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This page contains appearances of Lord Rennard in Parliament. You can view full agenda of the House of Lords and see the full event guide at the Parliament live tv website.

It has questions that he has presented to the Lords and responses to questions posed. The videos are arranged in chronological order.

The debate is raised on how to reduce the number of new Peers in the House of Lords. Lord Rennard raises the point that the problem is heightened due to the by-elections of hereditary Peers.

By-elections and elections to local authorities have been postponed for a year. The House would be in a better position to comment on this matter after this time.

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There has been a U-turn on providing providing additional funding for a Covid summer food fund. There will be a free school meal voucher system which will enable children who are eligible for free school meals to claim vouchers for the six-week summer holiday period.

Lord Rennard has suggests that the big supermarkets that are involved could contribute to the cost of the voucher scheme or that they could provide additional benefits to those using the vouchers?

The response:

The cost to the taxpayer is the face value of the vouchers. The administration costs of the summer food fund are borne in the arrangement between Edenred, the supplier, and the supermarkets themselves.

(Baroness Berridge.)

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The government has put social distancing guidance in place to slow the spread of coronavirus. It is important that the guidance reflects the latest advice from the Scientific Advisory group and therefore contains the latest evidence that we have on the transmission of the virus.

Lord Rennard calls for the Government to publish the scientific and medical reviews as written by them, independently of any government pressure. Consequently, this will allow the general public to know that any change is based on scientific advice or not. Guidance such as social distancing with the two metre rule needs to reflect the latest evidence. 

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