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Baroness Meacher

Crossbench - Life peer

4 APPG memberships (as of 6 Oct 2021)
Choice at the End of Life, Drug Policy Reform, Hydrogen, Medical Cannabis under Prescription
1 Former APPG membership
Mental Health
Procedure and Privileges Committee
8th Jun 2015 - 1st Jul 2019
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
19th Jul 2017 - 1st Jul 2019
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
17th Jun 2015 - 27th Apr 2017


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 27th October 2021
10:00
Division Votes
Thursday 21st October 2021
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]
voted Aye
One of 21 Crossbench Aye votes vs 3 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 180 Noes - 130
Speeches
Monday 25th October 2021
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

My Lords, I am sorry; I have a bit of asthma having had Covid last December, so I am not …

Written Answers
Thursday 26th November 2020
Hydrogen: Renewable Energy
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they plan to invest in the production of (1) blue hydrogen, and (2) …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Assisted Dying Bill [HL] 2021-22
A Bill to enable adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Baroness Meacher has voted in 142 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(31 debate interactions)
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(9 debate interactions)
Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
(9 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(26 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(25 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(17 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Meacher, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Baroness Meacher has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Meacher has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Baroness Meacher


A Bill to enable adults who are terminally ill to be provided at their request with specified assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Friday 22nd October 2021
(Read Debate)

A bill to amend the law on marriage to permit authorised belief organisations to solemnise marriages


Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Thursday 9th January 2020
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Baroness Meacher has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


3 Written Questions in the current parliament

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12th Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they plan to invest in the production of (1) blue hydrogen, and (2) green hydrogen, over the next five years.

The Government is committed to developing hydrogen as a decarbonised energy carrier, as confirmed in the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced by my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 18th November.

The Ten Point Plan package aims to bring forward a combination of commercial-scale CCUS-enabled ‘blue’ hydrogen and smaller scale electrolytic ‘green’ hydrogen projects. Both these production methods – and other innovative techniques – will be needed to deliver UK hydrogen demand expected by 2050.

This twin-track approach will enable production to be brought forward at the necessary scale during the 2020s, to grow the supply chain and build confidence in the sector, whilst scaling up green hydrogen which is likely to dominate the global market in the long term.

The Plan set out that the Government, working with industry, is aiming for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity in the UK by 2030,

We will support our hydrogen ambition through a range of measures, including a £240m Net Zero Hydrogen Fund out to 2024/25 and bringing forward, next year, detail on hydrogen business models and the revenue mechanism to stimulate private investment in new low carbon hydrogen production facilities. We expect these measures to reflect our twin track approach to production.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
12th Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commit to include investments in the production of blue and green hydrogen as part of their forthcoming economy-wide hydrogen strategy.

The Government is committed to developing hydrogen as a decarbonised energy carrier, as confirmed in the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced by my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 18th November.

The Ten Point Plan package aims to bring forward a combination of commercial-scale CCUS-enabled ‘blue’ hydrogen and smaller scale electrolytic ‘green’ hydrogen projects. Both these production methods – and other innovative techniques – will be needed to deliver UK hydrogen demand expected by 2050.

This twin-track approach will enable production to be brought forward at the necessary scale during the 2020s, to grow the supply chain and build confidence in the sector, whilst scaling up green hydrogen which is likely to dominate the global market in the long term.

The Plan set out that the Government, working with industry, is aiming for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity in the UK by 2030.

We will support our hydrogen ambition through a range of measures, including a £240m Net Zero Hydrogen Fund out to 2024/25 and bringing forward, next year, detail on hydrogen business models and the revenue mechanism to stimulate private investment in new low carbon hydrogen production facilities. We expect these measures to reflect our twin track approach to production. More detail on how we intend to work with industry towards the 5GW 2030 ambition will be set out in the hydrogen strategy in early 2021.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
12th Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made (1) of the levels of investment being committed by (a) Germany, (b) France, (c) other countries, to the production of green hydrogen, and (2) of the impact any such international competition may have on the UK's green hydrogen sector.

We are following international hydrogen developments from Germany, France and other countries, and participate in a range of international fora, including the Clean Energy Ministerial, the International Partnership for Hydrogen for Fuel Cells in the Economy and Mission Innovation. These offer opportunities to discuss other countries’ domestic hydrogen strategies in detail, their levels of investment, including in green hydrogen production and explore opportunities for collaboration.

We plan to publish a UK Hydrogen Strategy in early 2021; this will be informed in part by assessment of international activity and the opportunities and challenges that presents for the UK hydrogen economy.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)