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Division Votes
13 May 2024 - Risk-based Exclusion - View Vote Context
Tim Farron voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 1 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 170 Noes - 169
15 May 2024 - Criminal Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Tim Farron voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 10 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 171 Noes - 272
15 May 2024 - Criminal Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Tim Farron voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 9 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 17 Noes - 268
15 May 2024 - Criminal Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Tim Farron voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 10 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 167 Noes - 275
22 May 2024 - Immigration and Asylum - View Vote Context
Tim Farron voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 8 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 74 Noes - 49


Speeches
Tim Farron speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Tim Farron contributed 1 speech (107 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
Tim Farron speeches from: Criminal Justice Bill
Tim Farron contributed 1 speech (1,271 words)
Report stage (day 1)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Home Office
Tim Farron speeches from: Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland
Tim Farron contributed 2 speeches (106 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Tim Farron speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Tim Farron contributed 1 speech (143 words)
Monday 13th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Work and Pensions
Tim Farron speeches from: Agriculture
Tim Farron contributed 2 speeches (2,447 words)
Monday 13th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Written Answers
Floods: Government Assistance
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Thursday 9th May 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many applications were (a) made and (b) rejected to access funding under schemes within the flood recovery framework in the last two years; what total amount was that has been paid out through the flood recovery framework; and how many and what proportion of applicants received the maximum pay out of £25,000 under the flood recovery framework.

Answered by Simon Hoare - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

In the last two years the Flood Recovery Framework has been activated twice – following Storm Babet in October 2023 and Storm Henk in January 2024. The decision to accept or reject applications for flood recovery funding is made by local authorities who are responsible for administrating all schemes, apart from the Farming Recovery Fund. To date, eligible local authorities have made payments of over £7.8 million to 8,510 impacted households and businesses. We expect this figure to rise substantially as further payments are made over the next 18 months.

With regards to the specific question on the £25,000 available under the Farming Recovery Fund scheme. DEFRA have only opened this once within the last two years on 9 April 2024 to provide farmers support to recover from uninsurable damage. The scheme provides grants of between £500 and £25,000 to return land to the condition it was before exceptional flooding of Storm Henk. The fund was initially opened in nine English local authority areas, however, DEFRA committed actively to review the areas to be included in the fund. Those farmers who were initially identified as eligible farmers have been contacted directly by Rural Payments Agency. DEFRA will be contacting all eligible farmers following completion of our review.

Tree Planting
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Monday 13th May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hectares of trees have been planted in each year since 2015.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Chesterfield on 2 April 2024 to Question 19841.

Tree Planting: Expenditure
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on tree planting in each year since 2015.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Data on tree-specific funding is only available from 2020, when the Nature for Climate Tree Programme was established. Since then, Defra has had a capital spend (CDEL) of £232 million on planting trees in England. The spending on tree planting in each year since 2020 is shown below:

20/21

21/22

22/23

23/24

Total

Total Spend (£m)

17.215

33.569

59.446

122.045

232.275

Additionally, the planting of trees has also been funded by the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Since 2016, £120 million has been claimed under the scheme for planting and managing trees and for managing and enhancing woodlands.

Visas: Seasonal Workers
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have worked under the poultry Seasonal Worker visa scheme in each year since 2021.

Answered by Tom Pursglove - Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

The Home Office publishes data on entry clearance visas in the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’.

Data on the number of grants of Seasonal Worker visas is published in table Vis_D02 of the Entry clearance detailed dataset. Data on visa grants by occupation can be found in table Occ_D02, of the Sponsored work visas by occupation and industry dataset. Information on how to use the datasets can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbook.

The latest data relates up to the end of December 2023.

Visas: Seasonal Workers
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applicants have secured a Seasonal Worker visa in each year since 2019.

Answered by Tom Pursglove - Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

The Home Office publishes data on entry clearance visas in the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’.

Data on the number of grants of Seasonal Worker visas is published in table Vis_D02 of the Entry clearance detailed dataset. Data on visa grants by occupation can be found in table Occ_D02, of the Sponsored work visas by occupation and industry dataset. Information on how to use the datasets can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbook.

The latest data relates up to the end of December 2023.

Hornets
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Friday 17th May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings Ministers in his Department have held on Asian hornets in the last 12 months.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

The Asian hornet is an invasive non-native species, and a current GB alert species, which means that systems are in place to detect and then implement contingency plans to rapidly eradicate them in order to prevent establishment.

It is regularly discussed as an item on the agenda of monthly Minister-led meetings reviewing biosecurity priorities. In addition, officials have provided one briefing meeting specifically on Asian hornets in the last 12 months.

Shellfish: Inspections
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Friday 17th May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many inspections of shellfish waters his Department has conducted in each year since 2015.

Answered by Robbie Moore - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Defra is responsible for designating shellfish water protected areas. Investigations are carried out by other organisations that have a role in water quality in shellfish waters, such as the Environment Agency and water companies (if directed to do so by the Environment Agency). Defra does not oversee these investigations to provide a figure.

