Baroness Kramer

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury and Economy)

Liberal Democrat Peer

@SusanKramer

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Recent appearances

  • EU Exit: End of Transition Period - Statement 24 Sep 2020

    My Lords, small manufacturing exporters have been put in an impossible position, with no clarity on an FTA, high costs to adapt to borders and blows from Covid-19, and they have no capacity to prepare for multiple outcomes. Will the Government at the very least provide a beefed-up advice service, and will they use these last days of negotiation to focus on a simplified export regime for the...
  • Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 23 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the more time I spend looking at these regulations, the more concerned I have become. I start from a principle, as I suspect everyone in this House does, that employees in the public sector need to be treated fairly. We have all seen how incredibly effective and dedicated members of the public sector have been in dealing with the challenges of Covid. These regulations were designed...
  • Interest Rates - Private Notice Question 23 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I have savings products with NS&I and was stunned yesterday morning to get an email announcing savage cuts to its rates. Every bank will now cut its offers in light of the NS&I decision, leaving millions of small savers with essentially zero returns. As the noble Lord, Lord Young, said, the rate cut rests at the door of the Treasury because it sets the funding target for NS&I. Does...

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Profile

Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 January 2011

Previously MP for Richmond Park until 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Richmond Park

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Departmental ICT
  • Waterloo Station
  • Departmental Staff
  • Cluster Munitions
  • Pre-School Education: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 4 Sep 2018)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury and Economy) (since 7 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (7 Oct 2013 to 7 May 2015)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Dec 2012 to 5 Mar 2013)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 28 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] Committee (5 Sep 2011 to 1 Dec 2011)
  • Cabinet Office (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 22 Nov 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Transport (4 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (20 Dec 2006 to 1 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (20 Dec 2006 to 1 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, Trade & Industry (19 Dec 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Development) (1 Jul 2006 to 20 Dec 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 2006 to 20 Dec 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, International Development (21 Mar 2006 to 19 Dec 2006)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 26 Apr 2006)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Apr 2006)
  • Shadow Minister, Treasury (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 May 2005 to 10 Mar 2006)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Infrastructure Capital Partners Ltd (London); financial consulting on infrastructure projects (unremunerated).
Speciality Scanners Plc (London); developers of dedicated magnetic resonance scanners for breast cancer diagnosis and management; not at present remunerated directly but options held in lieu of fees.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee of £150 to be received for completing a survey for IPSOS/Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, on 30 June 2009. Hours: 1.5hrs. Fee to be donated to charity. (Registered 14 July 2009).
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation to my constituency party campaign fund from Giles Wilkes, of Putney. (Registered 26 March 2009)
Name of donor: Shene School
Address of donor: Park Avenue, London, SW14 8RG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Received a bunch of flowers for handing out prizes and giving a speech. Hours: 1.5hrs. Estimated value: £15.
Date of receipt: 9 July 2009
Date of acceptance: 9 July 2009
Donor status: School
(Registered 14 July 2009).
8. Land and Property
Interest in a family trust which owns and manages a ranch in California, USA, from which rental income is received.
Interest in a holiday flat in Southern Spain.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Infrastructure Capital Partners Ltd (London).

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