Baroness Stedman-Scott Portrait

Baroness Stedman-Scott

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 12th July 2010


Baroness Stedman-Scott is not a member of any APPGs
1 Former APPG membership
Youth Employment
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
29th Jul 2019 - 31st Dec 2022
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
22nd Sep 2022 - 29th Oct 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
17th Sep 2021 - 22nd Sep 2022
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
27th Oct 2017 - 29th Jul 2019
Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)
8th Jun 2015 - 5th Mar 2018
Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)
12th Jun 2014 - 5th Mar 2018
Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee
29th Jun 2017 - 27th Oct 2017
Select Committee on Charities
25th May 2016 - 26th Mar 2017
Social Mobility Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 16th Mar 2016
Information Committee (Lords)
22nd Jun 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
9th Jan 2013 - 18th Jun 2013


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Stedman-Scott has voted in 468 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

12 Sep 2023 - Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Stedman-Scott voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 22 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 25 Noes - 32
12 Sep 2023 - Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Stedman-Scott voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 23 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 30 Noes - 39
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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
Baroness Sherlock (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)
(97 debate interactions)
Baroness Janke (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)
(43 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Work and Pensions
(508 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(49 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(8 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Stedman-Scott, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


2 Bills introduced by Baroness Stedman-Scott


A Bill to make provision about pension schemes

This Bill received Royal Assent on 11th February 2021 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to provide for certain social security rules which apply where life expectancy is 6 months or less to apply instead where life expectancy is 12 months or less

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th October 2022 and was enacted into law.

Baroness Stedman-Scott has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 4 Written Questions

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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
5th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review the four per cent fees charged to receiving parents in the Child Maintenance Service.

There are no plans to abolish the four per cent collection charge for receiving parents. This charge only applies to the collect and pay service and is intended to provide a parent with an incentive to use the direct pay service which has no ongoing fees.

The collection charge for the receiving parent is deducted only when maintenance is paid, with no money owed to the Child Maintenance Service if maintenance is not paid. These charges contribute to the cost of running an expensive service, which remains subsidised by the taxpayer.

Viscount Younger of Leckie
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
4th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of patient satisfaction in homecare medicines services considering (1) all services, and (2) satisfaction with specific providers.

As part of the quality assurance and governance processes, homecare providers are assessed monthly against their contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which include the monitoring of delayed deliveries, missed doses and patients’ adverse events, complaints and incidents. The National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC) holds regular face-to-face meetings with providers at which they share national aggregated KPI data. But the capturing and monitoring of this data is to provide support for the individual trusts managing their contracts and there is no routine data collection which is then published.

NHS England is undertaking a piece of work to understand the issues in homecare to inform future improvement actions. A project by the National Homecare Medicines Committee NHMC to review the national KPIs, which includes publication of performance against them, is already underway and final documents are expected for approval in December 2023 and for publication in April 2024.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
4th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government why performance data for homecare medicines services providers is not published.

As part of the quality assurance and governance processes, homecare providers are assessed monthly against their contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which include the monitoring of delayed deliveries, missed doses and patients’ adverse events, complaints and incidents. The National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC) holds regular face-to-face meetings with providers at which they share national aggregated KPI data. But the capturing and monitoring of this data is to provide support for the individual trusts managing their contracts and there is no routine data collection which is then published.

NHS England is undertaking a piece of work to understand the issues in homecare to inform future improvement actions. A project by the National Homecare Medicines Committee NHMC to review the national KPIs, which includes publication of performance against them, is already underway and final documents are expected for approval in December 2023 and for publication in April 2024.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
4th Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality and veracity of data gathered by (1) NHS services, and (2) homecare medicines companies, relating to the provision, quality and performance of homecare services.

As part of the quality assurance and governance processes, homecare providers are assessed monthly against their contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which include the monitoring of delayed deliveries, missed doses and patients’ adverse events, complaints and incidents. The National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC) holds regular face-to-face meetings with providers at which they share national aggregated KPI data. But the capturing and monitoring of this data is to provide support for the individual trusts managing their contracts and there is no routine data collection which is then published.

NHS England is undertaking a piece of work to understand the issues in homecare to inform future improvement actions. A project by the National Homecare Medicines Committee NHMC to review the national KPIs, which includes publication of performance against them, is already underway and final documents are expected for approval in December 2023 and for publication in April 2024.

Lord Markham
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)