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Lord Mountevans

Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary

EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
2nd Jul 2019 - 23rd Apr 2020


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Division Votes
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Trade Bill
voted Aye
One of 67 Crossbench Aye votes vs 25 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 327 Noes - 229
Speeches
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Hovercraft (Application of Enactments) and Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) (Law of the Sea Convention) Amendment Order 2022
My Lords, I have no comment to make on the hovercraft provisions but should like to raise two points. I …
Written Answers
Thursday 28th October 2021
Coastal Areas: Finance
To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they are providing to the UK’s coastal communities.
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Mountevans has voted in 11 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
(2 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(1 debate interactions)
Baroness Henig (Labour)
(1 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Defence
(3 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(3 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

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Lord Mountevans has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Mountevans has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Mountevans has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Mountevans has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


7 Written Questions in the current parliament

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1 Other Department Questions
14th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they are providing to the UK’s coastal communities.

As an island nation, the Government is committed to supporting coastal communities and levelling-up across the Union. We are working with local leaders to ensure every coastal region, city and town will recover from Covid-19 and ultimately level-up.

We have continued to make significant progress in supporting coastal communities in a number of areas, demonstrated by the Coastal Communities Fund now having supported 359 projects, totalling over £229 million since 2012. This has funded ambitious schemes such as 'Waters of the Wash' in Kings Lynn, transforming a Norfolk harbour town into a unique sailing destination complete with a new pontoon and swing mooring.

Our coastal economies and communities add unique value to the country and offer significant growth potential. Our commitment to unlocking this growth was demonstrated at Budget 2021, where the Chancellor announced 8 Freeports in 8 regions of England, 7 of them in coastal areas. Freeports will be national hubs for international trade, innovation and commerce, regenerating communities across the UK; attracting new businesses, spreading jobs, investment and opportunity to towns and cities across the country including in coastal areas.

Our £106 million Welcome Back Fund is helping local councils to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic by reinvigorating their local communities and supporting local economies. Funding has been allocated to all local authorities in England with additional assistance of up to £100,000 for coastal authorities. This helped our seaside resorts fully capitalise on a rise in domestic tourism over the spring and summer months.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)
14th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of economic development that investing in maritime decarbonisation will provide to the UK’s coastal communities.

The Department has made no assessment of the potential effect on coastal communities of providing Government funding for maritime decarbonisation. However, in 2019, alongside the Clean Maritime Plan, the Department published an assessment which identified that low and zero emissions shipping could result in potential economic benefits to the UK of around £360-£510 million per year by the middle of the century.

Maritime UK has published its views that investment in maritime decarbonisation could in future create jobs in all four nations of the United Kingdom, particularly in coastal communities with a tradition of maritime economic activity, including shipbuilding.

Industry research estimates that in 2017 the UK maritime sector as a whole directly supported more than 220,000 jobs for UK employees.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
14th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invest further in maritime decarbonisation, following on from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition.

The Spending review launched on 7 September by the Chancellor of the Exchequer will conclude alongside an Autumn Budget on 27 October. It would be premature for me to comment on any plans for further investment in maritime decarbonisation before a settlement has been agreed.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
14th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Maritime UK’s proposal for investment in maritime decarbonisation as part of the upcoming Spending Review.

The Government has carefully considered all industry submissions, including the proposals published by Maritime UK. The Spending review launched on 7 September by the Chancellor of the Exchequer will conclude alongside an Autumn Budget on 27 October. It would be premature for me to comment on any plans for further investment in maritime decarbonisation before a settlement has been agreed.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
14th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to decarbonise the UK’s maritime sector.

To date the Department for Transport has funded a £1.5 million competition for innovation in clean maritime and provided £93,897 in grant support through the 2019 Department’s Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant (TRIG) Programme, to early stage research projects related to clean maritime. In 2020 the TRIG programme provided almost £90,000 to clean maritime projects. Under this programme the Department allocated £400,000 this year to 13 projects in zero emission shipping.

In March this year Government launched a Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) to decarbonise the maritime sector. The CMDC will allocate up to £23 million in R&D funding to 55 projects comprising of feasibility studies and trials in zero emission shipping technologies, accelerating the development of zero emission technology and infrastructure in the UK.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
18th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by environmental defenders in (1) Colombia, and (2) other Latin American countries; and what guidance is available to British companies involved in sensitive sectors, such as mining.

The British Government remain committed to delivering a broad human rights agenda across Latin America. Our programming across the region has included projects to strengthen democracy, protect civil society space by fostering freedom of expression and build capacity for local human rights defenders, which includes environmental activists.

As set out in the FCDO Annual Human Rights Report, we expect British businesses to respect local and international law wherever they operate. The UK was the first country to create a National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This plan sets out what is expected of the conduct of UK businesses, including compliance with relevant laws and respect for human rights; treating the risk of causing human rights abuses as a legal compliance issue; adopting appropriate due diligence policies; and consulting those who could potentially be affected.

We remain concerned about the persistent level of violence and threats towards environmental defenders in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America and we regularly raise human rights issues with the Colombian Government and in multilateral fora. Most recently, the UK's Minister for the Environment, Lord Goldsmith, visited Colombia and raised our concerns around violence and threats toward environmental defenders on 5-8 October and discussed ways in which the UK can support the Colombian Government’s efforts to tackle that violence.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
14th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the refreshed National Shipbuilding Strategy will be published.

The Refresh to the National Shipbuilding Strategy will be published later this year.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)