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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-12-15more like thismore than 2021-12-15
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Coronavirus 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 spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, whether local government bodies can hold meetings remotely if they choose. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL4983 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-12-31more like thismore than 2021-12-31
answer text <p>A High Court judgement handed down on 27 April 2021 confirmed that the Local Government Act 1972 specifies that council meetings must take place in person at a single, specified, geographical location and being “present” at such a meeting involves physical presence at that location.</p><p>This judgement confirmed that the regulations which allowed local authorities to meet remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic did not apply to meetings after 6 May 2021.</p><p>Any permanent change would require primary legislation, and would depend upon Parliamentary time being available.</p><p>Non-statutory or other informal meetings where local authorities deem that in-person attendance is not required can be held virtually.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Greenhalgh more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-12-31T11:07:35.737Zmore like thismore than 2021-12-31T11:07:35.737Z
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
1491781
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-07-21more like thismore than 2022-07-21
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: Processed 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 steps, if any, they plan to take in response to the study in the journal Nutrients, published on 21 July, which found that ultraprocessed food consisted of 82 per cent of the calories in packed school lunches and 64 per cent in school meals, with calories provided by these foods being 61 per cent of primary pupils' diets and 77 per cent of secondary pupils'. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1991 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-08-01more like thismore than 2022-08-01
answer text <p>A diet high in processed foods is often high in calories, salt, saturated fat and sugar and low in fibre, which is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic diseases. The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) is delivering a range of measures to help address the exposure and consumption of food and drink products high in saturated fat, sugar or salt, including restricting the advertising and promotions of these products, and a sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme.</p><p> </p><p>Further to the work being done by OHID, the department encourages all schools to have a whole school approach to healthy eating, promoting healthy eating and providing healthy, tasty and nutritious food and drink. Compliance with the school food standards is mandatory for all maintained schools, including academies and free schools. The Requirements for School Food Regulations 2014 is available here: <a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1603/contents/made" target="_blank">https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1603/contents/made</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Schools may use the school food standards as a guide when writing their packed lunch policies. For example, confectionery is banned throughout the school day and foods high in salt, sugar and fat are restricted. Schools can also confiscate items that are banned by the school rules. More information is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/searching-screening-and-confiscation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/searching-screening-and-confiscation</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The department also wants to make it easier for parents to feel confident that they are preparing healthy, balanced lunches for their children. Further information such as recipes, tips and swap suggestions for parents are available on the Change4Life website, which is available here: <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/healthier-lunchboxes" target="_blank">https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/healthier-lunchboxes</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-08-01T13:55:26.267Zmore like thismore than 2022-08-01T13:55:26.267Z
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
1259964
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-12-09more like thismore than 2020-12-09
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 Environment Protection: River Lugg 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 reports of ecological damage to the banks of the River Lugg; and what plans they have to prevent similar events occurring elsewhere in England. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL11273 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-12-23more like thismore than 2020-12-23
answer text <p>A joint investigation is currently underway involving the main agencies (Environment Agency, Natural England and Forestry Commission). This has included a recent site visit to establish the full detail and extent of recent work at the site. Further details will be made available in due course in line with the nature of the ongoing investigation.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England, the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission have respective regulatory powers to ensure the management of SSSIs, waterways and trees, providing advice to landowners and consents/licences where appropriate. They continue to monitor and investigate any incidences of damage to sites and rely on the support of the general public in reporting possible illegal activity and pollutions.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-12-23T16:54:45.87Zmore like thismore than 2020-12-23T16:54:45.87Z
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
1235822
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-09-18more like thismore than 2020-09-18
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Investment Income 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 impact that dividend recapitalisations have on financial security (1) nationally, and (2) internationally. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL8266 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-01more like thismore than 2020-10-01
answer text <p>A key part of the government’s economic policy objective is to preserve and enhance the stability of the UK’s financial system. This is reflected in the remit of the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) at the Bank of England, which is responsible for identifying, monitoring and taking action to remove or reduce systemic risks.</p><p> </p><p>There is little sign of dividend recapitalisations further increasing the leverage of borrowers in 2020 to levels above post-Global Financial Crisis average.</p><p> </p><p>Dividend recapitalisations are a small part of the broader leveraged loan market. They’ve accounted for slightly under 25% of September 2020 issuances to date. All the dividend recapitalisation issuances from July to September 2020 have been from US corporates.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Bank of England has ensured that the major UK banks hold enough capital to withstand losses on their leveraged loan portfolios commensurate with loss rates more severe than those experienced in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.</p><p> </p><p>Given the US-focussed nature of the market, the Bank is also active in international discussions related to banks and non-banks. The Bank remains a key contributor to the work of the Financial Stability Board, including their analysis of leveraged loans.</p>
