Results 1–20 of 201 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

Food Waste - Question (7 Dec 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, the results of the third phase of the voluntary Courtauld Commitment with business are due imminently. Are the Government considering asking WRAP to publish company names, or to legislate, if reductions in food waste are not secured?

Agricultural Sector (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, like others, I commend the noble Baroness, Lady Scott of Needham Market, and her committee on this report. Like the noble Baroness, Lady Byford, I was rotated off the committee, but I have benefited from her chairmanship in the past. I thank her for that as I do for the report. There is always a bit of a delay in debating our committee reports. In the case of this one, some rather...

Agricultural Sector (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Baroness Parminter: I am very grateful for that response. I absolutely echo the noble Baroness’s understanding of the historical position and where the CAP came from. Equally, I agree that there are some elements in the current debate about the future of the common agricultural policy in the post-Brexit context who think that the money should go just to the environment. My position is that we have to have...

Flooding: Defences - Question (8 Nov 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, storing water on flood-lands and tree planting are cost-effective means of alleviating flood risk. Given our exit from the common agricultural policy, do the Government agree that in future our farmers should be paid for providing public goods, including managing land to alleviate communities’ risks of flooding?

Brexit: Environmental and Climate Change Policy - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I thank all Members who have participated in this debate. Again, they have shown the breadth of expertise in this House but also, as my noble friend Lord Teverson said, the breadth of environmental issues that Defra will have to cover as a result of Brexit. I thank the Minister for the answers that he has been able to give to us today; there are clearly many unanswered questions....

Brexit: Environmental and Climate Change Policy - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, the European Union has produced the world’s most comprehensive body of environmental policy and legislation. It has protected our wildlife and biodiversity and has improved the quality of our water and other natural resources. It has also been pivotal in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and prompting the growth in renewable energy in our fight against climate change. As the...

Single Farm Payment Scheme - Question (20 Jul 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, farmers need reliable broadband to apply for these farm payments and run their businesses. Given the criticism this week from the Select Committee of BT Openreach’s quality of service, what are the Government going to do to ensure that we get decent broadband in rural areas?

Recycling: Wales - Question (13 Jul 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, it is not just the Welsh we are lagging behind. The Scottish have recently published a circular economy strategy, which sets a target for a reduction in food waste of a third by 2025. Do the Government have plans to develop a strategy to allow England to capitalise on the economic and environmental benefits of moving towards a more circular economy?

Agriculture and Horticulture - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I add the thanks of those on these Benches to the noble Lord, Lord De Mauley, for initiating this debate today. Post the referendum result, it is critical that the role of UK agriculture is championed. This debate has allowed Members on all sides today to do just that. As we have heard, our farmers provide over 60% of the food that we eat and it is vital that we have farmers keeping...

Litter - Question (6 Jul 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, the Minister has said that education is a top priority and of course he is right. But given the success of the charge on single-use carrier bags in reducing litter and changing behaviour, is it not time for the Government to ensure that they look at further economic incentives as part of their strategy, such as charges on the single use of coffee cups?

Landfill: Textile Waste - Question (4 Jul 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, lower prices and reduced demand are lessening incentives to collect used textiles. Will the Minister say what plans the Government have to introduce extended producer responsibility, as they have done in France, to stimulate demand for sustainable markets?

Animal Welfare: Puppy Farms - Question (7 Jun 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, puppy dealers can make millions of pounds a year and yet face only six months in jail if they cause the death of hundreds of dogs through puppy trading. Is it not time that the Government acted, as happens in Northern Ireland, and increased the maximum sentence for animal welfare offences to five years?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I am obliged to welcome much that is in the Queen’s Speech, but it is with sincere regret that I note that for the second year running, the word “environment” does not feature in it at all. There are no measures to protect or enhance our natural environment and no measures to deliver the Conservative manifesto commitment to protect our public forests and woodlands...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, this amendment and the previous debates concern ensuring that the homes that we want deliver sustainable drainage, with the benefit of protecting home owners from floods and wider amenity benefits to communities and to biodiversity. I am disappointed that the Government and the Commons did not feel able to accept amendments that this House voted for to end the automatic right to...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for those remarks. They are indicative of the thoughtful and careful way in which she has handled negotiations on this difficult Bill. I am grateful for the time she has given to me and to other Members of this Chamber, particularly on this issue. I know it means so much to her and to other Members around this House. It will directly affect home owners who...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I am deeply disappointed that the Government do not feel able to accept this amendment. While I heard what the Minister said, it is still not clear exactly how the Government will meet their binding climate change commitments if they will not accept the amendment. They talk about doing so in a cost-effective manner, but the trajectory of the roadmap is unclear if we do not propose a...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: I thank the Minister for those remarks. I am obviously disappointed that, at this late stage, after, as she knows, so many compromises have been brought forward from this side on this issue, the Government do not feel able to accept something that will deliver what they want to achieve—more homes—because it will bring about more neighbourhood planning. I thank the noble Lord, Lord...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, we return again the to the issue of building the homes that we need, ensuring at the same time that we contribute fully to meeting our greenhouse gas emission targets and lowering fuel bills. I am very disappointed to see that the Government and the other place did not feel able to accept the amendment that we proposed. In lieu, the Government are proposing a review. I remind noble...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (10 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, I very much welcome the comments made last night by the Minister in the other place, who said that he intends, “to work with colleagues to ensure that neighbourhood plans enjoy the primacy that we intend them to have in planning law”.—[ Official Report, Commons, 9/5/16; col. 462.] I wholeheartedly endorse and welcome that commitment. However, I have prepared what I...

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons (4 May 2016)

Baroness Parminter: My Lords, the purpose of the amendment is to ensure that the new homes that we want are built with sustainable drainage, protecting home owners against flooding and delivering wider environmental benefits to the community—and, indeed, for biodiversity. At Report, the Government’s response was that we should wait to see how the presumption in planning works, given that it has been...


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