Baroness Buscombe

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions


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Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit: Free School Meals - Question 14 Mar 2018

    My Lords, the Department for Work and Pensions has been working closely with the Department for Education to support the delivery of their eligibility criteria for free school meals for universal credit claimants in England. When the Social Security Advisory Committee, which is independent of government, looked at this issue in 2012, it found that there was no rigorous research evidence to...
  • Universal Credit: Free School Meals - Question 14 Mar 2018

    The simple answer to the noble Lord is no: I do not accept that. I think it is important to dispel straightaway any potential misunderstanding of what we are doing to safeguard the free school meals system for the future. The Government’s purpose here is to ensure that the programme continues to reach the most disadvantaged households in a way that is consistent, simple and fair. As the...
  • Universal Credit: Free School Meals - Question 14 Mar 2018

    I have to take issue with the noble Baroness, because I feel that I have answered the question. I want to stress that the reality of this is that every child receiving free school meals now, and any child subsequently given free school meals while the universal credit rollout is under way, will have their entitlement protected until the end of the rollout or until the end of the child’s...

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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 39 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 47.23% 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") 851 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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