Baroness Morris of Yardley

Former MP

Labour

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  • 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....
  • Social Mobility Committee Report - Motion to Take Note 20 Dec 2016

    My Lords, it was a privilege to serve on the Select Committee. I join others in thanking my noble friend Lady Corston for her excellent leadership and presentation of our report. I join with her in thanking the officials who supported us and the witnesses. In that sense, it was a joy to be a part of the committee because it worked so smoothly. I pay tribute, as she did, to the young people...
  • Social Mobility - Motion to Take Note 27 Oct 2016

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Holmes, for introducing this debate. I had the pleasure of serving with him on the Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility. I know of his passionate interest in this subject, and I congratulate him on the way that he has introduced it. He has given us an insight into the extent of this problem and its importance. I also add my welcome to his for the...

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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 (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts) (13 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Arts), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Skills (8 Jun 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (8 Jun 2001 to 25 Oct 2002)
  • Minister of State (Department for Education and Employment) (School Standards) (28 Jul 1998 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (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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