Lord Baker of Dorking

Conservative Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

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Recent appearances

  • Examinations: A-level and GCSE - Question 15 Sep 2020

    Three independent research bodies have now reported that during lockdown a fifth of students had no access to a computer or had access for less than an hour—that is, 1.7 million students, and they are the disadvantaged. I fail to see how they can catch up on five months’ education in 12 months—it is utterly impossible. We should not count too much on tutoring, as most tutors have never...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: GCSE 30 Jul 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many GCSE entrants there were in (1) art, (2) music, (3) dance, and (4) drama, in (a) the 2010, and (b) the 2020, academic years.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Computers: Primary Education 29 Jul 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many primary schools taught computer coding in the current academic year.

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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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