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Baroness Morgan of Cotes

Conservative - Life peer

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
24th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Treasury Committee
12th Jul 2017 - 25th Jul 2019
Treasury Sub-Committee
14th Sep 2017 - 25th Jul 2019
Liaison Committee (Commons)
6th Nov 2017 - 25th Jul 2019
Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
13th Feb 2019 - 25th Jul 2019
Minister for Women and Equalities
15th Jul 2014 - 13th Jul 2016
Secretary of State for Education
15th Jul 2014 - 13th Jul 2016
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
9th Apr 2014 - 15th Jul 2014
Minister for Women
9th Apr 2014 - 15th Jul 2014
Public Accounts Committee
25th Nov 2013 - 12th May 2014
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury)
7th Oct 2013 - 9th Apr 2014
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
6th Sep 2012 - 7th Oct 2013


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Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 189 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 104 Noes - 241
Speeches
Tuesday 15th June 2021
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]

My Lords, I am very sorry that we have not been able to hear the chair of the Covid-19 Committee, …

Written Answers
Monday 8th February 2021
Insolvency
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact on business (1) lending, and (2) …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill 2019-19
A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before …
MP Financial Interests
None available
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 11th June 2019
Climate Change (Emissions Targets) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Baroness Morgan of Cotes has voted in 166 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(6 debate interactions)
Baroness Barran (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(5 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(4 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(3 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Morgan of Cotes, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Baroness Morgan of Cotes has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Morgan of Cotes has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

6 Bills introduced by Baroness Morgan of Cotes

Introduced: 1st June 2015

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 16th March 2016 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 3rd June 2015

A Bill to make provision about schools in England that are causing concern, including provision about their conversion into Academies and about intervention powers; and to make provision about joint arrangements for carrying out local authority adoption functions in England.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 16th March 2016 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 9th September 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. A bill to make provision about the Commonwealth Games that are to be held principally in Birmingham in 2022, and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Introduced: 25th June 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. A bill to make provision about the Commonwealth Games that are to be held principally in Birmingham in 2022, and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Next Event - 3rd Reading: House Of Lords
Date TBA
Introduced: 15th October 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. To amend the electronic communications code set out in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th October 2019

A Bill to enable transgender persons to apply to the registrar of companies for England and Wales for documentation relating to their change of name to be treated as protected information under the Gender Recognition Act 2004; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 1st March 2017
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5 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
26th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce the initial funding allocations to be made from the previously announced Youth Investment Fund.

DCMS officials continue to assess how COVID-19 is impacting on young people and youth services. We will keep engaging with the youth sector as plans for the Youth Investment Fund develop, and expect to publish further details in due course.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
10th Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce a decision on the continuation of the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the next academic year.

The government will confirm arrangements for the PE and Sport Premium in the 2020-21 academic year as soon as possible.

Baroness Berridge
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
14th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their standard operating procedure for children’s hospices and community-provided children’s palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working with key stakeholders, NHS England and NHS improvement have developed a standard operating procedure (SOP), for palliative care for children and young people in community and hospice settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is due to be published shortly.

The SOP is aimed at supporting staff who are providing care or supporting children and young people, and their families, who have palliative and/or end of life care needs in the community, including home and hospice care. Palliative care will include some children and young people who have life-limiting long-term conditions and complex health needs. It encourages all providers of children’s palliative care (statutory and voluntary sector) to work collaboratively and flexibly across health settings to support this group of children and young people and keep them safe during the pandemic.

Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
25th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact on business (1) lending, and (2) cashflow, of the extension of secondary preferential creditor status to HMRC in the context of (a) the changes to the insolvency regime brought in by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, (b) the increase of the maximum value of the prescribed part to £800,000 on 6 April 2020, and (c) the value of taxes deferred under the VAT deferral scheme.

The recent reforms to HMRC’s creditor status for certain debts ensures that when a business enters insolvency, more of the taxes paid in good faith by its employees and customers, but held temporarily by the business, go to fund public services as intended, rather than be distributed to other creditors.

This measure is not expected to have a significant impact on the lending market or wider economy. The change is forecast to raise up to £255 million a year. To put this into perspective, bank lending to small and medium-sized businesses alone was £57 billion in 2019.

In 2020/21 this change is expected to raise an additional £40 million for the Exchequer. With regards to cash flow, the Government deferred an estimated £30 billion of VAT due during 2019/20 that can be paid off by instalments, interest-free, via the VAT New Payment Scheme as announced in the Winter Economy Plan.

At the same time, via changes to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act, there has been a moratorium on winding-up petitions by creditors, including HMRC. The changes to the Insolvency Act to increase the cap on the prescribed part is an overdue reform to bring it in line with inflation and has no detrimental effect on any of the other measures mentioned here.

The numerous support measures taken by the Government were put in place to prevent the failure or closure of viable businesses. The scale of these support measures far outweighs the recoveries that the Government would receive via HMRC’s preferential claims in insolvency.

Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State (HM Treasury)
25th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the impact of the extension of secondary preferential creditor on levels of (1) business insolvencies, (2) job losses, and (3) the value of economic growth and taxes foregone, in 12 months’ time.

The Government undertook careful work to assess the impact of the measures ahead of announcement and implementation. As with all tax policy changes, the Government published this assessment in a tax information and impact note which can be found on GOV.UK.[1]

The policy will be monitored through continuing communications with affected taxpayer groups and insolvency practitioners.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-protect-tax-in-insolvency-cases

Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State (HM Treasury)