Baroness Stedman-Scott

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

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.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

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.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Insolvency 8 Dec 2022

    The taxpayer funded Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) has been operational since 2005. It was set up to award financial assistance to members of eligible defined benefit pension schemes which started to wind up underfunded between 1 January 1997 and 5 April 2005. Since it was established, the FAS has been extended and improved several times, making the financial help more generous and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits 8 Dec 2022

    Movement of legacy benefit recipients to Universal Credit (UC) started in May 2022, with the first 500 notices taking place in Bolton and Medway. Since then, the Discovery Phase of Move to UC issued over 1500 Migration Notices across 5 geographical areas including Truro & Falmouth, Harrow, Northumberland, and Cornwall. By the end of 2024 we estimate nearly 90% of households claiming working...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Young People 7 Dec 2022

    The Department for Work and Pensions’ Youth Offer is providing individually tailored work coach support to young people aged 16-24 who are in the Universal Credit Intensive Work Search group. This includes intensive support during the first 13 weeks of a claim through the Youth Employment Programme and a network of Youth Hubs across Great Britain that provide place-based support in...

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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

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (22 Sep 2022 to 29 Oct 2022)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (17 Sep 2021 to 22 Sep 2022)
  • 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 (12 Jun 2014 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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