Baroness Sherlock

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 5 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 9 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (18 May 2021 to 10 May 2022)
  • Opposition Senior Whip (Lords) (27 May 2015 to 15 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) ( 8 Oct 2013 to 5 Jul 2024)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (18 Mar 2013 to 27 May 2015)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 22 Jul 2024

    As of February 2024, 476,000 households in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit housing element were subject to a removal of spare room subsidy (RSRS) deduction. The RSRS deductions are based on the claimant's eligible rent for those in the social rented sector. There is a 14 percent reduction for those with one extra bedroom and a 25 percent reduction for those with two or more...
  • Carer’s Allowance - Question 21 May 2024

    My Lords, let me give an example. Carer’s allowance is a cliff-edge benefit. If you are caring for 35 hours a week and you earn £151 a week or less, you get the lot. If you earn £1 more, you get nothing. So the people the Minister is talking about include someone like Helen, who cared for her parents for 10 years. She breached the earnings rule because she worked in a hospital. They used...
  • Hate Crimes Against Muslim Women - Question 20 May 2024

    My Lords, as the shadow Faith Minister, I hear increasing reports when I meet faith communities that their members are feeling unsafe in our country. As the noble Baroness, Lady Hussein-Ece, said, Muslim women—especially hijabi women—are very often on the front line of Islamophobia on our streets. The Government have refused to bring forward a new hate crime strategy, even though the old...

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