Shellfish
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many shellfish waters were categorised into class (a) A, (b) B, (c), C and (d) below class C for E.coli concentration in each year between 2019 and 2024.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The following 17 classification zones have been prohibited for more than one year: Bailey’s Hard; Prinstead; Thurstaston East; Turnaway Point Relay; Wisemans; Mersey, specifically Wallasey; Dodnor; Aldingham; Plym; Tamar; Lytchett Bay; Fareham Lake Middle; Ribble Channel; Silloth South, specifically Catherinehole Scar; Itchen River; Eling; and Hythe. The following table provides a breakdown of classifications awarded, and the number of areas designated as prohibited for commercial harvesting, each year between 2019 and 2024:

A

B

C

Total classifications

Areas prohibited for commercial harvesting

2019

27

232

29

288

17

2020

32

226

30

288

16

2021

39

253

18

310

17

2022

60

222

13

295

18

2023

66

240

9

318

22

Current classifications

63

229

8

300

19

Notes:

  1. These figures were accurate as of 14 May 2024 and are subject to change due to interim classification updates.
  2. These figures are inclusive of areas which carry seasonal classification on time-limited prohibition.

Annual classification for 2024 will be published on 1 December 2024, however, the current classification stands at 63 class A, 229 class B and 8 class C beds.

Shellfish
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which shellfish waters have been categorised as below class C, or prohibited, for more than one year.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The following 17 classification zones have been prohibited for more than one year: Bailey’s Hard; Prinstead; Thurstaston East; Turnaway Point Relay; Wisemans; Mersey, specifically Wallasey; Dodnor; Aldingham; Plym; Tamar; Lytchett Bay; Fareham Lake Middle; Ribble Channel; Silloth South, specifically Catherinehole Scar; Itchen River; Eling; and Hythe. The following table provides a breakdown of classifications awarded, and the number of areas designated as prohibited for commercial harvesting, each year between 2019 and 2024:

A

B

C

Total classifications

Areas prohibited for commercial harvesting

2019

27

232

29

288

17

2020

32

226

30

288

16

2021

39

253

18

310

17

2022

60

222

13

295

18

2023

66

240

9

318

22

Current classifications

63

229

8

300

19

Notes:

  1. These figures were accurate as of 14 May 2024 and are subject to change due to interim classification updates.
  2. These figures are inclusive of areas which carry seasonal classification on time-limited prohibition.

Annual classification for 2024 will be published on 1 December 2024, however, the current classification stands at 63 class A, 229 class B and 8 class C beds.

Hornets
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2024 to Question 25464, whether her Department has plans in place to move from a rapid response to a management phase for the Asian hornet, in the context of their growing presence in the UK.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) is not currently considered established in the UK and therefore is still being addressed via rapid response measures. The Asian hornet contingency plan covers the action that will be taken against Asian hornets with the NBU responding to credible sightings to locate and destroy any nests.

For a species to be considered established, there should be evidence of a reproducing population having been present in the wild for a significant number of generations, that is considered viable in the long term without any human intervention. Whilst there has been presence of overwintered hornets produced from a nest found and destroyed late last year, it is not considered to be strong evidence of an established population.

Defra will continue to follow an eradication strategy against Asian hornets until this becomes unviable at which point a change in approach will be required.

Water Companies
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 22 June 2023 to Question 188226 on Water Companies, how many (a) cautions, (b) prosecutions and (c) legal instruments the Drinking Water Inspectorate brought against water companies in each year since 2021 by water company.

Answered by Robbie Moore - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Since 2021, the Drinking Water Inspectorate brought against water companies in each year since 2021,

(a) two cautions, one against Thames (2023) and one against Southern Water (2023),

(b) three prosecutions, against Southern Water (2022) and one against South West and Bournemouth Water (2022) and one against Wessex Water in 2023, and

(c) 362 legal instruments.

These are shown by water company below and comprise drinking water quality Legal Instruments (Notices), Final Enforcement Orders, Regulation 15 Notices for new sources, Radioactivity notices (waivers), Network and Information Systems (NIS) notices, Security and Emergency Direction (SEMD) notices, and notices for Price Review 2024 for water quality, NIS and SEMD. (They include the PR24 schemes that have been served to date which are most of the lead reduction schemes but no PFAS as yet, as the process is ongoing).

