Results 1–20 of 227 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 Parminter

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 - Motion to Regret (13 Sep 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Marks, for bringing forward this regret Motion and exemplifying what this House does so well—standing up for the democratic rights of citizens to challenge authority and, as in this case, do so in the face of what is clearly an attempt by the Government to price people out of the opportunity to get environmental justice. As the noble Baroness, Lady...

Fox Hunting - Question (17 Jul 2017)

Baroness Parminter: Given the latest successful prosecution by the police of three members of the Grove and Rufford hunt, does the Minister agree with me that the Hunting Act is both enforceable and effective?

Local Authorities: Recycling - Question (11 Jul 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, according to WRAP’s annual tracker survey, two-thirds of households say that they are unsure how to correctly dispose of items. Does the Minister agree that significant cuts to local authority communication budgets driven by central government cuts are contributing to falling household recycling rates?

Inshore Fisheries - Private Notice Question (3 Jul 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, our fishing industry contributes less than 0.5% to our country’s GDP, yet it is hard to think of any industry that will be affected more by Brexit, along with the rural communities that fishermen come from. How are the Government going to guarantee that our fishermen and their industry are not used as a bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations?

Agriculture: Foreign Workers - Question (28 Jun 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I live in Godalming, where we have one of the largest soft fruit farms in the country, employing 2,500 people. The owner has said that the business will collapse without access to EU workers. Does the Minister agree with me that retaining access to the single market is the best way to ensure that we have a future supply of affordable homegrown soft fruits?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Parminter: About one-quarter of all EU legislation deals with environmental protection—environmental regulations that have given us safe food, clean rivers and beaches, homes for our wildlife and life support for our beleaguered bees. The Government have committed—through the great repeal Bill, as alluded to in the gracious Speech—only to incorporating EU regulations into UK law...

Air Quality - Statement (24 Apr 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, this is clearly a public health crisis, with 40,000 people dying prematurely in the UK every year because of air pollution and many more suffering from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The reason that the Minister has given why this needs to be delayed does not stand proper scrutiny, because here we face a genuine public health crisis, which is a legitimate reason for the...

Recycling: Plastic Bottles - Question (28 Mar 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, the Minister mentioned the welcome but ambitious packaging recycling targets set in the recent Budget. Given that household waste recycling targets are going backwards, how do the Government expect to meet them?

International Development: Forestry - Question (21 Mar 2017)

Baroness Parminter: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Department for International Development’s Economic Development Strategy, whether they plan to commit to supporting forest programmes across the globe to improve forest governance and reduce deforestation.

International Development: Forestry - Question (21 Mar 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I pay tribute to the work of both this Government and previous Governments in the fight against global deforestation. Given that we are losing an area the size of a football pitch every two seconds, and that deforestation accounts for 10% of our global carbon emissions, will the Minister commit to the fact that the Government will not lose any further funding to take forward this...

Circuses: Wild Animals - Question (1 Mar 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, wild animals are not just kept in circuses—they are still kept in homes. About 5,000 primates are kept as pets in the UK. The Primate Code was due for review in 2015. When are the Government going to get on and do it?

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (28 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I sincerely thank the Minister for the consideration that he and the ministerial team have given to the comments and concerns that I raised in Committee. I offer those thanks on behalf of myself and the noble Baroness, Lady Andrews, who is no longer able to be in her place. In particular, I welcome Amendments 42 and 55, which specifically address the concerns that we had about the...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (28 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, from these Benches, I support the intent behind this welcome amendment. I too thank the Minister and the Government for what they have already committed to do. If we could just nudge them a little further, it would give life to the position that this House made clear in Committee—which is that we believe there should be an equivalence of protection for ancient woodlands. At...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, as these amendments are also in my name I want to add that I think that they are an incredibly eloquent solution to the position that the Government now find themselves in, for which I commend my noble friend Lord Stunell. As we have heard from noble Lords around the House, there has been no real evidence put by the Ministers of the problem that these pre-commencement condition...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: I thank noble Lords from all Benches, including the most reverend Primate, for supporting this very important amendment. It is quite radical: the Treasury is allowing an uplift in land values to deliver thriving communities every bit as good as those in other parts of the country, to which the noble Lord, Lord Best, referred. Garden villages and towns will be an important tool in delivering...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, with the leave of the House, in the unavoidable absence of my noble friend Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, I move the amendment standing in his name. The amendment introduces the principle of localism to the New Towns Act to enable the delivery of the highest quality new garden villages and towns by locally accountable elected local planning authorities rather than, as at present, any...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, Amendment 40, tabled in my name, is included in this group and carries on the theme of many of the amendments before us, which is how to give communities confidence that the work and effort they put into a local plan will be taken seriously. In so doing we would encourage more widespread planning in local communities, which is something we want to see. The Minister has suggested...

Air Pollution - Question (21 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, can the Minister tell us exactly which towns and cities are being affected by the reasoned opinion of the European Commission?

Imports: Vegetables - Question (8 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, half the vegetables we eat in this country are imported, including native crops such as cauliflowers and onions. Is it not time that the Government’s forthcoming Green Paper on food and farming tackled this decline in home-grown veg?

Brexit: Environmental Standards - Question (2 Feb 2017)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords—


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