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Division Votes
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 118 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 258 Noes - 171
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 126 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 277 Noes - 167
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 122 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 260 Noes - 169
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 123 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 172
4 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 127 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 180
6 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 121 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 228 Noes - 184
6 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 119 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 244 Noes - 160
6 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 119 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 246 Noes - 171
13 Mar 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 96 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 154


Speeches
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon speeches from: Victims and Prisoners Bill
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon contributed 1 speech (1,587 words)
Committee stage
Monday 26th February 2024 - Lords Chamber
Leader of the House
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon speeches from: Household Support Fund
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon contributed 1 speech (88 words)
Tuesday 30th January 2024 - Lords Chamber
Department for Work and Pensions


Written Answers
Minsiters: Pay
Asked by: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 28th March 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many times since 2015 ministers have asked to forego a ministerial salary, either full or in part; and who were those ministers.

Answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The number of ministerial salaries available to the government at any one time is 109. This is a statutory limit governed by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.

It is routinely the case that some ministers will be asked to serve in an unpaid capacity given the statutory limitations on the number of available salaries. A list of ministers who are currently serving in an unpaid capacity are as follows:

  • Richard Holden MP, Minister of State (Minister without Portfolio) in the Cabinet Office (receives a salary from the Conservative Party)

  • The Rt Hon John Glen MP, Minister of State and Paymaster General, Cabinet Office

  • The Lord Johnson of Lainston CBE, Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.

  • The Earl of Minto, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence.

  • The Rt Hon. the Earl Howe, Minister of State and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords.

  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Benyon, Minister of State, jointly at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Andrew Griffith MP, Minister of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Baroness Barran MBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Government Equalities Spokesperson in the Lords.

  • The Lord Douglas-Miller OBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Markham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • The Lord Bellamy KC, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice

  • The Viscount Camrose, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Lord Offord of Garvel CVO, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Lord Cameron of Lochiel, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office.

  • The Lord Roborough, Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)

The list of all government ministers on GOV.UK is updated following each reshuffle. The current government list is on gov.uk at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers.

It would be a significant undertaking to calculate the exact number of unpaid ministers since 2015, especially given some ministers have dual roles (where they are paid in one role but not in another) such as if they hold more than one ministerial position. We can estimate however that over the last decade, this number has been approximately 10-20 at any given time.

It is ultimately for the Prime Minister to decide how to organise the executive and which ministers are paid a salary. While the Cabinet Office provides advice to the Prime Minister on the number of salaries available, the department does not decide the allocation of salaries.


Ministers are continuing to voluntarily waive part of their salaries, foregoing any pay increase to their Ministerial salaries. This means ministers in the Commons’ salaries have not increased since 2010; and ministers in the House of Lords have received frozen salaries since 2019. Further information is published on GOV.UK at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-salary-data.

Ministers: Pay
Asked by: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 28th March 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many times since 2015 ministers have been asked to forego a ministerial salary; and what were the reasons for those requests.

Answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The number of ministerial salaries available to the government at any one time is 109. This is a statutory limit governed by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.

It is routinely the case that some ministers will be asked to serve in an unpaid capacity given the statutory limitations on the number of available salaries. A list of ministers who are currently serving in an unpaid capacity are as follows:

  • Richard Holden MP, Minister of State (Minister without Portfolio) in the Cabinet Office (receives a salary from the Conservative Party)

  • The Rt Hon John Glen MP, Minister of State and Paymaster General, Cabinet Office

  • The Lord Johnson of Lainston CBE, Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.

  • The Earl of Minto, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence.

  • The Rt Hon. the Earl Howe, Minister of State and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords.

  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Benyon, Minister of State, jointly at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Andrew Griffith MP, Minister of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Baroness Barran MBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Government Equalities Spokesperson in the Lords.

  • The Lord Douglas-Miller OBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Markham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • The Lord Bellamy KC, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice

  • The Viscount Camrose, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Lord Offord of Garvel CVO, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Lord Cameron of Lochiel, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office.

  • The Lord Roborough, Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)

The list of all government ministers on GOV.UK is updated following each reshuffle. The current government list is on gov.uk at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers.

It would be a significant undertaking to calculate the exact number of unpaid ministers since 2015, especially given some ministers have dual roles (where they are paid in one role but not in another) such as if they hold more than one ministerial position. We can estimate however that over the last decade, this number has been approximately 10-20 at any given time.

It is ultimately for the Prime Minister to decide how to organise the executive and which ministers are paid a salary. While the Cabinet Office provides advice to the Prime Minister on the number of salaries available, the department does not decide the allocation of salaries.


Ministers are continuing to voluntarily waive part of their salaries, foregoing any pay increase to their Ministerial salaries. This means ministers in the Commons’ salaries have not increased since 2010; and ministers in the House of Lords have received frozen salaries since 2019. Further information is published on GOV.UK at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-salary-data.

