Baroness Verma

Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Energy: Hydrogen - Question 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I too refer to my interests in the register. I congratulate my noble friend on the fund for innovation but can he also tell me what work is being done with the construction industry for future builds, to try to ensure that the innovation we are investing in is deployed into the new build?
  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 14 Sep 2020

    Thank you, Deputy Lord Speaker. My noble friend has talked about Covid, but I think it is important in the same debate to talk about the flu injections that are available to help people reduce their ability to catch Covid. Will my noble friend ask the pharmacies that are distributing flu injections to step up their communications, in particular to people with south Asian backgrounds, who are...
  • Covid-19 Update - Statement 14 Sep 2020

    Thank you, Deputy Lord Speaker. My noble friend has talked about Covid, but I think it is important in the same debate to talk about the flu injections that are available to help people reduce their ability to catch Covid. Will my noble friend ask the pharmacies that are distributing flu injections to step up their communications, in particular to people with south Asian backgrounds, who are...

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Profile

Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Founder, Domiciliary Care Services UK Ltd. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Chair, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Goods Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 13 Sep 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (13 Sep 2016 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (12 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (6 Sep 2012 to 7 May 2015)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills) (5 Sep 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues) (13 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (11 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development) (11 May 2010 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Children, Schools and Families), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Universities and Skills), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Children, Schools & Families), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Universities and Skills (4 Jun 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Children, Schools and Families (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Innovation, Universities and Skills (9 Jul 2007 to 4 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Education (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Chief Whip, Whips (11 Jan 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)

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