: Is the noble Lord aware of the situation at Banham Poultry in Norfolk where, as of this morning, 104 people at the factory have tested positive and the public health director has reported that only 52% of contacts have been traced? This has led to the local authority bringing in a company to see if it can improve that figure. What conclusions are being reached as to why, in this instance,...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 270 (28 Jul 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, I confess that I have some sympathy with the Minister. He is universally admired and respected in this House but he faces a weight of opinion that I have rarely seen in my 20 years in the House of Lords. Members from all Benches and from right across the UK, including some of the country’s leading experts in their field—backed by the NFU, a coalition of more than 20...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 228 (to Amendment 227) (23 Jul 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Campbell remarked that this is a wide-ranging debate and that the whole Committee stage has been. There is an inevitability about that, because our shared objective of a thriving agricultural sector delivering a range of public goods can be met only if certain foundations are in place. It is those foundations that I think are troubling many Members of your...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 160 (21 Jul 2020)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, this has been a fascinating and wide-ranging debate. I absolutely agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Ritchie, that this is probably the most important set of amendments to the Bill. Certainly from the public’s point of view, whether it is national food security or household security, there is nothing more important to people than keeping food on the table. We have always left the...


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