Results 141–160 of 4000 for in the 'Commons debates' speaker:Caroline Lucas

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (24 Mar 2011)

Caroline Lucas: What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the damage done to business confidence by his extraordinary U-turn on support for mid-sized solar installations, and of the 14,000 new jobs that were in the UK solar industry precisely because of that? How many of those jobs will be lost as a result of that extraordinary decision?

Sustainable Communities Act (28 Mar 2011)

Caroline Lucas: I should like to thank hon. Members remaining in the House for their interest in the Sustainable Communities Act 2007. I will begin by explaining why the Act is so important. A successful first round of proposals has been made under the Act, but delays with implementing the 2010 amendment to it are creating unacceptable delays for future proposals, and I want to focus on that as well. The Act...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Libya (London Conference) (30 Mar 2011)

Caroline Lucas: During the debate in this House on Monday of last week, Members on both sides expressed their concern about mission creep. That concern has been heightened by today’s debate on potentially arming the rebels. Does the Foreign Secretary agree that if the impression is given that NATO-led forces are taking sides in what is becoming a civil war, that will be deeply counter-productive to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Middle East and North Africa (26 Apr 2011)

Caroline Lucas: Does the Foreign Secretary accept that our activities in Libya have now gone well beyond the terms of a no-fly zone to protect civilians? Is he not concerned that we will be giving the impression that we are taking sides with the intention of regime change, rather than protecting civilians? Is that impression not being strengthened by the fact that we are not even calling for sanctions in...

Lip-reading: Energy Bill [Lords] (10 May 2011)

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Lip-reading: Energy Bill [Lords] (10 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak. Is it not the case that the golden rule will not help people in fuel poverty much because they are far more likely to feel any green deal benefits through greater thermal comfort rather than through reduced fuel bills? The energy company obligation pot does not have much money in it, although £2 billion is a good start. However, even that is being...

Lip-reading: Energy Bill [Lords] (10 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: I thank the Secretary of State for giving way again. Are not tenants unlikely to challenge their landlords on the introduction of the green deal because of a fear of retaliatory eviction? Would it not be much more effective to introduce minimum energy efficiency standards that landlords have to keep to if they want to put their buildings on the market?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Red Tape Challenge (12 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the environmental regulations considered for possible revocation under the red tape challenge.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Red Tape Challenge (12 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: I thank the Secretary of State for her answer, by which I am not entirely reassured. Does she know that in my constituency, in Brighton and Hove, standards for nitrogen dioxide are regularly exceeded at 20 sites across the city? Much of the pollution—as well as its costly health consequences—is caused by traffic. Will she therefore absolutely guarantee to defend the regulations on air...

Standards and Privileges: Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan (16 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: Does the Secretary of State agree with the comments made at the weekend by the Chief of the Defence Staff about increasing the number of targets that we can hit, with specific reference to infrastructure? What discussions has he had with NATO colleagues about the apparent change of focus to regime change rather than the protection of civilians?

Standards and Privileges: Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan (16 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: Will the Foreign Secretary give way?

Standards and Privileges: Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan (16 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: That is very kind; I look forward to making many more interventions on that basis. Does the Secretary of State share the concern that Bahraini opposition activists will not receive fair trials and, if he does, does he think there is a role for the UK mission to send observers to witness those trials?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: House of Lords Reform (Draft Bill) (17 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: I welcome the Deputy Prime Minister’s statement, but given that a poll released today shows that 74% of people are against unelected bishops having a place in our legislature, including 70% of Christians, and given that expertise and wisdom are not the monopoly of any one religion, will he look again at that aspect of the reform?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Fourth Carbon Budget (17 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: I welcome the Government’s acceptance of a 50% emissions cut by 2025, but like others I am deeply concerned that behind a headline that looks so good in theory is something that risks being a sham. In reality, a significant proportion of the reduction will be happening in other countries. What impact does the Secretary of State expect that to have on the “green industrial...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Nuclear Industry Safety (18 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: Once again, the Secretary of State has claimed that new nuclear will not receive a public subsidy. However, in its report on electricity market reform, the Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change says that the Government’s proposals are designed to give nuclear a substantial subsidy. Can the Secretary of State explain why there is such a difference of view between him and the Select...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Nuclear Deterrent (18 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: The Secretary of State rightly says that the “first duty of any Government is to ensure the security of their people”. If it really is the case, as he also says, that the “nuclear deterrent provides the ultimate guarantee of our national security”, does he accept the logic of his own argument, which means that all nations should seek to acquire nuclear weapons to ensure the security...

Energy and Climate Change: Independent Fuel Poverty Review (19 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: When the Warm Front scheme is closed down, it will be the first time in 30 years that there has not been a Treasury-funded scheme to tackle fuel poverty, which is a major problem in constituencies such as mine. Will the Minister do all he can to persuade the Treasury to take its fair share of the cost of cutting poverty so that the full funding burden is not regressively applied to energy...

Energy and Climate Change: Wild Animals (Circuses) (19 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: I have to say that I think the Minister’s position is an extraordinarily cowardly one. May I remind him that there was legal advice against a seal ban—a ban on the import of seal products—yet the courage of member states led to that being overturned? There was also legal advice against the ban on the import of cat and dog fur, but, again, the courage of individual member states led to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Green Investment Bank (24 May 2011)

Caroline Lucas: Given that the green investment bank is being set up to promote new green technology, can the Secretary of State confirm that it will not be used to support nuclear, because nuclear is not new, because many of us do not believe it is green, and above all, because such support would clearly constitute a public subsidy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Media Training Programmes (16 Jun 2011)

Caroline Lucas: Whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Justice on the contribution of media training programmes to the rehabilitation of women in prison.

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