Baroness Meacher Portrait

Baroness Meacher

Crossbench - Life peer

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 7th September 2022
10:30
Division Votes
None available
Speeches
Tuesday 19th July 2022
Carer’s Leave: Government Departments
My Lords, may I therefore say something?
Written Answers
Tuesday 26th July 2022
Housing: Heat Pumps
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish performance data from the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project.
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 236 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)
(32 debate interactions)
Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(14 debate interactions)
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(13 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(46 debate contributions)
Home Office
(44 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(34 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(18 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(5,431 words contributed)
Elections Act 2022
(4,256 words contributed)
Schools Bill [HL] 2022-23
(3,485 words contributed)
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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
Friday 22nd October 2021
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A bill to amend the law on marriage to permit authorised belief organisations to solemnise marriages


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


6 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
20th Jul 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish performance data from the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project.

The Government intends to publish the performance data from the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project in due course, once quality assurance of the data has been completed.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
20th Jul 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) cost, and (2) feasibility, of electricity network reinforcement to support heat pump roll out plans by (a) 2028, (b) 2040, and (c) 2050; and whether they will publish that assessment.

Ofgem uses the price control framework to ensure that electricity network companies are provided with the necessary funding to deliver the required capacity to meet future demand on the grid, including to support the roll out of heat pumps. Government liaises regularly with Ofgem and industry, including network operators, on this issue.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
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)
19th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has developed or accredited any (1) information, or (2) guidance, to support clinicians to care for a person living with a progressive or terminal illness who wishes to voluntarily stop eating and drinking with the intention of accelerating their death.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a guideline Care of dying adults in the last days of life which makes recommendations on maintaining hydration, including taking into account the wishes of the person and discussing the risks and benefits of clinically assisted hydration. NICE has also published Shared decision making, which includes guidance on communicating risks, benefits and consequences. Additionally, NICE’s guideline Decision-making and mental capacity includes recommendations on advance care planning, including helping people to exercise their right to personal autonomy as far as possible. Copies of these guidelines are attached.

Lord Kamall
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)