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1170137
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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 Wind Power: Dorset 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 viability of the Navitus Bay wind farm site. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL284 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
answer text <p>It is for developers to come forward with proposals for potential locations of generating stations including offshore windfarms.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change assessed an application for development consent for a wind farm on the Navitus Bay wind farm site in 2015. The Secretary of State issued a decision on 11 September 2015 refusing the grant of development consent for the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm.</p><p> </p><p>The decision was in line with the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate, which examined a wide range of issues related to the potential benefits and impacts of the project in reaching its conclusion. The Secretary of State’s decision letter sets out her consideration of those issues.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
grouped question UIN HL285 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-22T16:57:59.74Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-22T16:57:59.74Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1170138
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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 Wind Power: Dorset 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 ensure that the Navitus Bay wind farm site is successfully developed. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL285 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
answer text <p>It is for developers to come forward with proposals for potential locations of generating stations including offshore windfarms.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change assessed an application for development consent for a wind farm on the Navitus Bay wind farm site in 2015. The Secretary of State issued a decision on 11 September 2015 refusing the grant of development consent for the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm.</p><p> </p><p>The decision was in line with the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate, which examined a wide range of issues related to the potential benefits and impacts of the project in reaching its conclusion. The Secretary of State’s decision letter sets out her consideration of those issues.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
grouped question UIN HL284 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-22T16:57:59.8Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-22T16:57:59.8Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1170139
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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 Wind Power 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 increase the deployment of (1) offshore, and (2) onshore, wind energy. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL286 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
answer text <p>The UK is the world’s largest offshore wind market with 9.8GW installed, which is expected to rise to 14GW by 2023 and 19.5GW by 2026. On 23 July 2018, the Government announced the timetable for future Contracts for Difference auctions, which is the main mechanism for deploying new renewable technologies. The auctions have the potential to deliver up to 2GW of new offshore wind every year in the 2020s, which has given long term vision and clarity to the offshore wind sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Offshore Wind Sector Deal, published on 7 March 2019, will build on the UK’s global leadership in offshore wind bringing a strategic approach to deliver increased capacity of offshore wind, while boosting the UK economy, enhancing growth in the regions while continuing to reduce costs.</p><p> </p><p>Onshore wind has also deployed successfully to date in the UK, recently exceeding 14GW of installed operational capacity. Onshore wind continues to fall in cost and has resulted in several merchant onshore wind sites being deployed to date.</p>
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-21T15:53:48.527Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-21T15:53:48.527Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1179830
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-24more like thismore than 2020-02-24
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 Transport: Oxfordshire 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 steps they will take to work with South Oxfordshire District Council, Oxfordshire County Council and Network Rail to improve (1) cycling, (2) railway services, and (3) bus services, in the South Oxfordshire district; and whether they expect the delivery of any such improvements to precede the construction of new homes in the district. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1709 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
answer text <p>Government works with all key partners across the country, including local authorities within Oxfordshire and with Network Rail, in ensuring consideration is given to appropriate sustainable transport modes, in particular, where there are planned housing developments. There is a requirement for local authorities to include any proposals in their local plans.</p><p> </p><p>There is a requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework for local authorities to ensure that transport issues are considered from the earliest stages of plan-making and development proposals. In planning for new settlements this involves ensuring that opportunities to promote walking, cycling and public transport use are identified and pursued. Plans are also prepared with the active involvement of local highways authorities, other transport infrastructure providers and operators and neighbouring councils, so that strategies and investments for supporting sustainable transport and development patterns are aligned.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-09T17:12:11.667Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T17:12:11.667Z
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
1177110
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-07more like thismore than 2020-02-07
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Sustainability of the Press Review 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, further to the statement by Baroness Morgan of Cotes on 6 February (HL Deb, col 1937) that the Government “supported all the recommendations apart from one: the proposal to establish an institute for public interest news” and “the Government have decided that it is not for the Government to take that recommendation forward”, what assessment they made to inform that decision; what support they intend to give, if any, to the establishment by other organisations of an institute for public interest news; what discussions they have had with other organisations about establishing such an institute; and with which organisations they have discussed any such plans. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1435 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-02-19more like thismore than 2020-02-19
answer text <p>The Government acknowledges the value the ‘Institute for Public Interest News’, proposed by Dame Frances Cairncross in her Review, is intended to achieve, in bringing different initiatives together in order to amplify their impact, and acting as a channel for collaboration. However, the Government recognises the concerns of many in the publishing industry regarding the inherent challenge an organisation with such a purpose will face in defining what qualifies as ‘public interest’ news, and what might therefore be deserving of support. It is not for the Government to define what qualifies as 'public interest' news. While any institute would be at arm’s length from the Government, we recognise concerns that even an arm’s length relationship risks perceptions of inappropriate Government interference with the press. The Government has therefore decided that it is not for the Government to take the recommendation forward.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There are a number of existing initiatives set up by the industry in this area, for example, the Google News Initiative, Facebook’s Community News Project, the Public Interest News Foundation set up by Impress, and the BBC’s proposed Local Democracy Foundation — with more potentially under development across the sector. Parts of the sector have shown a desire to help share approaches and best practice. It remains open for the sector to support the existing initiatives or form others as they see fit.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Notwithstanding that it is not for the Government to play a role in leading or designing an institution, there are some challenges and functions that Dame Frances envisaged as potentially being undertaken by an institute that the Government is minded to support through other routes. A key function where we see a potential role for Government to support is the funding of research into news provision and its impact on communities. The Government has recently put out an invitation to tender for research to support policy development on news sustainability and will continue to explore how it can commission further research into these areas, to provide a solid evidence base for future policy interventions.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-02-19T11:09:47.347Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-19T11:09:47.347Z
