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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-10-27more like thismore than 2022-10-27
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Audit: Reform more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the draft Audit Reform Bill; what resources they have allocated to drafting the bill; and when they expect to consult stakeholders on a draft of the bill. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL2949 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-11-10more like thismore than 2022-11-10
answer text <p>Work is continuing towards a draft Bill on reform of audit and corporate governance, for publication in due course.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-11-10T16:20:35.3Zmore like thismore than 2022-11-10T16:20:35.3Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1485940
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-07-04more like thismore than 2022-07-04
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Antimicrobials: Pollution Control more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) monitoring, and (2) mitigation, strategies they have put in place for environmental pollution by (a) metal nanoparticles, and (b) the bacteria resistant to these antimicrobial metal nanoparticles. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1417 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-07-25more like thismore than 2022-07-25
answer text <p>Whilst the Environment Agency (EA) does not have environmental monitoring in place specifically targeting metal nanoparticles, it is keeping a watching brief on innovative monitoring approaches and environmental effects. Although the science associated with environmental analysis for nanoparticles (and their associated effects) is in development, the EA has considered a number of nanoparticles through its Prioritisation and Early Warning System (PEWS). To date, the EA has considered titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, cerium dioxide, copper oxide and copper carbonate nanoparticles through PEWS.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-07-25T09:40:55.91Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-25T09:40:55.91Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1301565
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-03-10more like thismore than 2021-03-10
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Elections more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to widen consultation on the operation of elections in future to include (1) independent representatives, and (2) parties with at least one MP. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL14078 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-03-22more like thismore than 2021-03-22
answer text <p>Where it is appropriate to consult with political parties on the conduct of elections, the Government is committed to ensuring that all relevant views are taken into account. In developing recent guidance to support campaigning ahead of the May elections, the Government consulted a number of groups, including the Parliamentary Parties Panel, the Green Party and others, as well as the Local Government Association. We are committed to ensuring we take into consideration the views of independent candidates as effectively as possible.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord True more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-03-22T18:00:31.133Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-22T18:00:31.133Z
answering member
4200
label Biography information for Lord True more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1315915
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-05-18more like thismore than 2021-05-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Passports: Dual Nationality more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why dual country nationals are required to send their original foreign passport to the Home Office when applying to renew their UK passport; and what consideration they have given to allowing those individuals to instead supply a certified copy. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL327 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-06-02more like thismore than 2021-06-02
answer text <p>Where a dual national holds a passport issued by another country, HM Passport Office requires this to be provided in support of a British passport application as part of its range of checks to confirm the applicant’s identity and eligibility. This includes ensuring the British passport is issued in the same identity the holder uses for all official purposes.</p><p>We ask customers to send their original document to allow physical checks ensure it is genuine, and we can return it during the application process if requested. In countries where legal restrictions prevent a customer submitting their passport as part of their application, a ‘local service’ is in place to submit the application so officials can check the original document and send a copy to HM Passport Office in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Greenhalgh more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-06-02T15:11:18Zmore like thismore than 2021-06-02T15:11:18Z
answering member
4877
label Biography information for Lord Greenhalgh more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1417127
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-01-26more like thismore than 2022-01-26
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Shipping: Plastics more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the proposal by the government of Sri Lanka to the International Maritime Organisation to regulate the transport of plastic nurdles. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL5691 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-02-02more like thismore than 2022-02-02
answer text <p>When the container ship X-PRESS PEARL caught fire and sank off the Sri Lankan coast in 2021, a significant quantity of plastic nurdles were released into the marine environment. Following the incident, the Sri Lankan government submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which sets out several proposed measures aimed at preventing similar spills of plastic nurdles in the future and identifying tools to manage such spills should they occur.</p><p> </p><p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), which provides the UK’s representation at the IMO, is actively engaged in IMO work focussed on the issue of marine plastics. Whilst the proposals that have been put forward will need further refinement and consideration within the IMO, the MCA is supportive of efforts to reduce marine plastic pollution and welcomes the debate in an international forum.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-02-02T17:22:42.54Zmore like thismore than 2022-02-02T17:22:42.54Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1193355
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-05-05more like thismore than 2020-05-05
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Wakefield more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conditions, and treatment of asylum-seekers, in Urban House in Wakefield, following reports that individuals displaying COVID-19 symptoms have been forced to share rooms with others there. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL3895 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-05-22more like thismore than 2020-05-22
