Debates between Lord Watts and Lord Harlech during the 2019-2024 Parliament

Thu 23rd May 2024
Media Bill
Lords Chamber

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Media Bill

Debate between Lord Watts and Lord Harlech
Lord Watts Portrait Lord Watts (Lab)
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Can I take it from those comments that the Minister actually believes that there should be far more local content in TV, from regions, towns and cities, and that those these services should not be dominated by GB News in the way they are now? It would be interesting to know if the Minister actually believes in local TV or not. Also, would he like to comment on the fact that—

Lord Watts Portrait Lord Watts (Lab)
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I am asking a question. Would the Minister like to comment on the fact that the BBC and Ofcom are dominated by card-carrying members of the Tory party? Does he think that is healthy?

Cost of Living: Food Waste

Debate between Lord Watts and Lord Harlech
Thursday 21st September 2023

(10 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Harlech Portrait Lord Harlech (Con)
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My Lords, I have to disagree with my noble friend and the leading question posed by the noble Baroness earlier. We believe that the best way for companies to reduce food waste is the voluntary method we have set out in the road map. The surplus food and drink waste hierarchy is a priority scale for the use, recovery and disposal of surplus food and drink waste. At the top of the hierarchy is prevention, followed by redistribution to people in need, then animal feed, recycling in aerobic digestion plant and composting, followed by recovery of energy from waste plants. The least preferred options are disposal—for example, incineration—without energy recovery, and landfill.

Lord Watts Portrait Lord Watts (Lab)
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My Lords, the Minister says that the Government decided not to ask for that data because of the cost. Can he tell the House what the cost would have been?

Lord Harlech Portrait Lord Harlech (Con)
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My Lords, I think I said in my opening Answer that it would cost an estimated £26,000 on average for a large company to start measuring food waste.