Ministers: Pay
Asked by: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 28th March 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many times since 2015 a minister has foregone a ministerial salary at the request of the Cabinet Office.

Answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The number of ministerial salaries available to the government at any one time is 109. This is a statutory limit governed by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.

It is routinely the case that some ministers will be asked to serve in an unpaid capacity given the statutory limitations on the number of available salaries. A list of ministers who are currently serving in an unpaid capacity are as follows:

  • Richard Holden MP, Minister of State (Minister without Portfolio) in the Cabinet Office (receives a salary from the Conservative Party)

  • The Rt Hon John Glen MP, Minister of State and Paymaster General, Cabinet Office

  • The Lord Johnson of Lainston CBE, Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.

  • The Earl of Minto, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence.

  • The Rt Hon. the Earl Howe, Minister of State and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords.

  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Benyon, Minister of State, jointly at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Andrew Griffith MP, Minister of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Baroness Barran MBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Government Equalities Spokesperson in the Lords.

  • The Lord Douglas-Miller OBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Markham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • The Lord Bellamy KC, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice

  • The Viscount Camrose, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Lord Offord of Garvel CVO, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Lord Cameron of Lochiel, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office.

  • The Lord Roborough, Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)

The list of all government ministers on GOV.UK is updated following each reshuffle. The current government list is on gov.uk at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers.

It would be a significant undertaking to calculate the exact number of unpaid ministers since 2015, especially given some ministers have dual roles (where they are paid in one role but not in another) such as if they hold more than one ministerial position. We can estimate however that over the last decade, this number has been approximately 10-20 at any given time.

It is ultimately for the Prime Minister to decide how to organise the executive and which ministers are paid a salary. While the Cabinet Office provides advice to the Prime Minister on the number of salaries available, the department does not decide the allocation of salaries.


Ministers are continuing to voluntarily waive part of their salaries, foregoing any pay increase to their Ministerial salaries. This means ministers in the Commons’ salaries have not increased since 2010; and ministers in the House of Lords have received frozen salaries since 2019. Further information is published on GOV.UK at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-salary-data.

Ministers: Pay
Asked by: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Labour - Life peer)
Thursday 28th March 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether there is a cap on the combined total for ministerial salaries in any financial year.

Answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The number of ministerial salaries available to the government at any one time is 109. This is a statutory limit governed by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.

It is routinely the case that some ministers will be asked to serve in an unpaid capacity given the statutory limitations on the number of available salaries. A list of ministers who are currently serving in an unpaid capacity are as follows:

  • Richard Holden MP, Minister of State (Minister without Portfolio) in the Cabinet Office (receives a salary from the Conservative Party)

  • The Rt Hon John Glen MP, Minister of State and Paymaster General, Cabinet Office

  • The Lord Johnson of Lainston CBE, Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.

  • The Earl of Minto, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence.

  • The Rt Hon. the Earl Howe, Minister of State and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords.

  • The Rt Hon. the Lord Benyon, Minister of State, jointly at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  • Andrew Griffith MP, Minister of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Baroness Barran MBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Government Equalities Spokesperson in the Lords.

  • The Lord Douglas-Miller OBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • The Lord Markham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • The Lord Bellamy KC, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice

  • The Viscount Camrose, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

  • The Lord Offord of Garvel CVO, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business and Trade.

  • The Lord Cameron of Lochiel, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office.

  • The Lord Roborough, Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)

The list of all government ministers on GOV.UK is updated following each reshuffle. The current government list is on gov.uk at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers.

It would be a significant undertaking to calculate the exact number of unpaid ministers since 2015, especially given some ministers have dual roles (where they are paid in one role but not in another) such as if they hold more than one ministerial position. We can estimate however that over the last decade, this number has been approximately 10-20 at any given time.

It is ultimately for the Prime Minister to decide how to organise the executive and which ministers are paid a salary. While the Cabinet Office provides advice to the Prime Minister on the number of salaries available, the department does not decide the allocation of salaries.


Ministers are continuing to voluntarily waive part of their salaries, foregoing any pay increase to their Ministerial salaries. This means ministers in the Commons’ salaries have not increased since 2010; and ministers in the House of Lords have received frozen salaries since 2019. Further information is published on GOV.UK at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-salary-data.




Baroness Royall of Blaisdon mentioned

Bill Documents
Mar. 27 2024
HL Bill 57(b) Amendments for Report
Victims and Prisoners Bill 2022-23
Amendment Paper

Found: After Clause 47 BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON BARONESS BRINTON _ After Clause 47, insert the

Mar. 27 2024
HL Bill 57 Running list of amendments
Victims and Prisoners Bill 2022-23
Amendment Paper

Found: After Clause 47 BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON BARONESS BRINTON _ After Clause 47, insert the