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Lord Redesdale

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

2 APPG memberships (as of 15 Jun 2022)
Energy Studies, Intelligent Energy
3 Former APPG memberships
Archaeology, Holiday Parks and Campsites, Qatar
Refreshment Committee (Lords)
4th Dec 2003 - 30th Oct 2007
Works of Art Committee (Lords)
25th Nov 2002 - 7th May 2005
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
23rd Nov 1993 - 8th Apr 1997


Scheduled Event
Friday 15th July 2022
Legislation - Main Chamber
Climate and Ecology Bill - second reading
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Division Votes
Tuesday 28th June 2022
Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2022
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 59 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 193 Noes - 119
Speeches
Wednesday 29th June 2022
Agricultural Fertiliser and Feed: Rising Costs
My Lords, I thank all noble Lords taking part in this short debate. I declare an interest: I own two …
Written Answers
Friday 18th February 2022
Batteries: Recycling
To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the reasons for the delay in the assessment by the Environment Agency of …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Climate and Ecology Bill [HL] 2022-23
A Bill to require the Secretary of State to achieve climate and nature targets for the United Kingdom; to give …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Redesdale has voted in 294 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Commons initiatives

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

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Lord Redesdale has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Redesdale has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Lord Redesdale


A Bill to require the Secretary of State to achieve climate and nature targets for the United Kingdom; to give the Secretary of State a duty to implement a strategy to achieve those targets; to establish a Climate and Nature Assembly to advise the Secretary of State in creating that strategy; to give duties to the Committee on Climate Change and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee regarding the strategy and targets; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Wednesday 25th May 2022
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Next Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Friday 15th July 2022

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


9 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
22nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether rules on shared facilities that have been in operation throughout the lockdown for sites such as service stations will be different for camping sites with shared facilities once those sites reopen.

From 4 July, people can travel to holiday accommodation - including camping sites - for overnight stays in England.

Campsites will be allowed to reopen shared showering and toilet facilities. These facilities, as well as campsites’ waste and water points, should adhere to all Government guidance on cleaning and social distancing to minimise the risk of transmission.

This marks Step 3 in the Government’s recovery strategy. All decisions have been and will continue to be based on scientific evidence and public health assessments.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
22nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they base any decision to allow any site with shared facilities to reopen; how they differentiate between sectors when deciding which businesses may reopen; and whether they have found any scientific reason which means that the reopening of camping sites with shared facilities should be treated in a separate manner to any other part of the hospitality sector.

From 4 July, people can travel to holiday accommodation - including camping sites - for overnight stays in England.

Campsites will be allowed to reopen shared showering and toilet facilities. These facilities, as well as campsites’ waste and water points, should adhere to all Government guidance on cleaning and social distancing to minimise the risk of transmission.

This marks Step 3 in the Government’s recovery strategy. All decisions have been and will continue to be based on scientific evidence and public health assessments.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
22nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when camping sites with shared facilities will be permitted to open to the public.

From 4 July, people can travel to holiday accommodation - including camping sites - for overnight stays in England.

Campsites will be allowed to reopen shared showering and toilet facilities. These facilities, as well as campsites’ waste and water points, should adhere to all Government guidance on cleaning and social distancing to minimise the risk of transmission.

This marks Step 3 in the Government’s recovery strategy. All decisions have been and will continue to be based on scientific evidence and public health assessments.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
3rd Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the reasons why permits for battery recycling facilities, including the Fenix plant in Willenhall, were not authorised by the Environment Agency.

In the specific case, I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave to PQ HL5950. Generally, the most common reasons why a permit for installations may not be authorised are operator competence (ability to operate a regulated facility and fulfil the obligations of an operator), the activity posing unacceptable risk to people and the environment, or that insufficient information is provided to allow for assessment of potential impacts.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the speed with which the Environment Agency considers permits for recycling plants, and (2) the extent to which the Environment Agency consents to permits in time for projects to proceed.

Environmental permitting regulations specify statutory timescales for the Environment Agency (EA) to consider permit applications and the EA also has its own performance measures and is subject to corporate reporting.

The EA communicates with operators through sector bodies and on individual applications about its timescales to enable them to make their applications in time for projects to proceed. The EA also provides an enhanced pre-application service to applicants which helps improve application quality and applicants’ understanding about the time it will take to obtain a decision. The EA also works with applicants to consider prioritising applications that are time-sensitive or critical. Environmental permits are often one of a number of permissions and measures that an operator will need in place prior to commencing a project.

To fulfil the EA’s statutory duties, it must be satisfied that the risk to the environment and communities from proposed activities is minimised and managed. Activities that are higher in risk, complex, or novel take longer to determine.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Feb 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the reasons for the delay in the assessment by the Environment Agency of the Fenix alkaline battery recycling plant waste permit application at Willenhall.

The Environment Agency's (EA) National Permitting Service is dealing with the application from Fenix Recycling Ltd as a priority.

This application is for the recovery and disposal of hazardous waste and this type of facility and activity has the potential to cause significant harm to the environment and local community. The site is near residential properties and the applicant's submissions so far do not include enough information to satisfy the EA potential risks are understood and will be minimised.

The application was submitted on 15 February 2021 and allocated for assessment on 21 April 2021. The application did not contain enough information and the EA was only able to begin assessing the application on 27 May 2021 once additional necessary information was received from the applicant. A public consultation was held from 29 June to 19 August 2021.

The EA's assessment and the public consultation responses raised concerns about the operator's approach to specific risks that were not addressed by the information provided in support of the application. The EA requested more information from the applicant on 17 December 2021 to address this and is still awaiting their response.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory body or Department is responsible for approving personal protective equipment specifically for the practice of dentistry.

To provide a more comprehensive response to a number of outstanding Written Questions, this has been answered by an information factsheet PPE - note for House of Lords which is attached, due to the size of the data. A copy has also been placed in the Library.

18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory body is responsible for the changes needed to allow dental surgeries to operate in a COVID-19 safe environment, including how patients are booked into surgeries, instructed to behave whilst attending a general dental practice and the layout of waiting areas and spacing of waiting room chairs.

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for and has published guidance on infection control protocols (IPC) and guidance on how health care professionals should wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety. A copy of PHE’s published guidance COVID-19: infection prevention and control guidance is attached.

NHS England and NHS Improvement announced on 28 May that National Health Service dentistry outside urgent care centres will begin to restart from 8 June with the aim of increasing levels of service as fast as is compatible with maximising safety. The letter outlines that practices need to consider the PHE guidance on IPC and PPE in order to deliver care in a way that is safe, operationally deliverable and allows dental practices flexibility to do what is best for patients and their teams. A copy of the letter is attached.

18th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory body is responsible for the protocol of how dentists and dental nurses wear personal protective equipment before, during and after treatment when a patient has left, including how a surgery must be cleaned before the arrival of the next patient.

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for and has published guidance on infection control protocols (IPC) and guidance on how health care professionals should wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety. A copy of PHE’s published guidance COVID-19: infection prevention and control guidance is attached.

NHS England and NHS Improvement announced on 28 May that National Health Service dentistry outside urgent care centres will begin to restart from 8 June with the aim of increasing levels of service as fast as is compatible with maximising safety. The letter outlines that practices need to consider the PHE guidance on IPC and PPE in order to deliver care in a way that is safe, operationally deliverable and allows dental practices flexibility to do what is best for patients and their teams. A copy of the letter is attached.