Legal instruments

2021

2022

2023

2024 (inc PR24)

Affinity Water Ltd

3

2

4

11

Albion Water Ltd

1

0

0

0

Albion Water Eco

1

0

0

0

Anglian Water Services Ltd

6

1

2

20

Bristol Water Plc

6

4

1

0

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

1

4

6

11

ESP Water

0

0

1

0

Hafren Dyfrdwy

1

4

1

5

Icosa Water

4

0

0

0

Independent Water Networks Ltd

3

1

0

0

Leep Networks (Water) Ltd

2

0

0

1

Northumbrian, Essex and Suffolk Water Ltd

9

1

4

6

Portsmouth Water Ltd

4

1

1

9

SES Water

2

1

0

8

South East Water Ltd

6

3

2

12

Southern Water Services Ltd

3

4

11

12

South Staffordshire Water and Cambridge Water PLC

3

1

2

7

Severn Trent Water Ltd

7

4

3

16

South West and Bournemouth Water Ltd (incl Isles of Scilly)

15

10

5

13

Thames Water Utilities Ltd

6

9

8

5

United Utilities Water PLC

5

2

0

8

Veolia Water Projects Ltd

1

1

0

0

Wessex Water Services Ltd

3

1

0

3

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd

1

7

0

10

362

Animal and Plant Health Agency: Finance and Staff
Asked by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how (a) much funding was provided to and (b) many people were employed at the National Bee Unit of the Animal and Plant Health Agency between 2019 and 2024.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

The total funding provided to the National Bee Unit between 2019 and 2024 was £10,508,452 (this includes funding received from Devolved Administrations). The headcount has remained static over this period at between 54 and 64 per annum depending on vacant positions at any given time.



Early Day Motions
Tuesday 14th May

Youth mobility visas

11 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
That this House acknowledges the European Commission’s proposal on youth mobility visas; notes the benefits that youth mobility visas would provide for UK industries who need to supplement their local workforce; recognises that the hospitality and tourism sectors in rural and coastal areas like the Lake District, West Country, and …
Monday 13th May

Shap Post Office

3 signatures (Most recent: 14 May 2024)
Tabled by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
That this House celebrates the long-awaited reopening of the Post Office in Shap; recognises the importance of post offices as community hubs, providing access to communication, banking and other vital services; notes the particular need for such services for those with restricted access, such as older or more rural populations …



Tim Farron mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
Criminal Justice Bill
131 speeches (46,794 words)
Report stage (day 1)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Home Office
Mentions:
1: None Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron), create an offence of failing to meet pollution performance - Link to Speech
2: Philip Dunne (Con - Ludlow) Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron)? - Link to Speech
3: Laura Farris (Con - Newbury) Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron)? - Link to Speech

Agriculture
36 speeches (11,850 words)
Monday 13th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mentions:
1: Sarah Dyke (LD - Somerton and Frome) Friend the Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron), DEFRA had a £170 million underspend on the - Link to Speech
2: George Eustice (Con - Camborne and Redruth) Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron) referred to a 40% reduction in incomes. - Link to Speech



Select Committee Documents
Monday 20th May 2024
Oral Evidence - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, HM Treasury, and HM Treasury

The role of natural capital in the green economy - Environmental Audit Committee

Found: Lord Benyon: If you listened to Tim Farron speaking at the National Farmers Union you would think

Tuesday 14th May 2024
Oral Evidence - 2024-05-14 16:15:00+01:00

Proposals for backbench debates - Backbench Business Committee

Found: Jenkyns IV: Selaine SaxbyJudith Cummins and Tim Farron made representations.



Bill Documents
May. 24 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 24 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Justin Tomlinson Sir Robert Goodwill Alun Cairns Danny Kruger Damian Green George Galloway Tim

May. 23 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 23 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Justin Tomlinson Sir Robert Goodwill Alun Cairns Danny Kruger Damian Green George Galloway Tim

May. 22 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 22 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Justin Tomlinson Sir Robert Goodwill Alun Cairns Danny Kruger Damian Green George Galloway Tim

May. 21 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 21 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Justin Tomlinson Sir Robert Goodwill Alun Cairns Danny Kruger Damian Green George Galloway Tim

May. 20 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 20 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Justin Tomlinson Sir Robert Goodwill Alun Cairns Danny Kruger Damian Green George Galloway Tim

May. 17 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Justin Tomlinson Sir Robert Goodwill Alun Cairns Danny Kruger Damian Green George Galloway Tim

May. 16 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 16 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Justin Tomlinson Sir Robert Goodwill Alun Cairns Danny Kruger Damian Green George Galloway Tim

May. 15 2024
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 15 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Julian Lewis Sir James Duddridge Sarah Champion Shailesh Vara Tracey Crouch Mr David Jones Tim

May. 15 2024
All proceedings up to 15 May 2024 at Report Stage
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Bill proceedings: Commons

Found: Julian Lewis Sir James Duddridge Sarah Champion Shailesh Vara Tracey Crouch Mr David Jones Tim

May. 14 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 14 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Farron Jane Stevenson Ms Marie Rimmer Damien Moore Liam Byrne Mr Ranil Jayawardena Simon

May. 14 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 14 May 2024 - large print
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Tim Farron NC91 ☆ To move the following Clause— “Offence of failing to meet pollution performance

May. 13 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 13 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Farron Jane Stevenson Ms Marie Rimmer Damien Moore Liam Byrne Mr Ranil Jayawardena Simon

May. 10 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 10 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Julian Lewis Sir James Duddridge Sarah Champion Shailesh Vara Tracey Crouch Mr David Jones Tim

May. 09 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 9 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Julian Lewis Sir James Duddridge Sarah Champion Shailesh Vara Tracey Crouch Mr David Jones Tim