Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen

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

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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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Recent appearances

  • Eating Disorder Services: Men - Question 1 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, for bringing forward this important Question. We know that boys and men are very unwilling to come forward when there is a problem. What is being done to make schools aware of this problem, and to make teachers aware of how to notice boys who may have a problem with an eating disorder?
  • Social Care: Integrated Care Systems - Question 11 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I believe that six integrated care boards have been selected as national front-runners on innovations that will help move patients from hospital to their home. Can my noble friend the Minister confirm that these are going ahead, give examples and reassure us that they will be properly monitored, with data being collected? I have just realised that I called the Minister “my noble...
  • NHS Waiting Times - Question 22 Nov 2022

    My Lords, we know that part of the problem is that ambulances are going to A&E departments but are not able to deposit their patients in A&E. We know that there is a blockage at the other end in social care, with people not being able to be discharged fast enough back into the community or into care homes. Until that is sorted out, I cannot see how we are ever going to sort out the waiting...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 October 2014

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Services Committee (20 Oct 2022 to 1 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (12 May 2022 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (1 Sep 2021 to 4 Feb 2022)
  • Member, COVID-19 Committee (11 Jun 2020 to 10 Jun 2021)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (9 Aug 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (12 Jun 2018 to 9 Aug 2019)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill (Joint Committee) (15 May 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (20 Jun 2017 to 29 Mar 2018)
  • Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (17 Jul 2016 to 21 Dec 2016)
  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (14 May 2015 to 21 Dec 2016)

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