Lord Baker of Dorking


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  • Education: Design Subjects - Question 26 Apr 2017

    My Lords, last July take-up of design and technology fell by 10% for the seventh year. That subject and others are being squeezed out of the curriculum as a result of the EBacc. Yet, the artistic, creative and technical side of our economy is worth £500 billion a year. Many companies are finding it quite impossible to employ youngsters leaving school at the age of 16 or 18 because they...
  • Technical and Further Education Bill - Commons Reason and Amendment 25 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Watson of Invergowrie, for deciding not to press his amendments on this case. I know how strongly he feels about it, but it will be possible to revisit that after the whole principles of apprenticeships have been set up. I think that it is generally agreed by all sides of the House that this is an important Bill and a beneficial Bill. It is a major step...
  • Technical Education - Question 5 Apr 2017

    My Lords, is the Minister aware that the employability record of the students who go to the 44 university technical colleges is the best in the country? Last July we had 1,300 leavers, and only five joined the ranks of the unemployed. That cannot be matched by any other schools in the country. Some 44% went to universities, 32% into apprenticeships and the rest to jobs or further education....

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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