Baroness Stedman-Scott

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Universal Credit - Question 2 Mar 2021

    My Lords, where do I start? I am so proud of the work that my department has done in supporting people during the pandemic. Time does not allow me to reel off everything that we have done, but I shall list these: our plan for jobs; a £2 billion kick-start scheme; increased support for 40,000 jobseekers of all ages; sector work-based academies; the job-finding support service; the help that...
  • Covid-19: Universal Credit - Question 2 Mar 2021

    The £20 uplift in universal credit has done an outstanding job. The Chancellor put it in place in a temporary way, and I guess tomorrow we will find out the intentions for the future. But please be assured that I am very happy to go back to the Chancellor and share the views of the noble Baroness and many others who have made that point.
  • Covid-19: Universal Credit - Question 2 Mar 2021

    The right reverend Prelate makes an important point. The £20 uplift has made a significant difference and, like the noble Baroness, Lady Sherlock, he has outlined some of the impacts that would happen should that be stopped. I am terribly sorry, and I wish it were not the case, but I do not have the Chancellor’s ability to make a commitment today.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2010

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 29 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (27 Oct 2017 to 29 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Select Committee on Charities (25 May 2016 to 26 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Social Mobility Committee (11 Jun 2015 to 16 Mar 2016)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (8 Jun 2015 to 5 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (9 Jan 2013 to 18 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (9 Jan 2013 to 18 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (22 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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