Baroness Morris of Yardley

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 22 Feb 2021

    My Lords, my comments are going to follow those that have been made by the majority of Members before me. I am not sure that I have anything particularly new to add, but this is an important issue. I very much hope that the weight of numbers will have some sort of influence on the Minister and the Government. I welcome the Bill and share the comments that others have made. It is late and, to...
  • Educational Settings: Reopening - Commons Urgent Question 27 Jan 2021

    My Lords, we all agree that these are difficult issues, but I am not sure that Ministers realise that the Government are a weak link in solving the problems and that many teachers now see them as an added problem, not a guiding light. I realise that it is difficult to set a date for when schools will reopen, but it is entirely possible to set out the conditions for assessment and the order in...
  • Exams and Accountability in 2021 - Statement 8 Dec 2020

    My Lords, I welcome the proposals, which will give young people greater certainty about their chances of progressing into whatever they want to do after school. However, I want to ask a question from the point of view of universities and colleges, because exams are also a clue and an indication to them of what students know and can do. Over the years, they become familiar with the curriculum,...

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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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Currently held offices

  • Member, National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee (since 15 Oct 2020)
  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 28 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2012 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (24 Nov 2009 to 15 May 2012)
  • 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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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