answering member
4703
label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1151163
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading School Meals 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 percentage of food served in English schools is (a) organic, and (b) locally sourced; and what plans they have, if any, to increase that percentage. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL240 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
answer text <p>Schools are responsible for their school meals service and how and where they choose to buy their produce. The department does not hold the information on what percentage of food is organic and locally sourced. Schools may use the guidance launched alongside the government’s 'Plan for Public Procurement: Food and Catering Services'.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance provides a methodology which helps contracting parties balance a range of criteria when procuring food and catering services. These include production standards, health and wellbeing, resource efficiency, socio-economic factors, quality of service and price.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance has been attached and is available from:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-plan-for-public-procurement-food-and-catering" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-plan-for-public-procurement-food-and-catering</a>.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-31T17:17:53.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:17:53.79Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
attachment
1
file name HL240_guidance_plan_for_public_procurement .pdf more like this
title HL240_guidance more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1179832
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-24more like thismore than 2020-02-24
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 Roads: Oxfordshire 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 (1) the expected levels of use, and (2) the expected increase in carbon emissions of (a) the proposed Culham Thames bridge, and (b) a road link connecting the A34 to the M40; and what progress has been made in respect of these developments. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1710 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
answer text <p>The responsibility for any assessment of levels of use and increases of carbon emissions for these proposals would lie with the local highway authority, Oxfordshire County Council.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-09T17:20:19.22Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T17:20:19.22Z
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
1179835
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-24more like thismore than 2020-02-24
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 Railways: Culham 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 increase the railway services at Culham to support the proposed increase in housing in the area; what assessment they have made of the impact of an increase in railway services at Culham on carbon emissions; and whether they expect any such improvements to rail services will precede the construction of new homes in the area. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1712 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
answer text <p>A study of the rail corridors in Oxfordshire has been undertaken by Network Rail in partnership with the Department for Transport and local stakeholders led by the Oxfordshire Growth Board. The scope of the study has included an assessment of the demand for train services to and from Oxfordshire stations, including Culham, taking account of planned housing growth contained within existing Local Plans.</p><p> </p><p>The Oxfordshire Rail Corridor Study will be published this Spring, and the outcomes will be progressed in accordance with the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline. The work undertaken to date has not included an assessment of the impact on carbon emissions of any proposals, which is because the limit of the study work was to produce a train service specification to meet forecast demand, understand the existing capacity shortfall and the infrastructure interventions that might be required in order to meet that specification.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-09T16:58:09.76Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T16:58:09.76Z
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
1181408
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-27more like thismore than 2020-02-27
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 Public Health 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 steps they are taking to ensure effective collaboration between the four UK public health authorities and their EU counterparts once the transition period ends. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1981 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2020-03-06more like thismore than 2020-03-06
answer text <p>The United Kingdom is open to exploring cooperation between the UK and the European Union on matters of health security, as well as on commitments on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) prevention, in future relationship negotiations with the EU. The Government is committed to establishing a future relationship that benefits the whole of the UK. There are strong existing relationships between the UK's four public health agencies and their counterparts in EU Member States and we work closely with them to protect our citizens from cross-border threats to health, such as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The UK remains committed to working with countries and partners from across the world, both bilaterally and in multilateral fora, such as the World Health Organization, G7 and the Global Health Security Initiative and we will continue to uphold all of our commitments under the International Health Regulations<em>. </em></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-06T14:14:26.417Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-06T14:14:26.417Z
answering member
4708
label Biography information for Lord Bethell more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1151165
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Food 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 percentage of food served in English prisons is (a) organic, and (b) locally sourced; and what plans they have, if any, to increase that percentage. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL242 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) purchase food commodities for prisoner and staff meals from a national food contract currently held by Bidfood UK.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS does not require its supplier to provide figures relating to the percentage of organic and locally produced products provided to prisons through this contract. However, the contract was one of the first to adopt and implement the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)’s Plan for Public Procurement: Food &amp; Catering. Regular scrutiny and reporting of the contract shows that the level of UK sourced commodities purchased is 52% (Country of Origin) and the level of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) provision is over 60%. Bidfood UK are committed to increasing the percentage of UK sourced products.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-30T17:36:08.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:36:08.093Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this