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2020-10-01T11:56:22.027Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-01T11:56:22.027Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1400160
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-01-05more like thismore than 2022-01-05
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 Pheasants 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 regard captive-reared pheasants released into the environment as livestock or wildlife. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL5087 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-01-19more like thismore than 2022-01-19
answer text <p>A released captive-reared pheasant may be regarded as livestock if it remains significantly dependent on a keeper for their survival, for example for the provision of food, water, or shelter.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-01-19T16:24:08.373Zmore like thismore than 2022-01-19T16:24:08.373Z
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
1602548
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2023-03-08more like thismore than 2023-03-08
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 Greenhouse Gas Emissions 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 assessment they have made of the progress in the implementation of the F-gas regulations, particularly with regard to the greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and reducing its carbon footprint in electricity transmission, distribution, and hydronic heat pump equipment; what plans they have to amend the F-gas Regulations 2014 ((EU) No 517/2014); and how they intend to ensure that expansion of the electricity grid does not increase carbon emissions through increased use of fluorinated greenhouse gases. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL6230 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-03-16more like thismore than 2023-03-16
answer text <p>A review of the F-gas Regulation is underway. Defra published an <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assessment-of-the-f-gas-regulation-in-great-britain" target="_blank">Assessment Report</a> in December 2022 that assesses the Regulation against its objectives to reduce F-gas use and emissions. Defra are now identifying options for change, with a focus on additional measures to help the UK meet Net Zero. Development of any proposals will account for factors such as the expansion of the power grid as regards SF6 use and the rollout of heat pumps as regards use of hydrofluorocarbons (the main types of F-gas).</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the F-gas Regulation, Ofgem has a framework in place that encourages the reduction of SF6 emissions from existing switchgear equipment on the grid.</p><p> </p><p>The F-gas Regulation reduces emissions primarily through the phasedown of the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the main type of F-gases. The Regulation also sets rules on F-gas use, containment, recovery and destruction and training and certification.</p><p> </p><p>Alternative technologies to the use of SF6 in the power sector are being developed, with some already available and being deployed. Consideration needs to be given as to the ability to use alternatives at some existing sites, particularly where the footprint of a site is restricted such as in built-up areas.</p>
answering member printed Lord Benyon more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-03-16T16:59:21.147Zmore like thismore than 2023-03-16T16:59:21.147Z
answering member
1547
label Biography information for Lord Benyon more like this
attachment
1
file name F_gas_regulation_in_Great_Britain.pdf more like this
title Assessment Report F-gas 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
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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
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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
1179833
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 Cowley Branch Line 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 restore the Cowley Branch railway line for passenger services; what stations any such services would serve; what is their timetable for developing any such plans; and what assessment they have made of the impact restoring the line for passenger services would have on carbon emissions. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL1711 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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 the possibility of reopening the line between Oxford and Cowley for passenger services, with two new stations serving the Oxford Business and Science Park. The work undertaken to date has not included an assessment of the impact on carbon emissions.</p><p> </p><p>The Oxfordshire Rail Corridor Study will be published this Spring, and further development work on reopening the Cowley line will be progressed in accordance with the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-09T17:00:03.363Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T17:00:03.363Z
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
1693081
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance 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 steps they are taking to ensure preventative measures such as enabling access to clean water and basic toilets, and promoting good hygiene practices are central to their work on combatting antimicrobial resistance globally. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL2937 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-15more like thismore than 2024-03-15
answer text <p>Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in communities and health care settings helps prevent the threat of antimicrobial resistance. The UK's &quot;WASH Systems for Health&quot; programme is working in six lower-middle-income countries to strengthen the systems that deliver sustainable WASH services. The UK-funded Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition supported 14,800 facilities with WASH supplies and trained 460,000 health workers on hygiene. We also focus on achieving universal WASH in health care facilities to combat antimicrobial resistance through partners the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Hand Hygiene for All Partnership.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Benyon more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-15T13:54:38.263Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-15T13:54:38.263Z
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
1328375
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-05-26more like thismore than 2021-05-26
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 Travel: Quarantine 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 people quarantining in hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic are permitted to order take-away food; and if so, what precautions are in place for the bio-secure delivery of that food. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
uin HL601 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-06-22more like thismore than 2021-06-22
answer text <p>Additional food and drinks can be ordered and delivered to the hotel main reception. All deliveries are left outside the guest's room and staff should have no contact with the guest.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-06-22T12:47:43.433Zmore like thismore than 2021-06-22T12:47:43.433Z
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