Results 1–20 of 66 for speaker:Earl Russell

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber ( 6 Mar 2024)

Government's heat pump installation targets – Earl Russell. Oral questions; 3:00 pm

Succession to Peerages and Baronetcies Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 9 Feb 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, I too must declare a personal interest in these matters. I am the seventh Earl Russell, and the last. My wife gave birth to two beautiful daughters, of whom I am very proud, and I have no male heirs or direct relatives. To be clear, I do not speak in favour of the continuation of the right of hereditary Peers to have a place in your Lordships’ House. I would vote in favour of my...

Conversion Therapy Prohibition (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 9 Feb 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, I speak in favour of this Bill; indeed, I would speak in favour of any Bill that outlaws abusive practices. As I see it, conversion therapy is happening, and it is harmful. It is long overdue that this practice be made illegal. I support this Bill, brought to the House by my noble friend Lady Burt, and I support a ban on conversion therapy. This is about ending degrading and...

Met Office: 2023 Temperatures - Question ( 6 Feb 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, there were 44,000 wildfires last year, an increase of 72% on the previous year. In the words of the Fire Brigades Union, the UK is “woefully unprepared” for the impact of climate change on wildfires. Does the Minister support the Fire Brigades Union’s call for a national wildfire strategy? What investments are being made in people, better equipment and training to fight...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Feb 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Rosenfield, on his maiden speech and the noble Lord, Lord Watson of Wyre Forest, on bringing this debate. Our economy is largely stagnant, and productivity remains poor. This is harming living standards. The UK does not have a coherent industrial strategy. Lots of changes have caused uncertainty. We need a green industrial strategy to support...

Green Spaces - Question ( 1 Feb 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to increase the number of locally available and easily accessible green spaces.

Green Spaces - Question ( 1 Feb 2024)

Earl Russell: I thank the Minister for the response. I warmly welcome this commitment; it is extremely important. However, 38% of people do not have access to green or blue space. Those who are economically marginalised have the least access of all. Access to green space is vital for our physical, mental and general well-being. Can the Minister confirm what proposals the Government have to deliver the...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (31 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, I too speak in favour of this amendment on court transcripts. I too pay tribute to Sarah Olney, the Victims’ Commissioner, brave survivors, and others who have been campaigning on this issue. I once gave evidence, a long time ago. It was extremely difficult and a challenging experience. To be honest, I struggled afterwards to remember a single word that I had said. Courts are not...

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives (30 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement statutory measures to ban the sale of zombie knives and machetes.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cars: Theft (30 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all cars sold in the UK meet appropriate anti-theft standards and are adequately protected from relay attacks.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (29 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in achieving their target for motorway stations to have six rapid or ultra-rapid chargers by the end of 2023; and when they expect this to be achieved.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Litter (29 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor and ensure that the National Highways meets its legal duty to ensure its land is kept clear of litter under sections 89(1) and (2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Turing Scheme (26 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Turing Scheme: evaluation of year 1, published on 3 January, which found that 79 per cent of universities had difficulties with the Turing scheme application process, whether they intend to review that process.

Climate Risk Models - Question (25 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, the best way to avoid financial collapse is to avoid climate tipping points. We welcome the progress to date on developing financial climate risk models, but this science is still in its infancy. We also welcome the Bank of England’s report of 13 March, updating its assessment of climate risks. The report notes the need to improve climate stress testing and scenario analysis. How...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Heat Pumps (25 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans (1) to accelerate the uptake of heat pump installations and support jobs and skills in this sector, and (2) to increase the availability of a new generation of higher temperature heat pumps using new refrigerants, including R290, or propane.

Extreme Weather: Resilience - Commons Urgent Question (24 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her Statement. I join her and the Labour Benches in offering our condolences for all those who lost their lives, and in thanking the emergency services for everything that they do. UK winters are getting warmer and wetter; there is a lot of variation year to year, but winter rainfall has increased by 27% overall since records began in 1837. The impacts of...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Wind Power (24 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government how many onshore wind projects consisting of individual turbines were completed in 2023; and what steps they are taking to increase the number of new onshore wind farms.

Office for Environmental Protection - Question (23 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: My Lords, launching the annual assessment, the chair of the OEP said that “government’s plans must stack up. Government must be clear itself and set out transparently how it will change the nation’s trajectory to the extent now needed, in good time”. We do not yet have that clarity or transparency. What action will now be taken to meet the key delivery plans, the interim targets, and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Jan 2024)

Earl Russell: To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to making COVID-19 vaccines available for people to buy privately.


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