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Lord John Bird's Future Generations Bill is “the start of a movement”

Posted On: 13 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Lord John Bird's Future Generations Bill is “the start of a movement”

The Future Generations Bill received a rapturous reception at its House of Lords unveiling as Lord John Bird's campaign gathered pace.
The Big Issue founder declared to a packed room of MPs and peers that his draft legislation was “the start of a movement” at the parliamentary briefing. The Future Generations All-Party Parliamentary Group closed the meeting by giving the bill, which is due to receive its second reading at the House of Lords on March 13, their full endorsement.
The event attracted politicians from across the political party spectrum, including the bill's House of Commons sponsor Caroline Lucas of the Green Party, Lib Dem Wera Hobhouse, Conservative peer Lord Nick Bourne, crossbencher Lord Michael Hastings and Labour peer Ruth Lister.
Packed room this afternoon for cross party group to work on the wellbeing of future generations
We must work differently and get away from short-term thinking and decision making
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