Baroness Morris of Yardley

Former MP

Labour

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  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Report 27 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I would like to ask a question that has just come to mind, mainly because I tabled a similar amendment in Committee. Amendment 17 is far better because it allows a flexibility that we did not have before, and having it in the Bill would help to raise the profile of careers education during Ofsted inspections, so I am happy to support it. No doubt the Minister will let us know what...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Report 27 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I support these amendments. They are very reasonable and it is difficult to find too many reasons for opposing them other than bureaucracy. When you weigh it up, the argument comes down very much on the side of the amendments on this occasion and not on the side of bureaucracy. This is primarily about delivering good-quality apprenticeships for young people and adults. We all know...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Second Reading 1 Feb 2017

    My Lords, I draw attention to my entry in the register of interests. I chair the education advisory board for McDonald’s, which oversees its apprenticeship programme. I too welcome the Bill and hope it is not just optimism that at last, we are going to do something about this: I hope this is the time for legislation that really moves apprenticeships and technical education forward....

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2005

Previously MP for Birmingham, Yardley until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley, 1992-2005. Opposition Whip, 1994-1995; Opposition spokesman for education and employment, 1995-1997; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Employment, 1997-1998; Minister of State, Department of Education and Employment, 1998-2001; Secretary of State for Education and Skills, 2001-2002; Minister of State (Minister for the Arts), Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2003-2005. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Birmingham, Yardley

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (formerly Merits Committee) (16 May 2012 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (24 Nov 2009 to 15 May 2012)
  • Minister of State (Arts), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts) (13 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (8 Jun 2001 to 25 Oct 2002)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Skills (8 Jun 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (28 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Department for Education and Employment) (School Standards) (28 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (School Standards), Department for Education and Employment (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (2 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 1992 to 9 Dec 1994)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
3 July 2004, I was a guest of Coca-Cola at the Women's Singles Finals at Wimbledon Tennis Club. (Registered 21 September 2004)

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