Lord Baker of Dorking

Conservative Peer

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  • Ofsted: Pupil Absence Rates - Question 13 Feb 2024

    My Lords, when children of 14 decide to leave their school and go to a university technical college, their absence rate falls dramatically compared to that at their previous school. They like going to a UTC because they can work in workshops as well as classrooms, they can learn by their hands as well as their brains, and they visit companies looking for jobs. I assure your Lordships that,...
  • Education: 11 to 16 Year-olds - Question 8 Feb 2024

    My Lords, is the Minister aware that the Select Committee of this House on 11 to 16 education has come up with very radical proposals, basically replacing the curriculum that she is defending with much more practical training and skills? This is welcomed by British industry; it wants school leavers at 18 to have practical skills, employability skills and data skills, and these are not...
  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion 29 Jan 2024

    My Lords, I will support the Bill tonight, not because my Whips are suggesting I should do it but because I was the Home Secretary in 1990, the first to have to deal with a huge surge of illegal asylum seekers. In the previous 40 years from the refugee convention, there had been only a modest number of applications from people genuinely suffering persecution, and many were allowed in....

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Education for 11–16 Year Olds Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Youth Unemployment Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 16 Nov 2021)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (16 Apr 2007 to 21 May 2012)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (25 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (28 Nov 1990 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (24 Jul 1989 to 28 Nov 1990)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (24 Jul 1989 to 28 Nov 1990)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Science (21 May 1986 to 23 Jul 1989)
  • Secretary of State for Environment ( 2 Sep 1985 to 20 May 1986)
  • Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Local Government) (11 Sep 1984 to 1 Sep 1985)
  • Minister of State (Industry & Information Technology) (13 Jun 1983 to 10 Sep 1984)
  • Minister of State (Department of Industry) ( 5 Jan 1981 to 12 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee ( 3 May 1979 to 30 Jan 1981)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee ( 3 May 1979 to 3 Mar 1980)
  • Member, Procedure Committee ( 1 Nov 1978 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Service Department) ( 7 Apr 1972 to 4 Mar 1974)

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