Baroness Verma Portrait

Baroness Verma

Conservative - Life peer

EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
13th Sep 2016 - 23rd Apr 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Development)
12th May 2015 - 17th Jul 2016
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
6th Sep 2012 - 7th May 2015
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
11th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Lords Spokesperson (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills)
5th Sep 2011 - 6th Sep 2012
Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues)
13th Oct 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)
11th May 2010 - 5th Sep 2011


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Division Votes
Thursday 21st October 2021
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 115 Conservative No votes vs 3 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 126 Noes - 116
Speeches
Wednesday 18th August 2021
Afghanistan

My Lords, this has been a really frightening debate. I am even more worried now, simply because we are looking …

Written Answers
Monday 10th August 2020
Local Government Finance: Coronavirus
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow local authorities to use the remaining funds allocated to …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Thursday 3rd March 2011
Charities Act 2011
To consolidate the Charities Act 1993 and other enactments which relate to charities.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Baroness Verma has voted in 177 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 Bethell (Conservative)
(24 debate interactions)
Baroness Penn (Conservative)
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
(8 debate interactions)
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(17 debate contributions)
Home Office
(10 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(5 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Verma, 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 Verma has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Verma has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Baroness Verma

Introduced: 3rd March 2011

To consolidate the Charities Act 1993 and other enactments which relate to charities.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 14th December 2011 and was enacted into law.

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


1 Written Question 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
27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow local authorities to use the remaining funds allocated to support businesses at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown to support businesses that are facing second or local lockdowns.

The Government has always been clear that underspend from the initial grants schemes for businesses could not be used for other purposes.

Once all?grant monies have been paid out,?local authorities?will need to?carry out a reconciliation exercise?with Government to ensure that they receive the correct amount of funding to meet the cost of grant payments to eligible businesses.

Ministers will continue to consider the need for further responses to second or local lockdowns, recognising that significant support has already been provided to businesses through grants, loans and easements.

Lord Greenhalgh
Minister of State (Home Office)