Results 1–20 of 600 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 Jones of Whitchurch

Textiles and Clothing Sectors: Environmental Sustainability - Question (22 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the environmental sustainability of the textiles and clothing sectors.

Textiles and Clothing Sectors: Environmental Sustainability - Question (22 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: I thank the Minister for that reply, but does he share my concern about the huge environmental impact of throwaway fashion trends? In the UK, we buy more clothes per person than in any other country in Europe—five times what we bought in the 1980s—and we have created 1.3 million tonnes of waste. At the same time, textile production creates 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon every year—more...

Biodiversity Duty: Public Authorities - Question (22 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, the UK is now among the most nature-depleted nations in the world, so it was good to hear the Secretary of State say last week that he wants to strengthen the duty of public authorities not just to conserve but to enhance nature. Will the Minister pass on the message that that will be a hollow commitment if it is not backed by the resources and energy that local authorities will...

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...

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?

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;...

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...

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

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, Amendment 1 would restrict the use of extended leases to residential properties on the Kew estate. This amendment follows up on our earlier debates, which have tried to ascertain the longer-term implications of providing longer-term leases of up to 150 years across the Kew estate. As it stands, this short Bill could enable any lease, whether commercial, scientific or residential, to...

Office for Environmental Protection - Question (22 May 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, is the Minister concerned about the criticisms made by the Commons EFRA Committee, whose Conservative chair said recently of the draft environment Bill: “There is also little point in setting up an environmental watchdog if it is unable to fulfil its essential function of holding the government to account”. Does he recognise that criticism and, if so, what is his department...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 5 (21 May 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I am very grateful to the Minister for spelling that out in the detail he did. Many of the points he raised provide some reassurance. I was particularly pleased that he talked about bespoke conditions, and that leases will not be just standard residential or commercial leases but will have a bespoke element that applies specifically because of the unique nature of being within the...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 3 (21 May 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell, and the Minister. The report was just a hook or mechanism to try to flush out the issue of the distribution of the funds; in itself it will not add greatly to the parliamentary knowledge of income. However, I noticed that the Minister carefully skipped the point I raised about the distribution of funds between Defra and the money...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 5 (21 May 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, Amendments 5, 6, 7 and 8 in this group are in my name, all of which are probing amendments, and part of which we already began to address in the other debate, so I will try to amend my notes as we go along. They all address the need for more information to be provided about the financial impact of the Bill and the management of the longer leases. Amendment 5 addresses the fact that...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 3 (21 May 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, Amendment 3 addresses the future Defra grant to Kew. It follows on from the very useful debate on this issue at Second Reading, which I thought reflected a great deal of consensus around the Chamber. We all recognised the importance of the vital research and educational work carried out at Kew, and were united in wanting to consolidate its world heritage site status. We also...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 2 (21 May 2019)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: My Lords, I have my name to my noble friend Lord Whitty’s amendment but I also have Amendment 4 in this group so I hope noble Lords will forgive me if I introduce it at this stage; it addresses the criteria to be used for any lease extensions. I should say, as is implied, that we support Amendment 2 in the name of my noble friend Lord Whitty. This goes back to the Second Reading debate,...


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