Lord Gilbert of Panteg Portrait

Lord Gilbert of Panteg

Conservative - Life peer


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 7th September 2021
14:30
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 14th September 2021
14:30
Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 202 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 260 Noes - 229
Speeches
Thursday 27th May 2021
Public Service Broadcasting (Communications and Digital Committee Report)

That this House takes note of the Report from the Communications and Digital Committee Public service broadcasting: as vital as …

Written Answers
Tuesday 20th July 2021
English Language: Education
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 2 June (HL434), whether they still …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 11th November 2014
National Defence Medal Bill 2014-15
A Bill to require the Secretary of State to introduce a National Defence Medal; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Gilbert of Panteg has voted in 114 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 McNally (Liberal Democrat)
(1 debate interactions)
Earl of Clancarty (Crossbench)
(1 debate interactions)
Baroness Merron (Labour)
Opposition Whip (Lords)
(1 debate interactions)
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Legislation Debates
Lord Gilbert of Panteg has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Gilbert of Panteg, 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.


Lord Gilbert of Panteg has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Gilbert of Panteg has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Lord Gilbert of Panteg


A Bill to require the Secretary of State to introduce a National Defence Medal; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 11th November 2014

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provisions to require owners of park home sites to undergo a fit and proper person test; to introduce a national licensing scheme for individual owners of park home sites; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 10th January 2012

Lord Gilbert of Panteg has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


4 Written Questions in the current parliament

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29th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 June 2019 (HL15875), what is the latest timetable for laying the secondary legislation on electoral registers, following the Cabinet Office’s engagement with stakeholders since June 2019.

The Government is currently making plans to deliver an ambitious programme of measures to strengthen electoral integrity. We will make an announcement on our intentions in due course.

Earl Howe
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
30th Jun 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 2 June (HL434), whether they still intend to publish a cross-Government English language strategy, as set out in the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper.

I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 2 June 2021 to Question HL434.

This government remains committed to English language as demonstrated by the manifesto commitment to boost English language teaching.

Our response to the COVID-19 outbreak is our priority at present. We will provide an update on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in due course.

The department also remains committed to strengthening communities through integration. Since publication, we have made significant progress on the commitments in the Integrated Communities Action Plan. This includes providing over 18,000 learner places through our Integrated Communities English Language Programme (£4.5 million) and Coordination Fund (£1.2 million), and setting up of five Integration Areas.

We continue to build upon the Integration Area Programme and are working hard to boost English language provision, including through the ESOL for Integration Fund.

Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
20th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, published on 14 March 2018, when they plan to publish an English language strategy.

This government remains committed to English language as demonstrated by the manifesto commitment to boost English language teaching.

We know that language skills are crucial to help people integrate into life in England, as well as to break down barriers to work and career progression. This is why we want to support all adults in England to secure the English language skills they need.

The department funds English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision through the Adult Education Budget (AEB). Currently, approximately 50% of the AEB is devolved to 7 Mayoral Combined Authorities and the Mayor of London, acting where appropriate through the Greater London Authority. These authorities are now responsible for the provision of AEB-funded adult education, including ESOL, for their residents and allocation of the AEB to providers. The Education and Skills Funding Agency is responsible for the remaining AEB in non-devolved areas.

In 2019/20, 116,100 adult learners were supported through the AEB, across devolved and non-devolved areas to improve their levels of English through fully and part funded ESOL courses.

Our response to the COVID-19 outbreak is our priority at present. We will provide an update on ESOL in due course.

Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
15th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to facilitate the sharing of information on child abuse between social media companies; and whether such plans will include reforming data protection law.

We are working across Government and engaging industry to prevent all forms of online child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The Government is continuing to engage with technology companies around the Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, a framework of principles launched by the Five Country Ministerial partners in March 2020. These are a set of 11 actions tech firms should take to ensure children are not sexually exploited on their platforms, Principle 10 includes how companies should support opportunities to share relevant expertise, helpful practices, data and tools where appropriate and feasible.

The Technology Coalition brings together companies across the technology industry, including social media companies, and have announced their work on Project Protect. Project Protect sets out their plans for technological innovation and sharing best practices across industry to prevent and eradicate child sexual exploitation and abuse. Government officials are engaging with the Technology Coalition on their priorities and upcoming work on this project.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has recently published a £2.4m Invitation to Tender for a new project to address barriers to data sharing and support innovation and competition in the detection of online harm, as part of the National Data Strategy. As part of the project, the provider will analyse the current data landscape and the economic and social benefits of opening up online harms data, and then test a number of potential practical solutions.

The Government and the Information Commissioner’s Office keep legislation under constant review to ensure it keeps pace with technical and societal changes. There are powers in the Data Protection Act 2018, overseen by Parliament, to make changes using secondary legislation where appropriate.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)