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Protecting future generations: five minutes with . . . John Bird

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 04 December 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4741
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The Big Issue co-founder and crossbench peer discusses the Future Generations Bill, which he sponsored in the Lords and hopes MPs will back

“To me, the Future Generations Bill12 is a prevention bill. (The bill seeks to require public bodies to ensure that the needs and wellbeing of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.) It’s about stopping present legislation from biting us in years to come. It follows the Welsh Future Generations Bill 2015, which is a really inspired piece of legislation. …

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