In the House of Lords

Jenny was introduced to the House of Lords on 5th November 2013, having been elected by Party members to represent the Green Party there. She took her title, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, from the council estate she grew up on in Brighton

Jenny had to be formally introduced to the House before she could take part in any business

A catalogue of all Jenny’s contributions to the House can be viewed here

Jenny has voluntarily produced a “transparency statement” declaring her financial and office arrangements, which you can find here

Jenny has been working cross-party to press the Government to “do Brexit properly”. She has tabled and supported amendments to the Article 50 Bill to require white papers on the transitional arrangements should two years prove insufficient, and on implementing key social and environmental regulatory, monitoring, enforcement and justice mechanisms. She has also supported calls for Parliament to vote on the final deal

Jenny tabled a private members bill on House of Lords Reform, which would create a second chamber where only peers elected via PR would be entitled to vote. This had its second reading on February 3rd 2017

Jenny worked with campaigner Tom Kearney to table an amendment to the Bus Services Bill about bus safety, requiring all operators to subscribe to an independent incident reporting and analysis scheme. This would enable employees to report, anonymously, any concerns. A similar scheme improved safety standards in the rail industry

This year Jenny has tabled the following Oral Questions which were debated in the main chamber:

  • December 2017 – Domestic Energy Storage
  • November 2017 – Use of pesticides – working with the Pesticides Campaign
  • October 2017 – the policing of fracking  protests – following a visit to Preston New Rd
  • June 2017 – Fire safety – following the Grenfell Tower fire
  • April 2017 – Domestic Extremism – asking the government to provide guidelines
  • March 2017 – wild animals in circuses – working with Animal Defenders International to press for a complete ban as per the Conservative manifesto
  • Jan 2017 – Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing – This was followed up with letters to relevant agencies

Jenny is an officer of the following All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament) – Future of Work, Heathrow Expansion, Transport Safety and Vegetarianism and Veganism.

 

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