Baroness Buscombe

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber 24 Oct 2017

    Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Report stage – Baroness Buscombe. Legislation
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits 19 Sep 2017

    These estimates can be derived using the published “Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Assessment of the Benefit Rate Freeze” attached. Using the figures published in the impact assessment for the benefit freeze, we can estimate the annual cost of ending the freeze on working-age and children’s benefits. Assuming the freeze was ended after 2017/18 (such that savings from...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing: Domestic Violence 19 Sep 2017

    People who are subject to the benefit cap still receive benefits that are equivalent of gross family earnings of £25K, and £29K in London. If this is not enough money to secure a tenancy, the claimant can apply for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) which can be given in advance to help secure a property. The DHP guidance explicitly states that funding should be aimed at...

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Profile

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)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 21 Dec 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 42 debates in the last year — well 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 46.85% 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") 793 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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