Baroness Buscombe

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions


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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Children 20 Nov 2018

    Since 6 April 2017 families with third and subsequent children born on or after this date are able to claim additional support through Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit for their first two children only. This maximum support will also apply to entirely new claims to Universal Credit on or after 1 February 2019, regardless of the date of birth of their children. Claimants that are already...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Families 20 Nov 2018

    The latest data shows that the UK spends 3.8 per cent of GDP on expenditure classified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as “family benefits”. This is more than any other country in the OECD. “Family benefits” include cash benefits, such as personal tax credits, Child Benefit; maternity benefits and child Disability Living Allowance; and benefits...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disability 14 Nov 2018

    At Autumn Budget 2018 we announced that payment of income related legacy benefits (Income Support, income related Employment and Support Allowance and income based Jobseeker’s Allowance) will continue for two weeks after a claim for Universal Credit has been made. This change will support vulnerable claimants financially when moving to Universal Credit. From April 2019, the amount people...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1998

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Dec 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (15 Jan 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Shadow Minister, Education (16 Dec 2005 to 11 Jan 2007)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Education (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Spokespersons In the Lords, Home Affairs (22 Feb 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (6 Jul 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)


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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Buscombe’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 47.96% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 890 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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