answer text <p>We’ve conducted a thorough assessment of Urban House with local health partners and have put in place steps in accordance with all of their recommendations. These steps include staggering meal times, increasing staff numbers, providing information and guidance in a variety of languages, stopping all new arrivals into Urban House.</p><p>Although room sharing is in place, no one is forced to share rooms with anyone displaying COVID 19 symptoms. Those with underlying health conditions and people over 70 years of age should also be moved to the appropriate hotel accommodation following PHE guidance</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-05-22T11:08:43.907Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-22T11:08:43.907Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1228029
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-27more like thismore than 2020-07-27
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Climate Change Convention: Travel more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they are making, as hosts of COP26, to ensure that participants are able to travel to the conference in the lowest-carbon manner possible, including by (1) train from all parts of Europe, and (2) by sleeper trains. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL7322 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-08-06more like thismore than 2020-08-06
answer text <p>We will encourage all delegates to consider low-carbon travel options, such as rail, particularly those arriving from Europe. Rail travel within the UK will certainly be encouraged and we are in the process of developing a multifaceted transport plan that supports the delegate experience and has sustainability at the core.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-08-06T11:13:38.507Zmore like thismore than 2020-08-06T11:13:38.507Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1470876
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-06-15more like thismore than 2022-06-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Alcohol Health Alliance Contents unknown: How alcohol labelling still fails consumers, published in June; particularly the finding that only 65 per cent of alcohol products sampled contained accurate and up-to-date reporting of the UK Chief Medical Officers' advice on consumption; and what steps, if any, they will take to respond to the report. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL975 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-06-29more like thismore than 2022-06-29
answer text <p>We welcome the Alcohol Health Alliance’s report. The Government has announced its intention to consult on whether to introduce mandatory calorie labelling on pre-packed alcohol and alcohol sold in on-trade businesses, such as pubs and restaurants. The consultation will also seek views on whether the provision of the United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines should be mandatory or continue on a voluntary basis. Respondents to the consultation can also suggest additional labelling requirements for consideration, such as ingredient listing. The Department continues to promote the low risk drinking guidelines through public health messaging, including the ‘Better Health’ campaign and the Drink Free Days app.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Kamall more like this
grouped question UIN HL976 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-06-29T11:13:58.807Zmore like thismore than 2022-06-29T11:13:58.807Z
answering member
4909
label Biography information for Lord Kamall more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1470877
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-06-15more like thismore than 2022-06-15
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce compulsory nutrition labelling for alcoholic drinks. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL976 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-06-29more like thismore than 2022-06-29
answer text <p>We welcome the Alcohol Health Alliance’s report. The Government has announced its intention to consult on whether to introduce mandatory calorie labelling on pre-packed alcohol and alcohol sold in on-trade businesses, such as pubs and restaurants. The consultation will also seek views on whether the provision of the United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines should be mandatory or continue on a voluntary basis. Respondents to the consultation can also suggest additional labelling requirements for consideration, such as ingredient listing. The Department continues to promote the low risk drinking guidelines through public health messaging, including the ‘Better Health’ campaign and the Drink Free Days app.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Kamall more like this
grouped question UIN HL975 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-06-29T11:13:58.853Zmore like thismore than 2022-06-29T11:13:58.853Z
answering member
4909
label Biography information for Lord Kamall more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1433452
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-02-21more like thismore than 2022-02-21
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Paraquat: Exports more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the global number of (1) deaths, and (2) injuries, caused by UK exports of the banned herbicide paraquat to countries where its use remains legal; what assessment they made of the environmental impact of such exports; and what consideration they have given to restricting exports of pesticides that are banned in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL6216 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-03-07more like thismore than 2022-03-07
answer text <p>We take our trade and international obligations for human health and the environment seriously and continue to monitor action in other countries and learn from their experiences.</p><p>The export of paraquat from Great Britain (GB) is regulated under the GB Prior Informed Consent (PIC) regulatory regime for the export and import of certain hazardous chemicals. Companies intending to export any of these chemicals from the GB must notify the importing country via the exporter’s Designated National Authority. For GB, the Designated National Authority is The Health and Safety Executive (HSE).</p><p>Paraquat additionally requires the explicit consent of the importing country before export can take place. The exchange of information that PIC provides allows the importing countries to make informed decisions on the import of those chemicals and on how to handle and use them safely. This process is kept under review.</p><p>We believe it is essential that the use of actives that are known to be hazardous to human health or the environment should be subject to scientific risk assessment, mitigation and regulatory protections. That is why we support notification of the export of Paraquat under GB PIC and support its listing under the Rotterdam convention. ​</p><p>Additionally, the UK is committed to working internationally including through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and United Nations Environment Assembly to support other nations to safely manage pesticides. We also believe in evidence-based international policy-making through the use of scientific committees, such as the Chemical Review Committee, and strengthening of the international ‘science - policy interface’ for chemicals and pesticides to support global decision-making.</p><p>We are progressing projects assessing the impacts of pesticides, including Paraquat, on human health and the environment in developing countries. We will continue to support developing countries to use pest management techniques which are most beneficial for them based on evidence and the expressed desires of the countries.</p>
answering member printed Lord Benyon more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-03-07T16:09:57.8Zmore like thismore than 2022-03-07T16:09:57.8Z
answering member
1547
label Biography information for Lord Benyon more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this