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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (22 Jul 2019)

Improving the environmental sustainability of the textiles and clothing sectors – Baroness Jones of Whitchurch. Oral questions

Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (17 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I have great respect for the positions of the noble Baroness, Lady Fookes, and the noble Lord, Lord Trees, and I agree that decision-making in this House should be based on sound evidence. That is always how we operate. The issue of guidance was raised at Second Reading and debated again in Committee. It is important that we have detailed guidance to support the core objectives of...

Plastic Bag Charge - Question (17 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Hayward, has hit the nail on the head. The Secretary of State has been strong on rhetoric but weak on action. Yesterday, he made what was billed as his farewell landmark speech. The truth is that this Government have failed to bring forward a single piece of primary legislation on waste since the last election. So, before he goes, will the Minister put in a...

Litter Strategy - Question (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, we have been waiting for the introduction of a bottle deposit scheme, which would play a significant part in reducing litter from plastic bottles and tin cans, for some time now. Given that the Government’s latest consultation on this issue was completed a couple of months ago, what is now stopping them from introducing this measure, which would have widespread popular support and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Southern Water (11 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they were advised that Southern Water had been allowing sewage and waste water to spill into the environment.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Southern Water (10 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the locations of the Southern Water sewage spills; and whether that information is publicly available.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Pollution (10 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to ensure that consumers are notified of having sewage and waste water spillages in their locality.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Water Treatment (10 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the maximum (1) individual, and (2) corporate penalties, for falsifying data provided to Ofwat on the performance of sewage treatment sites.

Soil Health - Question (8 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, given the increased evidence of soil degradation in the UK and its importance to the very basics of human existence, why does the Government’s 25-year environment plan not have headline targets for improving soil health with the funding to make it a reality, as recommended by the Natural Capital Committee?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Mersey: Plastics (4 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Environment Agency are taking to prevent plastic factory waste from polluting the River Mersey.

Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for introducing these regulations today. As he explained, they form a continuum with the more comprehensive Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, which we debated and agreed last year. At the time, we made the case for including the ban on the third-party sale of puppies and kittens in those regulations;...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tree Planting (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards meeting the pledge to plant 11 million trees between 2015 and 2020; and whether those trees are additional rather than replacement trees.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sites of Special Scientific Interest (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the target of restoring 50 per cent of Sites of Special Scientific Interest by 2020 has been dropped; and if so, why.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government what cross-departmental actions are being taken to develop an integrated food policy addressing nutrition, food inequalities and good farming practice.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Supply (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to balance the demands for water from a growing population with the amount of water in the environment that can sustainably be withdrawn as a result of the impact of climate change.

Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (19 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for introducing the Bill today and for arranging a helpful briefing with civil servants beforehand. I say at the outset that we support the Bill, which, as several noble Lords have said, has been much delayed in its arrival. Nevertheless, we have it here now. It reflects the ban on wild animals in circuses, which has been our party’s policy for some...

Children’s Health: Vehicle Emissions - Question for Short Debate (11 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, for tabling this debate and for the persuasive way in which she and all noble Lords have made the case for urgent, practical action on this issue. I declare an interest through my involvement with the charity ClientEarth which, as noble Lords will know, has successfully taken the Government to court on several occasions for...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (11 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I echo the Minister’s thanks. I personally thank him for his extreme courtesy and resilience in the face of the bombardment that we gave him over what seemed like a very simple Bill. He took the concerns of Members in all parts of the House extremely seriously, and we are all very grateful for the diligence he showed in carrying out those duties. I would also like to thank the...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 (5 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I was pleased to add my name to these amendments and to hear the support that the Minister has now pledged for them. I am thankful to my noble friend Lord Whitty for the well-crafted words he put forward, which seem to be receiving widespread support around the Chamber. In contrast to my noble friend Lord Campbell-Savours, I argue that it provides a double lock on future extended...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (5 Jun 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I very much welcome the steps the Minister has taken to listen to the concerns that have been raised around the Chamber in the earlier debates and again today. I know that he has done his best to answer all the issues that we have thrown at him over that period, and he has done so again today. It was helpful to hear the examples that he gave. I felt that in earlier debates there was...


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